Nothing is as fascinating as an unexplained accident...
Indeed, every picture here is an unopened book of driver's angst, remorse and often complete confusion. Here is the fresh installment in our on-going "Accidents Big and Small" series, full of mystifying and bizarre accidents, mostly suffered by vehicles on the ground (which is slightly more reassuring than accidents in the air, see our "Airplane Oops!" page.
Aaah! these pesky Google Maps markers!... not again -
Next picture you've probably seen already, so we're only going to link to it. Besides, it's a pretty sad story: one person was killed and 14 injured when this car collided with a group of cyclists in Northern Mexico.
In another bit of a news, "Mister Bean crashes £650,000 McLaren F1 sports car"! Don't believe it? Read it here.
Police car calamities (in the U.S., Canada and Russia)
Driving class calamities: Brian Baer from "The Sacramento Bee" took this shot of a Mazda RX7 that flew through air off westbound I-80, cleared a fence and flew 15 feet into the computer classroom, injuring many of the students listening to a lecture. This happened back in 2003 -
"Daniel Lentipo (pictured) and researcher George Wittemyer hunkered inside this truck while a bull named Rommel thrashed it, expressing some displaced aggression after a humbling face-off with another male."
...and by a Russian (unexploded) bomb:
(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
"A Georgian Port Authority employee passes in front of a Russian rocket on August 11, 2008 in Poti, Georgia. The rocket landed on the Georgian Military Police car..."
Seeing how many photos of crazy accidents came from Russia, is it any wonder that the test dummies are refusing to cooperate for the LADA car promotion?
Parking properly is like a rocket science to some people
From the good old days, here is a creative approach to creating parking spaces, sort of like a PEZ dispenser - a car lift from 1931:
When leaving the car parked for long time, make sure to make allowance for local climate:
Before moving your car, check for cats! -
Trucks, buses (and a heavy machinery) in various trouble
The bus was trying to go around a corner, when the driver stepped out to see if he could make the corner, but forgot to put it on the handbrake. Result: bus drove slowly forward into the water... This page has a video and pictures of lifting this bus out of the river.
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