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    Somehow the tipper portion of a lorry managed to wedge itself under a gantry on the M80 near Stirling. Fortunately no one was badly hurt. Taken on Camera Phone

    Used by the BBC news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6385189.stm

    Made it to Explore page on Feb 22 2007

    neuro, Offshore Alan, Frizztext, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Alan Hutchison Photography 87 months ago | reply

      .....Driver denies rumours of attempting Lorry wheelies as he had seen on Top Gear once

    2. neuro 87 months ago | reply

      Well, much much later, they've removed the Corsa, the tipper and the top of the sign. I actually applauded as I drove past, fantastic work. Now to find out if the road's open tomorrow morning ...

    3. lindamccraven 87 months ago | reply

      even if i hadn't been hurt i am sure i would have had a heart attack!

    4. Peter Ashton aka peamasher 87 months ago | reply

      One for the 'crash, bang, wallop' group.

    5. neuro 87 months ago | reply

      On the way into work this morning (thankfully took less than 2 minutes to get from Old Inns to the gantry sign as opposed to hours), I saw more of what they've done. The road is perfectly clear, no sign of debris or crap left behind. The entire top of the gantry, including the blue sign, has been removed, leaving only the concrete pillars.

      Haggs Interchange has been hit before with delays due to works and accidents, so I hope when they decide to replace the sign, they don't completely screw up the mornings for all us eastbound commuters yet again :)

    6. Zill Niazi 87 months ago | reply

      Very timely taken shot.

    7. Sublime ® 87 months ago | reply

      Wow that looks scarry!! talking about great timing!

    8. Kuby! 87 months ago | reply

      That'll leave a mark, ouch! Nice capture.

    9. R.mohseni 86 months ago | reply

      thats really great
      awesom

    10. Nicolas Valentin 84 months ago | reply

      thats what you call tipping !!

    11. tnt.dc 83 months ago | reply

      wow, unbelievable shot!

    12. Beachy 74 months ago | reply

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    14. Woolies2007 67 months ago | reply

      The story i was told from my dad, who was at the scene, was that the lorry driver had just made a delivery, and somehow forgot to put the tipper thing back down, so cruised off down the road, and then hit the sign. Many people thought it was a simple case of pulling the tipper thing off, but it had bent the gantry, and was actually holding it up, you can almost see the bend in this photo. So they had to get a crane, which is why it took so long to clear.

    15. Dave Forbes Photography 60 months ago | reply

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    16. neuro 60 months ago | reply

      Over two years and this sign still hasn't been replaced!

    17. ashaw86 52 months ago | reply

      I remember that day. We needed to go on that motorway, and we got took up to through the backroads near Banknock to get through to Stirling. Nightmare.

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