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



  • Alan Hutchison 8y

    .....Driver denies rumours of attempting Lorry wheelies as he had seen on Top Gear once
  • neuro PRO 8y

    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 ...
  • ear1grey 8y

  • lindamccraven 8y

    even if i hadn't been hurt i am sure i would have had a heart attack!
  • Frizztext PRO 8y

  • Peter Ashton PRO 8y

    One for the 'crash, bang, wallop' group.
  • Daniel Fernández PRO 8y

  • neuro PRO 8y

    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 :)
  • Crazy Horse 8y

    Very timely taken shot.
  • Salime Smith Villanueva 8y

    Wow that looks scarry!! talking about great timing!
  • Joe Kubitschek PRO 8y

    That'll leave a mark, ouch! Nice capture.
  • reza mohseni(old account) 8y

    thats really great
  • nicolas Valentin PRO 8y

    thats what you call tipping !!
  • tnt.dc 8y

    wow, unbelievable shot!
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  • Jamie Kirkhope 7y

    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.
  • dave forbes PRO 6y

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  • neuro PRO 6y

    Over two years and this sign still hasn't been replaced!
  • Alan SHaw 6y

    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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