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Oh no! Roofs of new Jaguar, Range Rovers ripped off as transporter hits railway bridge in Scotland

"Bridge has been inspected and has been passed fit for rail traffic. Cant say the same for the vehicle(s) that struck it," Network Rail Scotland said on Twitter following the accident.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 28, 2018 12:00:35 pm
crazy accidents, job fails, range rover roof damaged, new luxury cars roof damaged, viral photos, odd news, viral news, indian express Eye-witnesses believed at least two cars were completely destroyed. (Source: Gareth Ruddock/ Twitter)

There are days at work that goes bad. Then, there are days when you think you should have never got to work in the first place. And clearly, a driver of a car transporter felt the latter, when luxury vehicles worth tens of thousands of pounds were destroyed when he attempted to travel under a low railway bridge in Perth, Scotland. Shocking pictures from the scene showed the lorry was carrying — wait for it — brand new Range Rovers, Jaguar and Velar!

Photos showed that roofs of the luxury vehicles ripped off due to the collision and as eye-witnesses shared photos online, everyone cracked the same joke. “Didn’t knew Range Rover was a convertible,” said one on Twitter.

The lorry carrying seven of the vehicles – which cost more than £80,000 each – collided with the bridge at 8am in Marshal Place, local newspaper Daily Record said.

Gareth Ruddock, who saw the accident and said he believed two of the cars were a ‘write-off’. “The police were there brushing up the bits and pieces which had broken off. The driver was there looking a bit unhappy. Nobody was hurt but it wasn’t a good day for that fella,” he told Daily Mail.

Taxi driver Charlie Stevenson, who was parked at the railway station, described hearing an “almighty crash” when the lorry ploughed into the bridge, according to a report by The Courier, UK. “The Range Rover had its roof torn clean off and the car behind it was pretty badly damaged as well,” he said.

Police Scotland confirmed there was no casualty in the freak accident. While the Network Rail Scotland engineers attended the scene and have since announced that the bridge is “fit for rail traffic” but warned others to check their height.

A spokesman for Essex-based Carlson, the company responsible for the transporter, said: “The investigation is ongoing and we are not in a position to comment at this time.”

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