Updated: October 28, 2018 12:00:35 pm
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.
Up near Perth railway station… the new convertible range rover on show…. pic.twitter.com/uw8z2rt1kC
— Geordie Gixxer (@geordiegixxer) October 24, 2018
Range Rover squashed under railway bridge in Perth pic.twitter.com/9LvbfFyEb6
— Sarah (@Sarafino1) October 24, 2018
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.
Think you’re having a bad day? Think of this poor bloke in Perth this morning…. #badday #illdefinatelyfitunderthatbridge #afewlesslandroverdrivers #perthnews #perthandkinross @giraffeinperth pic.twitter.com/IcQCQ5MC0I
— Gareth Ruddock (@GarethRuddock1) October 24, 2018
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.
Land Rover launch new convertible Range Rover in Perth pic.twitter.com/Emp9DJiHVx
— Gala Foxes (@Galafoxes) October 24, 2018
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.
.Following a lorry striking a bridge in #Perth…
Bridge has been inspected and has been passed fit for rail traffic.
— NetworkRail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) October 24, 2018
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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