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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 29th November 2013, 19:11 Thread Starter
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I came across this truck in a ditch near my house this afternoon. I stopped and checked on the driver, and he was unhurt and was waiting for a recovery truck to turn up.
It turned out he had missed his turning on the A9 and had turned up this single track road to try to find a place to turn around. He had managed to turn around, and was on his way back to the A9, (about 100 yards ahead of the truck), when a gust of wind forced his nearside wheels off the edge of the tarmac and then he toppled into the ditch.

Must have been quite a scary experience for the driver.



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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 29th November 2013, 22:36
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I came across this truck in a ditch near my house this afternoon. I stopped and checked on the driver, and he was unhurt and was waiting for a recovery truck to turn up. *
It turned out he had missed his turning on the A9 and had turned up this single track road to try to find a place to turn around. He had managed to turn around, and was on his way back to the A9, (about 100 yards ahead of the truck), when a gust of wind forced his nearside wheels off the edge of the tarmac and then he toppled into the ditch.
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Must have been quite a scary experience for the driver.
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Is the Tarmac ripped up across from the truck at least the guy is ok must have been hard for him to climb up and down from his cabin

Hope you went and got him a hot drink

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Is the Tarmac ripped up across from the truck at least the guy is ok must have been hard for him to climb up and down from his cabin

Hope you went and got him a hot drink
The stuff on the right is just mud churned up by cars having to go on the grass to get bye the truck.

When I knocked on the truck door the driver already had a hot drink and a sandwich.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 29th November 2013, 23:48
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So you don't carry a tow rope then ???



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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 29th November 2013, 23:51
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So you don't carry a tow rope then ???



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So you don't carry a tow rope then ???


If he did he would need to get a new rear end

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Surely the heated seats would sort out his rear end.
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Surely the heated seats would sort out his rear end.
I would say quite cosily

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