Friday, June 08, 2007

The Drive Home Report

As seen on the drive home...a few weeks ago. Yikes! I trust the driver was taken to the hospital. This looks like a serious rollover crash. What I found puzzling however is the fact that the car is coated in mud and there is no mud anywhere in sight. Almost like the car was dropped off here by somebody looking for a disposal site who finally gave up and left it on the side of the road. Maybe it fell off the back of a flatbed? Or maybe it came from the overpass above? I never did figure it out. Any ideas?



At 6:04 AM, June 09, 2007, Blogger Jim said...

Is that really an overpass? It looks like what I'm seeing at the top of the frame is the metal girding of a large road sign. That wimpy pole in the background wouldn't make much of a bridge abutment.

The mud probably came from the other side of the road. Looks like that car spent some time over there and a few other places besides.

At 8:38 AM, June 09, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

I'm actually under the overpass when I took the can sort of see the shadow of it but that's about it. There was no mud on the other side of the road was dry everywhere. But certainly looks like the car has been around.

At 12:35 PM, June 09, 2007, Blogger DarkoV said...

I've heard of those mysterious mid-western mudslides that appear out of nowhere and, unlike their much dirtier and less self-respecting California cousins, then clean up after themselves. Perhaps, the couple in the car were necking on the highway, the mid-West being bereft of romantic cliffs where one can park for such necessary getting-to-know-you locales and were unexpectantly slurried away by the mid-West Mudslide.

Just a thought.

At 4:19 PM, June 09, 2007, Blogger Janie said...

That's a wild picture. I do hope everyone is okay.

And it do make ya wonder, it do!

At 5:39 PM, June 09, 2007, Anonymous Jim said...

Maybe you drove through a set for some CourtTV show while the crew was out to lunch.

At 3:37 PM, June 10, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

I'm kind of inclined to suspect the "fell off the back of a truck" theory. Unless there's more to be gleaned from the surrounding area, the lack of torn up ground near the crash site, the rather intact-looking guard rail, and the mostly uncrushed roof, it just doesn't seem like the car could have come to rest there after a rollover accident. Unless it just didn't spend much time on its roof--in which case there should be large divots in evidence.

Most perturbatory.

At 10:54 AM, June 11, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Darko, ever thought about being a pulp fiction novelist? ;-)

Jim, that's about what it felt like!

Foo, I'm with you...there's no other evidence of landscape destruction anywhere, only mud clods on the highway which makes sense if it fell off a truck.


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