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Car gets wedged in to 'impossible' position


Posted on Saturday, 3 November, 2018 | Comment icon 13 comments

This is taking parallel parking to a whole new extreme. Image Credit: Facebook / Matty Bestwick
Footage from Scotland shows a car that has somehow become wedged lengthways between two bollards.
The bizarre spectacle was captured on camera by Matthew Bestwick and his son who had been driving to an Aldi store in Livingston, West Lothian back on October 30th.

What makes the scene particularly strange is the fact that the red Toyota is wedged in a horizontal position between the two bollards. It is stuck so tight in fact that the bollards are literally embedded within the front and rear of the vehicle, causing significant damage.

But exactly how did someone manage to drive it in to such a seemingly impossible position ?

Since appearing online, the clip has been subject to some heated debate with some social media users suggesting that the vehicle must have been dropped by a crane to get it positioned as it is.

"We walked by the incident at Aldi in Livingston and couldn't believe how the person had managed it," said Bestwick. "We heard in Aldi itself it was an older gentleman who was a little shaken, had done it."

"The only possible solution was he's reversed into the pillar that hard at an angle he's bounced into that position."


Source: Daily Record | Comments (13)

Tags: Car, Bollards

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by seanjo on 3 November, 2018, 19:42
No mystery, just physics, Inertia and momentum.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Stiff on 3 November, 2018, 20:47
Exactly this ^. In fact, the last person in the article pretty much mentions the same thing. Although, due to the damage, I think it was the other way round (forward into the post on an angle) "I think the man reversed the Toyota and the car somehow managed to bounce in to that position."
Comment icon #6 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 3 November, 2018, 21:09
I saw a car bounce like that over a curb. It ended up perched on a retaining wall five feet high.
Comment icon #7 Posted by seanjo on 3 November, 2018, 22:22
I'm guessing the car hit the post at the front right side and the angular momentum induced by that forced the back end past the rear post.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Stiff on 3 November, 2018, 22:34
Yep. And there's a fair bit of 'give' in those plastic bumpers to allow the car into the gap before expanding again. I'm sure the cops see stuff like this every now and then, it certainly won't be the first.
Comment icon #9 Posted by internetperson on 4 November, 2018, 3:06
I don't think it bounced but probably while backing in the rear of the car actually came up off the ground(front of the car intact at this point), this created a bit of space in the front and when he realized what happened he went to go forward but by then he was aligned with the front pole so he smashed into that.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Black Monk on 4 November, 2018, 10:52
It doesn't take much to baffle the internet nowadays. Every week there's at least one story in the newspapers about how the internet has been "left baffled."
Comment icon #11 Posted by Black Monk on 4 November, 2018, 10:53
It was a MAN driving it?!
Comment icon #12 Posted by godnodog on 4 November, 2018, 11:05
Illegal time travel aliens who thought they were parking a flying car
Comment icon #13 Posted by Stiff on 4 November, 2018, 12:59
I know, I know. It shocked me too


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