Super Hans wrote:On the subject of driving.
Going back to my parking space last night along a very straight, fairly short lane used exclusively as access to the parking areas along the river side, I encountered a car, side-on, blocking the entire width of the lane so nobody could get past.
I got out to try to figure out what was going on and it turns out that the driver had managed to roll his car over once, so that it was back on its wheels again.
He achieved this on a road which has no bends, nothing to avoid and on a lane which is so short, it would be really, really difficult to get up enough speed to actually get enough momentum to roll a car even if you were trying.
He refused to get out so he just sat there until the police came. He wasn't drunk.
I still can't work out how it happened.
Oh! Somebody had that story about a Taiwanese woman rolling her car in LA, and the boyfriend got mad at the hospital and said:
"What!? You never rolled a car before?!"
I'll watch the news last night to see if the guy had a dash cam recording it, then we might find out what happened. I don't see it making the news if there's no footage though!
I was sitting at a corner side coffeeshop here once and this car parked at the corner pulled out, went to turn the corner and slammed into the traffic light pole. All of us turned around to look, and have NO idea how he did it. When he backed up to go around it he slammed into it again, and eventually got around it by scraping his car along it. This is on a wide, fairly empty bit of intersection.
It was a really expensive car, too. Black, shiny, and BMW or Benz or whatever they drive nowadays.