Two cars managed to get themselves stuck on top of the same rising road barrier within an hour of one another this morning at Salford's MediaCityUK.
The first one, a taxi, was trapped by the rising ramp-shaped road furniture at about 08:20am this morning whilst following a van into the complex. The second car, a BMW, was then stranded in exactly the same bizarre position a short while later.
Luckily, it seems as if both drivers - and a very bemused passenger in the taxi - escaped unhurt. The taxi company, New Moon, has confirmed that their driver and passenger are OK, and reports also suggest that the BMW driver is OK.
In fact, the manager of the taxi company compared the experience of the driver - who for obvious reasons wants to remain anonymous - to a ride at Alton Towers theme park.
Muhammad Ilyas told the Manchester Evening News:"It came up all of a sudden. It was like Oblivion at Alton Towers."
"He's unharmed. He had to wait for a couple of minutes. Someone came and put it down."
The anonymous taxi driver added: "There was a car in front of me. I was going behind to drop off a passenger.
"The car in front was about 20ft away from me. The barrier was on the ground. Then the barrier went up.
"I didn't know there was a barrier. I thought it was a normal road."
Fair play, mate. We all make mistakes.
The problem is, this is 2019. Luckily for everyone else, radio producer Rebecca Kelly was on hand to snap a photo of the taxi. Captioned simply 'oops', it tells the story better than a million words ever could.
Less is know about the BMW incident, as it occurred afterwards. Presumably the driver of that car wasn't too keen on having their identity out there, either. That being said, there are a lot of media types around Media City (who'd have thought that?) so we've got an idea of what it must have been like.
Of the first incident, Rebecca Kelly also spoke to the MEN. She said: "I was walking past and took the photo at 8.20am. I saw the taxi driver and the passenger still in the car as I went past, and both were safe."
There you have it. All the hallmarks of a good story. It's a bit silly, very unfortunate, but ultimately everyone walked away from it OK.
LADbible has contacted Peel Holdings, the company that owns MediaCityUK, for comment.
Featured Image Credit: Rebecca Kelly