New Range Rover Has Its Roof Ripped After Transporter Hits Bridge
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A brand spanking new Range Rover ended up as an unplanned convertible after the transporter carrying it hit a bridge.
The new Range Rover was one of a number of cars on the transporter which was making its way along the M61 yesterday morning. Having just made a delivery to a showroom in Bolton, the transporter was on its way to another drop off when the drama happened.
According to Greater Manchester Police the driver of the transporter forgot to lower the top deck, meaning that the vehicle was too tall to pass under a bridge, the Manchester Evening News reports.
The driver said he was parked outside the showroom when a woman asked him to move the transporter, which he did - but in the process he forgot to lower the top ramps and carried on driving as normal.
The two cars on the top deck were badly damaged, including the red Range Rover Velar, which is reported to be worth around £40,000 ($55,000). Imagine being responsible for wrecking one of those.
One from yesterday - #M61 Motorway, car transporter driver fails to lower top deck and collides with bridge resulting in turning this Range Rover into a none factory build convertible! Driver reported for due care. @NWmwaypolice pic.twitter.com/SqSj0ctfmw
- GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) April 26, 2018
A second silver car, also reported to be worth tens of thousands, was damaged, too. A third car, on the lower deck, wasn't damaged in the smash.
GMP police posted snaps of the aftermath on Twitter, alongside a jokey caption about the car now being a 'non-factory build convertible'.
The roof of the car flew off and hit a breakdown recovery truck, which was travelling behind it, smashing the windscreen. Fortunately, the driver wasn't injured, although he did tell police he was left feeling 'shaken' after the incident. I imagine that's putting it very mildly.
The driver of the transporter also managed to escape injury, however, he has been reported for driving without due care and attention.
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And I can imagine his boss had something to say about the whole thing, too.