A British ambulance driver who went home at the end of his shift forgot one crucial thing – he had left a patient in the back of his ambulance.
National Health Service chiefs have apologised to the 65-year-old Manchester man who spent an uncomfortable five hours locked inside the vehicle.
A police chase in Maine ended when the driver, while attempting to elude police, crashed into a stand of trees, jumped out of the vehicle without putting it in park, and was run over by his own vehicle.
Why, yes, as a matter of fact alcohol was involved. How did you guess?
A man caught driving while using two mobile phones has told [Australian] police it was ok because he had one finger on the wheel at all times.
The one-fingered hoon was seen holding a mobile phone in each hand and driving his car with his knees while travelling through the Eastlink tunnel about 3.15pm Saturday…
The driver explained he needed to transfer information from one phone to another and that he had been driving with one finger.
via Herald Sun.
An Erie County sheriff’s deputy who stopped a vehicle for speeding early today in Elma was greeted by an odd sight — the apparent driver sitting in the back seat.
After investigating the incident, Deputy Kristin Rozycki determined that the driver had climbed into the back seat in an attempt to claim he wasn’t driving, according to police reports.
More via Latest Local News : The Buffalo News.
An Indiana state trooper became concerned when he saw an aggressively driven pickup with red and blue strobe lights flashing on Indiana 3. He followed the truck until it reached its’ “emergency destination”, a local McDonald’s, and the driver and a passenger climbed out. Turns out that they were two teenage boys, not emergency personnel. Their explanation that authorities were more lenient where they came from (country boys) and all the other kids did it fell on deaf ears.
They’ll get a chance to explain it all to a judge.
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Look in the dictionary under “idiot”
A person completing a driving exam ran his or her vehicle into the Department of Motor Vehicles building on Castillo Street, causing significant damage to the building.
Neither the driver nor the test examiner were injured in the accident, which happened just after 9:30 Thursday morning, August 27. The vehicle jumped a curb and stopped after plowing two feet into the corner of the building on the south side.
A man lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a swimming pool Monday morning in Aloha,[Oregon] sheriff’s deputies said.
Scott Kurico, 46, was driving through the parking lot at the Heritage 185 Apartments when he lost control, said Sgt. David Thompson in a Washington County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Kurico said he dropped his coffee cup and accidentally hit the accelerator. The pickup hit a parked car, went over a curb, crashed through a fence and then careened into a swimming pool, deputies said.
via KPTV Portland.
Police say a driver blamed a car crash [in] Connecticut on two pet baby snakes that he said escaped from his pants pockets as he was driving.
Hartford police Sgt. Christene Mertes says Angel Rolon claimed he lost control of his sports utility vehicle on Monday when the snakes slithered near the gas and brake pedals and he and a passenger tried to catch them.
No word on why he had snakes in his pocket…
A German motorist mistook an underground train tunnel for a road and drove 200 metres along the tracks before he realised. Max Kirsch, 29, faces drink driving charges after getting his Vauxhall Corsa stuck in the train tunnel in Bochum.
Police and fire trucks had to be scrambled in the middle of the night to stop trains and help remove the car from the tunnel.
Kirsch, 29, had veered left into the tunnel after heading down a service road and had not realised what he had done. He told police he was simply trying to get to downtown Bochum after seeing the latest Harry Potter movie.
A drunk German sparked a slow-speed police chase after stealing a tractor to get home from a nightclub after his girlfriend left without him, said police, who used pepper spray to try to stop the vehicle.
It took six police cars, pepper spray, a nail strip, bullet holes in the tires, and 40 minutes to stop him.
Oh, and did I mention he rammed a police car and hit another vehicle along the way? He’s going to have more than a headache and hangover to contend with when he sobers up.
via Yahoo! News.
A Harpswell [Maine] man who was allegedly text messaging while driving on Route 196 Sunday morning took an unexpected off-road detour that left him with minor injuries, according to police.
Topsham Police Lt. Christopher Lewis said it appears a 1997 brown Chevrolet Blazer four-door driven by Phillip Smith, 20, of Harpswell, was traveling on Route 196 west of Meadow Cross Road. The vehicle careened off the road, struck a utility pole, drove through a barbed wire fence — taking out several posts — traveled over a field, up a small hill and then down a steep embankment into a small stream, Lewis said. The crash was reported at 8:20 a.m.
via The Times Record
2. Drive erratically, lane jumping
3. Don’t tell the police that you were driving like an idiot because you were chasing the guy that stole your marijuana.
There was also 15 baggies of marijuana and 13 ecstasy pills in the car.
A woman in Fremont , Nebraska, managed to do $26,000 damage while attempting to turn into an alley. The first casualty was a fence, then a utility pole, a garage, another fence, yet another fence, a house and another garage.
Police estimated property damage at $26,000 plus another $5,000 to her car.
Yes, alcohol was a factor. How did you guess?
If you saw a news article that described an incident in which a man was charged with DWI, driving with an invalid license and felony theft, what would you guess he had stolen? I’m guessing you guessed wrong because it was a $180,000 steamroller.
video at myfoxaustin.
A Halsey [Oregon] man was arrested Sunday after a series of erratic moves on Interstate 5, including driving at extreme speeds, throwing a baby’s car seat out the window and stripping naked.
Sheriff’s officers in Marion County, Oregon, arrested a 53 years old grandmother when she rocketed by them at 103 mph with her 10 year old grandson in the car. Why was she going so fast? According to the officers she said she was teaching her grandson about the dangers of speeding.
via KOMO News
Authorities in Ohio said the vehicle used by a man charged with drunken driving was a motorized barstool.
Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, said when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked what appeared to be a barstool sitting atop a deconstructed lawn mower.
Kile Wygle, 28, was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police said he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed 15 beers.