Just a quick blog as I think the pictures tell you a lot!
I went out for an evening stroll last night and the flashing blue lights at the top of the road and the long stream of traffic caught my eye.
I went closer and saw what had happened.
A lorry had miss read the height sign and decided to go under the rail way bridge and in the process he’d got himself well and truly caught!
Now I wasn’t sure how long this had been going on but the Spanish drivers and especially the bus drivers took it on themselves to keep the traffic flowing and either turned off onto other roads or did a ‘u’ turn.
They were so organised that they needed no Police man to tell them what to do or to wait patiently till the incident was sorted……
It’s the age old question that a five year old can answer. How do you get a lorry out from under a bridge – let the tires down!’ and in this case we were only talking about a few centimeters.
Yet in England what would have happened at this point?
The driver must have reacted quite quickly when you see the damage done to the lorry. A bent attena and a dimpled container. Not a lot!
Poor driver then seemed to lose his confidence as he tried to reverse in a straight line. The traffic cop was concerned about his bike and kept telling the driver to stop, slow, no, no, NO!
By now the gathering crowd and those leaning over their balconies were all raising a giggle and an eye brow!
Well in England by now we would have a full road closure.
The traffic cops would have been directing traffic away from the scene from about 2 miles away.
The local council would have started their plan of emergency.
The engineers would have been out to shore up the bridge.
The structural engineers would have been called on to do a risk assessment within the next 48 hours.
No one would be allowed in the area till all that was done.
In Spain, nothing stops the next train……..
And it all went smoothly.
Well done for commen sense in Spain.