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Unexpected for 10.15.04

Unexpected for 10.15.04

This shot was taken on our way back from Key West on a weekend trip. We were about 2 miles from actual site, but luckily we had carried our bikes with us, so I jumped on one and rode up to see the above scene. A truck had lost control while attempting to avoid a car stopped at the top of the bridge. The cab remained on the bridge but, as you can see, the trailer jumped the railing and hung precariously over the side and over the water. Originally, the trailer's only contact with the bridge was by the wheels (hanging by the wheels), but as you can see rescue workers secured and hauled it up little by little. The accident occurred at 5:00am and we continued to be in stand still traffic at 1:00pm. There is only one road on and off the Keys and this mishap stopped it in both directions until well after 2:00pm. Luckily, no one was injured, but it took quite a while to get things cleared up.

Extremely Unexpected

Canon EOS 10D
1/500s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso200 full exif

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glamis02-Nov-2004 01:47
I wish I could've seen it when it was literally hanging by the wheels. And yes, it does seem quite impossible that it didn't fall into the water. Thanks so much for the comment. :D Sara
JamesK 29-Oct-2004 19:44
That's unreal! It seem's so impossible that it could NOT fall in! Great capture, fitting noteworthy.
glamis28-Oct-2004 22:49
I wish! Thanks for the comment. :-D
Mac28-Oct-2004 20:50
excellant capture! i hope you made plenty $ with this shot! Mac UK