Car suspended from telephone wires after crash on A35 between Christchurch and Lyndhurst

The scene on the A35. Pic by John Paine.

The scene on the A35. Pic by John Paine.

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A CAR ended up hanging from telephone wires after crashing into a pole in the New Forest.

John Paine, 62, from Poole, who took these pictures of the scene, said: “We were driving through the forest at the time and this car had got caught up in the telephone wires.

“I have no idea how it happened but we heard one of the police officers say it was one of the weirdest things they had seen in 20 years.

“We thought it was a film set to be honest.

“It’s not the sort of thing you see every day, a car like that.”

It happened on the A35 between Christchurch and Lyndhurst on Friday.

Police said they were called at 8.15am and that nobody was injured.

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9:27pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

What a picture
What a picture Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 10

10:32pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Repo says...

What an idiot.
What an idiot. Repo
  • Score: 12

5:28am Wed 2 Apr 14

funkyferret says...

Hang on! I suspect the driver will end up with a 'suspended' sentence.....?



(Glad no-one was hurt, but I would love to see the insurance claim form explaining THAT one!)
Hang on! I suspect the driver will end up with a 'suspended' sentence.....? (Glad no-one was hurt, but I would love to see the insurance claim form explaining THAT one!) funkyferret
  • Score: 67

8:01am Wed 2 Apr 14

mgibbs says...

That takes some truly impressive stupidity.
That takes some truly impressive stupidity. mgibbs
  • Score: 8

9:02am Wed 2 Apr 14

P Barker says...

Jez, some people will park anywhere
Jez, some people will park anywhere P Barker
  • Score: 9

12:49pm Wed 2 Apr 14

funkyferret says...

"Nose-y parker?"
"Nose-y parker?" funkyferret
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Wed 2 Apr 14

chris42 says...

i.ve heard of hanging on the line but this takes it literally
i.ve heard of hanging on the line but this takes it literally chris42
  • Score: 3

8:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Understated says...

i cant stop laughing... HOW DO YOU DO THAT. SERIOUSLY THAT IS IMPRESSIVE. hahahaha

its safe to laugh because no-one got seriously hurt. otherwise its a bit grim

imagine his phone conversation.
i cant stop laughing... HOW DO YOU DO THAT. SERIOUSLY THAT IS IMPRESSIVE. hahahaha its safe to laugh because no-one got seriously hurt. otherwise its a bit grim imagine his phone conversation. Understated
  • Score: 1

8:01am Thu 3 Apr 14

Ginny nz says...

I believe the driver was from Poland : D
I believe the driver was from Poland : D Ginny nz
  • Score: 1

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