Photo of the month – December 2004 – Special 3 [German version]

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"It’s one giant leap for a small car"

A car transporter fails to notice the end of a traffic jam and collides with the lumber transporter in front. The entire load on the car transporter shifts. The car at the front of the upper deck "hops" onto the lumber transporter.

Exactly how the load was secured is unnknown, but it is fairly safe to say that securing the cars with belts was not sufficient. A large part of the load was seriously damaged. The total damage was valued at something the region of 100 000 euros, not including the general economic damages caused by the traffic jam.

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