Motor home stuck under Flintshire bridge blocks road

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    A motor home got stuck under a bridge on Broughton Hall Road


    This motorist in Flintshire seems to have underestimated the height of their vehicle...and blocked a road in the process.

    The motor home got stuck under the bridge on Broughton Hall Road in Broughton at about 6pm today.

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    A motor home got stuck under a bridge on Broughton Hall Road
    North Wales Police attended the scene, but the ambulance and fire service were not called out.

    The road was cleared shortly before 8pm.

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    A motor home got stuck under a bridge on Broughton Hall Road

    http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/motor-home-stuck-under-flintshire-11600449
     
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    shakes head in sheer disbelief, I feel sorry for them for the cost of repairs, but as sorry for their insurers

    with the approach road being downhill it should have made the bridge look even lower than it actually was

    edit - says me who backed into his neighbours three storey house 2 weekends ago o_O

    not paying enough attention on both cases I guess :unsure:
     
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    In his slight defence, the height sign on his side is no where near as conspicuous as the one on the other side and that seems to have been hit a time or two, even the sign appears to have suffered.
     
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    Should have let some air out of the tyres first.
     
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    My cheepo Chinese sat-nav does its NUT if I try and aim for a bridge which is too low.
     
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    I think he would have had to go through on his rims to avoid any contact at all
     
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    One good thing is that the driver will never forget the height of his motorhome
    I'm surprised it got under there at all, 7'6" is very short for a coacbuilt.
     
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    I have a feeling it is possibly a bit higher when you enter and then gets lower.

    I certainly wouldn't have risked it. My co-driver starts to panic at 3.5 metres.

    Martin
     
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    However, the police sent their dedicated MH unit to help.........(y)

    police station.jpg
     
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    I guess that the road has been resurfaced and that has added height to the road surface or to put it another way, lessened the clearance height.

    Either way it is a bit of a disaster for the poor owners. :sick:

    KH
     
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    Nice tagging on bridge sides though
     
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    My Doblo is almost 2.2m, so there was no way that was going to fit! :eek:

    I'm surprised the damage wasn't worse, but as mentioned elsewhere it could be that the 2.2m warning only refers to one section of the bridge and they hit something a bit higher...but unfortunately not high enough.
     
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    Perhaps he forgot he was driving a motorhome?
     
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    If so, should the driver be allowed to drive ?

    Memory loss & safe driving aren't good bedfellows i.m.e.
     
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    It was just a possible explanation, I was not making an excuse for the driver.
     
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    Some events are just inexplicable I think - this could be one of them.
     
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