Car left in precarious position on Portland after crash in early hours

AUDI do that?

Picture by Geoff Moore/Dorset Media Service

Picture by Geoff Moore/Dorset Media Service

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COMMUTERS on Portland had a bit of a shock after a car was left in a precarious position following a crash in the early hours of the morning.

An Audi A4 ended up on top of a lamppost and balancing on a boulder after a crash just after 2am this morning, on the A354 Portland Beach Road.

It is not yet known how much damage was caused to the car, with police sealing off the car as it waited to be recovered earlier this morning.

Police believe that the car, registered to a man in Blandford Forum, hit a lamppost before ploughing into the boulders and ending up in the unfortunate position.

The incident happened at 2.19am near the roundabout next to the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, and it is not thought anyone was injured in the crash.

The car was left in the precarious position all night before the vehicle was recovered earlier this morning.

A spokesman for the police said: “We received the call at 2.19am to a one vehicle road traffic collision on Portland Beach Road.

“The car involved was a grey Audi A4, registered to a man in Blandford Forum.

“The ambulance and fire service were not called to the scene and there is no indication of another car involved, it is believed the car hit a lamppost and then ended up there.”

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10:28am Tue 5 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

I swerved to a miss a cat honest.............s
ure you did.
I swerved to a miss a cat honest.............s ure you did. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 6

11:11am Tue 5 Aug 14

February1948 says...

Well, it was an Audi!!
Well, it was an Audi!! February1948
  • Score: 4

11:17am Tue 5 Aug 14

JoeyJo says...

A driverless car?
A driverless car? JoeyJo
  • Score: 3

11:48am Tue 5 Aug 14

cj07589 says...

February1948 wrote:
Well, it was an Audi!!
Yes indeed Audi drivers are a special breed not to be underestimated! Perhaps they should attend an advanced drivers course before being allowed to buy one!
[quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: Well, it was an Audi!![/p][/quote]Yes indeed Audi drivers are a special breed not to be underestimated! Perhaps they should attend an advanced drivers course before being allowed to buy one! cj07589
  • Score: 9

1:28pm Tue 5 Aug 14

livid99 says...

Quote: "Police believe that the car, registered to a man in Blandford Forum, hit a lamppost before ploughing into the boulders and ending up in the unfortunate position. "
Wow, amazing how they can work out exactly what happened just by seeing the car balanced on the lampost and some rocks !! Well done Plods, some top notch detective work there.
Quote: "Police believe that the car, registered to a man in Blandford Forum, hit a lamppost before ploughing into the boulders and ending up in the unfortunate position. " Wow, amazing how they can work out exactly what happened just by seeing the car balanced on the lampost and some rocks !! Well done Plods, some top notch detective work there. livid99
  • Score: 5

2:46pm Tue 5 Aug 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

Another incorrect report... The car is Still there as of 1445 and has not 'Been Recovered' as the report suggests.

It is clear what has happened... you do not need to be an expert to figure it out!
Another incorrect report... The car is Still there as of 1445 and has not 'Been Recovered' as the report suggests. It is clear what has happened... you do not need to be an expert to figure it out! PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 7

3:37pm Tue 5 Aug 14

not too distant says...

It was still there at 13.30 pm today, so not taken away this morning as stated... Must have been acquiring a bit of momentum to ride over the lamp post like that.
It was still there at 13.30 pm today, so not taken away this morning as stated... Must have been acquiring a bit of momentum to ride over the lamp post like that. not too distant
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Saddler says...

Very clever driving. A good stuntman would find it very difficult ti leave a car in that position. Lucky no injuries.
Very clever driving. A good stuntman would find it very difficult ti leave a car in that position. Lucky no injuries. Saddler
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Tue 5 Aug 14

February1948 says...

not too distant wrote:
It was still there at 13.30 pm today, so not taken away this morning as stated... Must have been acquiring a bit of momentum to ride over the lamp post like that.
Are you suggesting that an Audi driver would break the speed limit? Shame on you!!
[quote][p][bold]not too distant[/bold] wrote: It was still there at 13.30 pm today, so not taken away this morning as stated... Must have been acquiring a bit of momentum to ride over the lamp post like that.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting that an Audi driver would break the speed limit? Shame on you!! February1948
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Tue 5 Aug 14

1Kimberlin says...

livid99 wrote:
Quote: "Police believe that the car, registered to a man in Blandford Forum, hit a lamppost before ploughing into the boulders and ending up in the unfortunate position. "
Wow, amazing how they can work out exactly what happened just by seeing the car balanced on the lampost and some rocks !! Well done Plods, some top notch detective work there.
livid99 you are silly. It;s so easy to see how they arrived at the conclusion. They were in a Kebab shop in Westham Road when a man walked in and told them, they then went into a Taxi Office and asked if any of their drivers knew if this was true.

By the way car stil there at 215.00
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: Quote: "Police believe that the car, registered to a man in Blandford Forum, hit a lamppost before ploughing into the boulders and ending up in the unfortunate position. " Wow, amazing how they can work out exactly what happened just by seeing the car balanced on the lampost and some rocks !! Well done Plods, some top notch detective work there.[/p][/quote]livid99 you are silly. It;s so easy to see how they arrived at the conclusion. They were in a Kebab shop in Westham Road when a man walked in and told them, they then went into a Taxi Office and asked if any of their drivers knew if this was true. By the way car stil there at 215.00 1Kimberlin
  • Score: 1

8:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

martaaay2 says...

honest guv ive only had a shandy
honest guv ive only had a shandy martaaay2
  • Score: -1

9:28pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Rubberducktrucker says...

Why would the car be recovered in the morning when the traffic is a bit lighter. Why not wait until approx 16.45 when the rush hour is in full swing, then block the road off to recovery the car so the traffic can build up in both directions causing major congestion. Brilliant idea. The word 'idiots' comes to mind.
Why would the car be recovered in the morning when the traffic is a bit lighter. Why not wait until approx 16.45 when the rush hour is in full swing, then block the road off to recovery the car so the traffic can build up in both directions causing major congestion. Brilliant idea. The word 'idiots' comes to mind. Rubberducktrucker
  • Score: 5

10:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

yar2007 says...

Probably another dangerous killer elderly driver
Probably another dangerous killer elderly driver yar2007
  • Score: -2

10:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Portlandjerry says...

All very we'll making jokes about this sort of thing,but drivers like this are lethal! Good job he did not injure any one else .
All very we'll making jokes about this sort of thing,but drivers like this are lethal! Good job he did not injure any one else . Portlandjerry
  • Score: -3

8:58am Wed 6 Aug 14

MaidofDorset says...

Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage.
Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage. MaidofDorset
  • Score: 0

10:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

February1948 says...

MaidofDorset wrote:
Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage.
Look on the bright side - that's one less Audi on the roads!
[quote][p][bold]MaidofDorset[/bold] wrote: Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage.[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side - that's one less Audi on the roads! February1948
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Rubberducktrucker says...

MaidofDorset wrote:
Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage.
It was lifted off the rocks by a large crane.
[quote][p][bold]MaidofDorset[/bold] wrote: Would have been interesting to see how the breakdown truck got it off the rocks without doing more damage.[/p][/quote]It was lifted off the rocks by a large crane. Rubberducktrucker
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sun 10 Aug 14

livid99 says...

yar2007 wrote:
Probably another dangerous killer elderly driver
Nah...just an Audi driver
[quote][p][bold]yar2007[/bold] wrote: Probably another dangerous killer elderly driver[/p][/quote]Nah...just an Audi driver livid99
  • Score: 1

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