Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Collision

A Moment in Time

Winter Collision

A common sight this winter. A car collision. Luckily no one was injured here. The grey van came down the very icy Hammarbergsvägen in Tungelsta and the driver told me that he couldn't stop. The woman in the blue Audi was driving uphill along Allévägen, apparently talking on her cell phone. Result, a busy day for the tow truck driver, because as you can see both car had to be towed away. It took everyone involved a while to work everything out with insurance papers and phone calls. The police arrived after thirty minutes and they left when the tow truck arrived.

12 comments:

Geoff Steen said...

Poor people! Don't prangs like this make you cringe? I'm so grateful to be able to work from home when it snows.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your winter photos are just amazing. They also show a balanced view of the snow. Yes, it is beautiful and many scenes look like they should be paintings, but the challenges of driving in the snow, depicted by you today, present the other side of winter.

My wife has lived her entire life in Arizona. She cannot tolerate the cold.

When my wife and I visited Sweden several years go, she put on a long winter coat to go out during the evening in Stockholm in June. Everyone stared at her. Sometimes when we travel to places like China or Africa people stare at her because she is a very tall blond. In Stockholm I told her that people were not staring at her because she is a tall blond because people there look like her. They were staring because she looked crazy wearing a heavy coat in the summer.

brattcat said...

no hohoho that day for those folks, i fear.

Julie said...

So would they both be found to be at fault? Him for not stopping, and she for talking on her mobile. They would here.

Johnny on the spot, I see.

Olivier said...

cela me rappelle hier matin sur les routes autour d'Évry...tant que c'est de la tole ca va..

John said...

We have had a lot of those over here these last couple of weeks; total chaos at Heathrow and on the EuroStar.

Jack said...

Steffe, they should appoint you the Official Chronicler of Hanige and Tungelstra. Fires, accidents, weather, and most of the citizens. You don't miss much!

Merry Christmas.

Steffe said...

Ha ha, not that I have ever heard about those two places Jack, but if you mean Haninge and Tungelsta, you sir are correct!

bfarr said...

Oops!

Jack said...

Oops is right. I could blame the keys sticking on my keyboard, but I think the errors are my own.

Haninge, Haninge, Haninge.

Tungelsta, Tungelsta, Tungelsta.

newprovidencedailyphoto said...

Oww, what a hassle! Makes me glad I don't drive to work.

(I'm not looking forward to winter train delays, though!)

anjoe playhouse said...

Talking in cell phone, how stupid!!!
We too have lots of snow on Lolland, well all over Denmark, and it's chaos :(

All best wishes to you and your family: May the holidays be peacefull!