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Message 2095082 - Posted: 27 Feb 2022, 22:39:11 UTC

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Message 2095086 - Posted: 27 Feb 2022, 22:54:39 UTC

I can see some possibilities for a motocross track there. :-D

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Message 2095098 - Posted: 28 Feb 2022, 2:56:29 UTC - in response to Message 2095082.  
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I'm sure there is no actual 'mystery' other than how to most cheaply drain the flow of water through some hollows...

Very annoying the press do not show the wider picture to show the surrounding lay of the obviously sloping hollowed/bowled land...
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Message 2095100 - Posted: 28 Feb 2022, 3:14:42 UTC

It's definitely a landslip incident and are those new houses at the top of the hill that I can see?

I've seen new developments in similar situations produce those types of effects and they're all the fault of very poor residential planning and ground testing.

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Message 2095107 - Posted: 28 Feb 2022, 3:52:40 UTC

All it takes is a leaking water pipe and a clay layer
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Message 2095125 - Posted: 28 Feb 2022, 9:06:41 UTC

Not exactly "unexplained" as the whole hillside has been sliding downhill for decades and taking the road with it. In some places it is moving much faster than others. As has been said already, the press pictures rarely look at the slopes above or below the road, if they did they would see the scars from previous slips.
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Message 2095154 - Posted: 28 Feb 2022, 20:38:48 UTC

Some people's mail might be late and a little soggy.

Semi-truck carrying mail plunges into an icy river, snaps in half.

Talk about being lucky.

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Message 2095215 - Posted: 1 Mar 2022, 19:47:01 UTC

That ship that was carrying all those brand new cars has found a watery grave.

Massive cargo ship carrying cars sinks in mid-Atlantic.

I guess that it wasn't as stable as 1st thought.

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Message 2095420 - Posted: 6 Mar 2022, 1:34:26 UTC

Woman dies after being blown over by helicopter in Plymouth, say police

Downdraft toppled 87-year-old on footpath near Derriford hospital helipad and injured two other people

Then there's your typical preliminary response from investigators to the press:
A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to those affected by the incident at Derriford hospital. It would be inappropriate to comment while the incident is investigated by Devon and Cornwall police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.”

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Message 2095450 - Posted: 6 Mar 2022, 22:18:53 UTC

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Message 2095456 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 2:13:55 UTC - in response to Message 2095420.  

I saw a report that Coast Guard helicopters have been baned from landing at Deriford Hospital.
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Message 2095494 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 21:25:35 UTC - in response to Message 2095450.  

Not what you want during your peak hour run into the city.

A multi-vehicle crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge has caused one car to burst into flames, stopping traffic in both directions.
Update:

Dashcam footage of crash caused by car thief.

Horrific dashcam footage of head-on crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with car exploding into flames.

Thankfully no 1 was killed, but I wonder what his excuse will be.

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Message 2095608 - Posted: 10 Mar 2022, 8:21:06 UTC

Faulty drainage work blamed for fatal Stonehaven derailment

A drainage system was installed in 2011 and 2012 by now-collapsed contractor Carillion - but it was not in accordance with the design.
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Message 2095609 - Posted: 10 Mar 2022, 9:14:35 UTC
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Uber driver takes short cut suggested by GPS and ignores warning signs.



https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/uber-driver-forced-abandon-car-23337858
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Message 2095642 - Posted: 10 Mar 2022, 23:15:12 UTC

Mazda and Volkswagen are working on new car tech that can watch drivers and pull them over if the AI thinks they’re asleep or experiencing a medical emergency. What could possibly go wrong?
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Message 2095676 - Posted: 11 Mar 2022, 16:42:54 UTC

If your transportation is by ship in the Pacific beware Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Chain has been in wrong position
Sailors from HMS Spey have shifted a remote Pacific island one mile south on the world's maps – after proving it's been in the wrong place for 85 years.

Henderson Island in the South Pacific is an uninhabited land mass roughly the size of Oxford, one of four islands in the Pitcairn chain sitting between Chile and New Zealand.

The Royal Navy's offshore patrol vessel corrected charts used by mariners since 1937 while checking the waters around British Overseas Territories using sonar, satellites and airborne laser techniques.
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Message 2095726 - Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 1:30:35 UTC

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/ntsb-investigates-fiery-crash-between-caltrain-and-vehicle-in-san-bruno/2835196/
NTSB Investigates Fiery Crash Between Caltrain and Vehicle in San Bruno
13 people were injured after the train slammed into a truck with a crane attached.
The southbound train struck a vehicle that was part of Caltrain's track electrification work.


NTSB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIkIuooZLxQ
"PTC was active on the engine at the time of the crash."
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Message 2095731 - Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 5:34:30 UTC

Video: KTLA reporter talking about deadly hit-and-run is interrupted by car wreck
Kang was in the area of Hoover and 84th streets talking about how the location has been the site of many incidents lately, with double the number of traffic collisions occurring in the area since the onset of the pandemic.

Behind him, two sedans slammed into each other, and one appeared to speed away. It’s unknown if the driver later stopped.

“Our security guard yelled ‘get back’ and we moved as the car came racing towards us. It veered away at the last second and T-boned the car,” Kang said.

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Message 2095764 - Posted: 14 Mar 2022, 7:09:32 UTC

Oh dear, who are they employing at Sydney Buses these days?

Investigation into Sydney bus driver who ploughed through windshield-high floodwater.

I wonder what the excuse is.

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Message 2095868 - Posted: 15 Mar 2022, 20:39:42 UTC
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[url]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60754135 [/url] The Evergreen shipping Line is at it AGAIN this time in the US, who do they employ as helmsmen?
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