I interrupt normal service to bring you news of the car crash at Todheugh...
I had only just come into the house from photographing the garden when the phone went. My cousin Colin was trying to get hold of Paul as his computer wouldn't boot up. Paul is away playing bridge this weekend so the help desk is closed. After a quick chat I wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, and then got back to revising my 4s. I heard a loud bang, the dogs jumped up but I couldn't see anything out of the window. I went back to my studying. And then the phone went again. This time is was my neighbour Margaret asking whether I had seen the crash. There was apparently a car on its side just around the corner, and luckily no-one was hurt. I said I would wander out to investigate.
There was a Range Rover, undamaged, parked on the verge on the river-side of the road, and at the corner of our cow shed there was the blue Suzuki of Leslie, who lives on the other side of the river, on its side...
Leslie was on the phone to his insurers trying to describe where the accident had occured - it is a C road with no actual name. The owners of the Range Rover, who live in Edrom, had already phoned the police.
I decided to go back inside until the police/recovery vehicle arrived as it was cold. Shortly afterwards Margaret phoned again to say she had seen the police arrive, so I wandered back ouside.
They took statements from all concerned, and I pointed out that I think Leslie must have hit our wall as it now has a couple of large cracks in it...
The recovery vehicle turned up shortly afterwards. Its first job was to drag the Suzuki along the road to get it past our wall - there was a horrible sound of screeching metal as it did this. The truck then backed into the area in front of our barn soon-to-be back garden in order to pull the car upright again.
We were all surprised that it did not look anywhere near as bad as we had imagined. However, the man from the garage does not believe it will ever be seen back on the road again...
The last job was to winch in on to the recovery truck and take it away
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