Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Here's something you don't see everyday.

I took this picture at work today. My boss peeked into the office I share with two other ladies, and calmly asked if anyone had a camera on their cell phone. I replied yes, and that I had a real camera too, because I always carry it with me. He said, "Come on!" and we proceeded to walk briskly, then run, outside and over to the edge of our parking lot. He wouldn't tell me what we were running to see. I couldn't imagine what it might be. I looked over the fence into the neighboring office's lot and saw this:


Seems it was just one of those days for this rookie Raleigh cop. Apparently she was making a right-hand turn out of our office building's driveway when a clipboard slid over and somehow caused the steering wheel to get stuck. For some reason she didn't or couldn't brake, and she went over the embankment. I wince with sympathy when I think of the mortification she will no doubt endure when this story gets back to the station. Luckily no one was injured.

You can click on the photos to see larger versions. Notice there are no air bags in the vehicle. Hmm. I guess they would hinder an officer's ability to hop out and chase a suspect after a wreck.

There was a news helicopter flying overhead within minutes, and one local news website has a small writeup about the incident. (I'm not sure how long the link will work.)


  1. Sad and funny all at the same time. Is that possible?

  2. I saw that on the news. Hilarious!! I can't believe that you were right there.