Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Taxi in a ditch

While driving out to work this morning, I came across this hapless scene. I just had to stop to take some photos.

No, the man surveying the, er, flotsam is not actually the driver of the taxi; like me, he's just another curious passerby. Would've been a more interesting story if it was, though.

Odd how the taxi seems to have fallen cleanly sideways into the ditch. We kibitzers surmised that it was parked on the curb, a little too close to the edge, and then another car hit it and pushed it over.

The damage on the front right side -- oh, make that top side -- lends credence to the theory.

We wanted to make sure no one was inside. One guy tried the doors but they were locked. Thank goodness! (Though it would have really been interesting if there was someone.)


  1. Odd that there weren't any eye-witnesses....the noise of the other car hitting the taxi should have brought out everyone living nearby.

  2. If a taxi falls into a ditch in the middle of an empty street, does it make a sound?

    That has got to be the most curious situation I've ever seen in photos. While the man in the first photo might not be the taxi driver himself, he looks just as bewildered as the rest of us. I'm almost tempted to write a caption for him.

  3. @Robert: that just adds to the mystery!

    @Sean: awaiting the caption ;-)

  4. Oh, i know this place. near sacred heart church in obrero. my haus is just straight ahead. ;)