Focus Driver Bins it Like Hammond in Weston-Supermare
You'd be forgiven for thinking the window sign was put there in preparation for a Grand Tour stunt and that the 'Richard' in question is our own serial crash test expert - Richard Hammond. Maybe the sign inspired the driver to emulate his hero? It's possible, I enjoyed the irony of the sign next to the wreck. So much so; I have to imagine there's a good story behind it.
It turned out recently, that not content with copying 'The Grand Tour' format and style - Top Gear decided to go one further and try to foster a reputation of having a crash-happy maniac on the show.
According to reports, Freddy fell off a motorized trike, but sustained no injuries. I'm sorry, but my wife would crash like that. Rubbing your testicles in death's face while sliding upside down along the tarmac at 300 mph in a vampire dragster, then spending weeks in hospital recovering... - that's a MAN's crash!
Of course NOBODY bins it like Hammond. Richard is a supercar-binning legend and rightly so. That's not to stop people TRYING however.
This would-be Hammond was reported by Weston-Supermare Fire Service on their Twitter account. What I find baffling is exactly how the car ended up in the position it did:-
Was this a case of somebody backing up but forgetting to switch the rear parking sensors on? Or is this the result of an epic, handbrake turn - gone Hammondly wrong?
I wonder what the female police officer is saying to the driver in this scene? It's a scientifically proven fact that chicks dig handbrake turns. If it's EPIC enough to take out an entire shop front... Well that might just be impressive enough to seduce the woman who's about to arrest you.
Yep, I reckon this lady is going to be slapping some shiny cuffs on our hero and maybe taking him back to her dungeon. Sadly, it won't be for some kinky fun but for a breath-test, a urine sample, a blood sample, then a few hours in a cell followed by a court appearance, points and a fine.
I suppose if the driver is REALLY into the kinky fun stuff, he could always wait until she's cuffed him, then subtly hint he's got drugs stashed about his person. That might earn him a bit of intimacy with Miss Police Woman, at least as long as she's got a spare pare of latex gloves handy, but I digress....
However you dress this up, it's an impressive binning. Looking at this reminds you of looking at Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. You think 'How the F%$* did that get there? It's got no business being there and needs removing ASAP.'
Bizarrely the most damage appears to be to the door. Does Miss Police Woman have hulk-smash powers and did this when she yanked the door open to arrest him? Maybe she won't NEED a taser and handcuffs to subdue him?
I know I normally cover more exotic cars being binned than this, but the baffling position the car ended up in MUST earn this at least a B+ for effort.
If this IS the work of legendary binner Hammond, then at least we're not to worry.
NO ONE WILL STOP RICHARD TONIGHT!