Monday, January 26, 2009

One lucky driver!

What's the old saying about God looking after fools and drunkards? I guess this driver must have fallen into one of those categories . . .

Some churches have bats in the belfry. This one has a car.

The Skoda saloon arrived at its unusual resting place after its speeding driver lost control, drove over the edge of a steep slope and flew for 100ft in the air before becoming embedded in the roof.

Fireman needed a special lift to reach the 23-year-old trapped 30ft above the ground late on Sunday night. After two hours trapped in the wreckage he was freed, badly hurt but expected to survive his injuries.

Next Sunday's service at the the Church of Our Lady in the East German village of Limbach-Oberfrohna might have to be cancelled while structural safety checks are carried out.

The minister, Johannes Schubert, said: 'I think it is a miracle that the young man is alive. The church we can repair; he would have been a different story if God had not been looking out for him.

'If we are allowed to hold a service on Sunday I think I shall make the theme of it "God moves in mysterious ways, his miracles to perform".'

More pictures at the link. I trust the driver will leave an offering at the church - monetary rather than automotive - once he's recovered!



phlegmfatale said...

Oh, I think he was just in pursuit of loftier environs.

Bob said...

Wonder if there will be copycats? It might become a craze.