September 20th, 2006

Caricature

Even our disasters are minor

Train crash in Royston, not many hurt.

(OK, none hurt, none even close to being hurt.)

It could have been so much worse. The car rolled through a fence onto the platform and caught the back of a departing train, 'slightly scuffing' a carriage, and coming to a halt. If the train hadn't been there, the car would likely have rolled over the platform edge and been left grounded hanging over the gap. If one of the Cambridge Clippers (non-stop Cambridge - London) had come hurtling through, well, that would have been extremely messy.