A forgetful truck driver has unwittingly created the world’s first Range Rover Velar Convertible.
On Wednesday, a truck driver in his 40s was delivering a red Range Rover Velar. However, after dropping off another vehicle in Bolton, he forgot to lower the top deck of the transporter. As a result, while travelling along the motorway near the Salford border, the top of the Velar smashed into a bridge, utterly destroying the luxury SUV.
The sight is devastating. The entire windscreen and roof assembly of the Velar have been ripped off, leaving the SUV a total loss and inevitably making for one very disappointed owner who will have to wait longer for his new SUV to be delivered.
The Velar wasn’t the only vehicle on the transporter at the time of the crash. A silver Range Rover Evoque was also on the transporter, but it escaped with little more than a smashed windscreen and dented hood. A third vehicle located on the truck’s lower deck wasn’t damaged at all.
Speaking to police, the driver claimed that, after making his delivery in Bolton, a woman with a pram asked him to move his truck. He did so but completely forget to lower the top deck of the transporter. The driver has been reported for driving without due care and attention.
A breakdown recovery truck was also damaged in the crash after the roof of the Velar smashed into its windscreen. Fortunately, according to The Mirror, no one was injured in the crash. Shame about that red Velar, though…
One from yesterday – #M61 Motorway, car transporter driver fails to lower top deck and collides with bridge resulting in turning this Range Rover into a none factory build convertible! Driver reported for due care. @NWmwaypolice pic.twitter.com/SqSj0ctfmw
— GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) April 26, 2018