For the Record: It Was Just a Little Bump, Sir!
Source: http://www.112brabant.nl/news/10719-...-valkenswaard/ Thanks to Chippaa and Cabo for this one! Hello everyone, while accidents of armored vehicles are usually not something to be laughing at (when a vehicle of dozens of tons is involved, the damage usually tends to be extensive), sometimes they are just plain silly. For example, take yesterday – Netherlands, near Valkenswaard. Five Belgian MOWAG Piranha wheeled AFV’s were travelling to Oirschot firing excercises quite fast, when a tractor, belonging to a local farmer, drove on the road without warning from a small side road. The leading Piranha slammed the breaks not to smash it and the entire convoy of Piranhas bumped into each other, causing some minor damage, but damaging the fuel tanks of several vehicles – the fuel started leaking and had to be disposed of by local fire department. The Belgian army had to tow the Piranha’s away on trailers. Luckily, noone was hurt in the accident. * * Oh well :) I am sure that being almost crushed by an armored vehicle will teach the farmer to look carefully when driving next time.