May 25 2013 Latest news:
Monday, March 11, 2013
QUICK thinking engineer - and Ely Standard reader- Vassilis Papanikolaou had a lucky escape when he spotted this uprooted shed flying towards him on a Cambridgeshire road today.
“I was driving out of Soham towards Newmarket - going to work- when this large shed / mini barn, got blown off by the winds right onto my path,” he said.
“I had to do an emergency brake to avoid hitting it.”
Mr Papanikolaou who was first on scene along the Fordham Road, stopped to call the police and then took these dramatic photos with his mobile phone.
“It all happened right before my eyes,” he said. “A flashing lights unit arrived shortly after and closed the road.”
Among Mr Papanikolaou’s hobbies is astronomy but in this instance using a simple camera on a mobile phone brought him right down to earth!