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This Vacaville California Fireman reaches to pull out the fence boards that went through the “WINDSHIELD OF THIS SUV” when it cariened out of control and plowed through my next door neighbors fence into his back yard. When I was in the front yard taking photos, a Vacaville Police officer asked me to stand over by the driveway so the rescue workers could get by. Well, what that officer didn’t know, was that I know how to get into the backyard, where there were no policemen telling me where to stand. I was shooting into the sun somewhat, so my videos that I took, weren’t that great. I haven’t shot much video with my Canon EOS 60D, yet, but it works great on stills. I guess I will shoot more video as I learn more about the camera’s functions. The Canon 18-135mm AF IS telephoto lens that I was using, does a great job keeping my shakey hands, still. I still haven’t figured out how this driver put his SUV, 45 feet off the street that runs perpendicular to this fence and house. The driver just missed the gas meter and pipes of Scott’s house. One more inch, just one, and the SUV would have hit the meter and that could have caused a gas leak with an explosion. Thank you to the Vacaville California, United States, Firefighters and Paramedics, for helping when they were needed. The driver of the SUV was hauled off on a stretcher and the story didn’t even make it into the local paper.
9/23/2011 UPDATE: The driver of this SUV was able to come over to Scott’s house yesterday and appologize to Scott for driving through his fence. We thought he might have had a seizure or something like that. But, actually he said “I looked up and saw a woman crossing the street in front of me and I turned the wheel hard left,,then I guess I hit the gas pedal instead of the break pedal and that’s all I remember”,,,“HENCE, TRUCK IN FENCE”. Gee, maybe I should change the title. lol actually I just extended the title. I was just looking at the photo of this shot and I also noticed a fish swimming across the windshield with his mouth open like he is going to eat that 4×4 and I can see a lobster under the fireman’s left forearm. The fish is made up of one shadow, one depressed section of the windshield and the tail is shattered and reflecting light right above the passenger side windshield wiper. Does anybody else see that or am I the only one that’s nuts? lol


  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoover 3 years ago

    Incredible shot!

  • Thank you Mat, it’s not often one gets to take a photo or two of an SUV in your next door neighbors back yard, especially when that back yard is 40 or so feet from the street that runs in a totally different direction than the front of this vehicle is pointing. lmaorof. At least the guy wasn’t badly hurt and he was able to visit Scott yesterday and tell him he was sorry for driving through his fence. He’s damn lucky he didn’t end up with his head in the back seat, what for all the fence boards I saw get taken out of the windshield. I guess he said that he looked up and saw a woman walking in front of him and that was all he remembered. Apperantly he instinctively turned the wheel, but then he hit the gas pedal instead of the break pedal. Hence, truck in fence! lol His daughter was two vehicles behind him and say the whole thing, it happened just seconds after I parked my own truck in my driveway and went in my garage, by the time I got to my bedroom, I heard the sirenes coming. I knew they were close, because they stopped quickly, but I didn’t know they were that close. I was able to get some digital video, but it was limitted to not much action. Also, my lower back kept me from getting in a better position to shoot from. Bob ;)


  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 3 years ago

    Now THAT is a good story and description to accompany an image!! I see the fish and lobster, too! You sure looked this image over good! Nicely seen and told! :)

  • Thank you helmetheads for this nice compliment. I’m glad you see the fish and lobster also. lol I always like to see what all is in my images. Sometimes, little things like the fish and lobster, just pop up and make themselves known. Bob ;)


  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 3 years ago

    Wonderful photo!
    Your hosts – E.R. and Linda J. Bazor (Oct 1st. 2011)
    Big thanks go out to all our unsung heroes who step up when the rest of us run!

  • Thank you Estes for this feature in your fantastic group. Yes, without our firefighters, police, emergency workers of all types, the rest of the people would be hard pressed to step up and take controll. But, you know me, if I can find a way to get a shot, I will. When this guy hit the side of Scott’s house, little did anybody know about the gas meter that he just barely missed. It coulda been real nasty to say the least. How are you and Linda doing these days? Bob :)


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