Spotted this morning at around 8.30am on Shattuck Avenue near Haste, this sight: a truck’s rear trailer positioned at a strange, cantilevered angle outside a party supplies shop. It  looks like a routine delivery gone wrong. The truck’s driving cab was parked nearby.

Anyone like to hazard a guess as to what happened? Or even know what did in fact go down?

Photo: Sam Knobel.

Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...

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  1. VdR: It was a drive-by-shooting of the most benign kind. As you say, safer for passenger to be photographer than driver! If your passenger snaps some good pics of Berkeley, make sure to add them to the Berkeleyside Flickr pool. Then they may get published on the site.

  2. On the scene photographer SK before the school day starts, catching the news with his camera!! Great..
    (this can happen in my car too, ..safer to have a non driver using the camera, right? good training for them!)

  3. There is a nose prop in the front of the trailer(Steel post) that is supposed to be slid down when the tractor is disconnected to stop the trailer from tipping forward….Driver never put it down, that’s why it tipped forward!

  4. I saw that and thought somebody had started loading from the back without doing the necessary calculations … It must have been fun to be in there with the last addition that literally tipped the balance.

  5. The very definition of “not too Swift. . .”

    and a good demo of why high schools still need basic physics classes.