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Forklift Flips BMW, Then Drops Dumpster On It

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I spy with my little eye something that makes no sense.
It might take you a couple seconds to notice the weirdness in this grainy photo. Look for the upside-down silver sedan resting in the middle of Broadway and Convention Plaza, right in front of the Edward Jones Dome.

Note also the full dumpster curiously resting on the car's exposed undercarriage.

The photo elicited instant confusion on the St. Louis Reddit thread where it was first posted Friday. And though there was one particularly good guess, the real story behind this bizarre accident doesn't involve a garbage truck. It involves a forklift. And dumpster projection.

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At 1:21 p.m. on Friday, officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the intersection to find the surreal pairing of a dumpster riding an overturned car -- a BMW, in fact, according to a post from the Redditor who took the photo.

The accident itself occurred when an industrial forklift carrying a dumpster attempted a left turn from Convention Plaza onto Broadway, struck the BMW and flipped the vehicle clean on its back. However, the force of the collision also "projected" the dumpster -- which was filled with scraps of metal -- and it landed right on the Beemer's flat belly.

The forklift driver then released the dumpster, reversed to a safe distance and then presumably waited for the cops, firetruck and ambulance to arrive. The forklift driver was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn, according to a statement from SLMPD spokeswoman Leah Freeman. The driver of the BMW was transported to hospital, and was described as "conscious and breathing."

Here's the full statement from the SLMPD:

Officers responded to a call for an accident at Convention & N. Broadway at 1:21p.m. this afternoon. An industrial-sized forklift carrying a dumpster filled with scraps of metal was traveling westbound on Convention, making a left turn onto Broadway when it struck a vehicle, causing the vehicle to overturn. The dumpster the forklift was carrying was projected onto the overturned vehicle, and the driver of the forklift released the dumpster and backed the forklift away to avoid further potential damage to the vehicle. The driver of the forklift was cited for "Failure to Yield While Making a Left Turn". The driver of the overturned vehicle was conscious and breathing and conveyed to a hospital to be treated. The investigation is ongoing.

See also: VIDEO: Motorcyclist Rams Missouri Cop Car During Wheelie, Pays Dearly For It

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The intersection of Broadway and Convention Plaza, the center of St. Louis' dumpster-on-BMW scene.

Follow Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com


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25 comments
Mike Bradley
Mike Bradley

....and there was a recent story saying St. Louis has some of the most courteous drivers.

Mario Atria
Mario Atria

Sweet revenge ......going around ....somewhere

Drew Starr
Drew Starr

St. Louis is Detroits doppelganger.

Brent Yard
Brent Yard

Thee Lovingcup, one employee doing something careless while working alone does not make the whole company careless, you can't make assumptions on an entire company from one incident involving 1 driver working alone.

Alex Peck
Alex Peck

Duh,bet it was a Union forklift driver!

ontherise1984
ontherise1984

Madea had a court date, here in Saint Louis. (We all know she lives in court). She found out that someone else took the spot right next to the Eagleton Bldg, on Tucker (very last one). Since this was the second time she had to throw down, (The KMart Incident, being the first) she decided to lift a nearby dumpster on top of the BMW that was parked there."You saw me getting ready to take thaqt parking spot, and you're gonna take my parking spot?" Good for Madea, the STL po-po will take alot longer to track her down (to find her). LMAO

Laura Taylor
Laura Taylor

And here I thought Thor had something to do with it!

Susan Smith
Susan Smith

I love it,,, Only in St. Louis !!!!!

Tommy Heron
Tommy Heron

You're suppost to put trash in the dumpster , not under it !

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

No, but I'd like to know what companies are reckless, it seems to be a detail most important and obviously left out.

Jason Dagne
Jason Dagne

I guess wife was out for revenge since you probably cheated on her.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

What company was the forklift operator working for? Company names would be nice, so I know who is irresponsible

Tim Smythe
Tim Smythe

Someone pissed their lover off lol

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