On a wing and a prayer

By ColleenA
A beautiful old Bentley with its wings on the bonnet.
Today I was almost killed waiting for a tram after physio. I was standing next to the tram pole looking at the timetable when I heard an almighty crash. I looked up to see a car flying towards me. I was frozen to the spot for a second then realised if I do not run with my new knee replacement and crutch I will surely die. I made it by a whisker. I could feel the steam from the radiator as she hit the pole next to me. People jumped out their cars to check if I was ok. An hour later I had been checked by paramedics and gave a Police report. I also called my knee surgeon and am going for an X-ray tomorrow then see him to see if I√‚íve strained anything.
So I reckon my guardian angel was watching over me today....hence my title
Versions are snaps of the car that almost hit me and pole I was standing next to.

Tags: Transport Vintage cars

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gpimages Plus
11 69 2 England
30 Mar 2021 8:31AM
Whoa - that was close Colleen. A very appropriate title. Needless to say I prefer the lead!
Graham Wink
30 Mar 2021 8:34AM
Well, done you! Plus well done for being able to be calm enough after the event to take some photographs, Colleen.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
30 Mar 2021 8:44AM
So you'll be entering the hop, skip and jump in a few months, Colleen!

A scary day... I'm glad you're safe, and i hope that the incident hasn't set your recovery back at all.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
30 Mar 2021 8:45AM

Quote:Well, done you! Plus well done for being able to be calm enough after the event to take some photographs, Colleen.

I was sitting on a chair on the sidewalk getting checked by paramedics and he suggested I took a few photos in case I have future injuries.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
30 Mar 2021 8:47AM
So pleased you seem to have escaped serious injury.
30 Mar 2021 8:55AM
There is nothing like a news story from " our reporter on the spot" Frightening experience but very glad to know that you are ok. Being able to record the aftermath takes a lot of courage. Hope all's well with your knee.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2021 9:18AM
Well done for being able to avoid disaster. I do hope your new knee is OK. I do like the lead image here Colleen. The contrast between the warm foreground colours and the cold, out of focus background adds to the interest.

bluesandtwos 12 531 1 England
30 Mar 2021 9:33AM
Time for you to buy a Lottery ticket while your good luck is holding out. Smile Your Guardian Angel was obviously on the ball that day!!!

Hope you new knee has withstood its ordeal ok.

ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
30 Mar 2021 9:39AM

Quote:Time for you to buy a Lottery ticket while your good luck is holding out. Smile Your Guardian Angel was obviously on the ball that day!!!

Hope you new knee has withstood its ordeal ok.


This only happened a few hours ago. Iíll definitely buy a lottery ticket tomorrow
30 Mar 2021 10:39AM
it was a close call.. thanks God it all ended well
best wishes and take care
30 Mar 2021 10:42AM
Really terrific news that your new knee got you out of trouble, but what a way to find out out SadSadSadWink
Hope all is well with the check-up, and so glad you reacted so fast.
IainHamer Plus
16 22 5 England
30 Mar 2021 11:48AM
Wow I hope youíre doing well despite forcing yourself to do the almost impossible with a crutch and a healing knee replacement.

Take care and buy that lottery ticket


Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2021 1:12PM
My goodness, that was a close shave but so glad your guardian angel warned you just in time.
Good car shot too!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Mar 2021 1:19PM
So very lucky, Colleen, good to hear you survived, hope it's not caused any damage to the knee 😲 Love the Bentley bonnet close-up 😃👍
Trev 😀
30 Mar 2021 1:27PM
Hope you are okay and not too shaken Grin
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
30 Mar 2021 1:40PM
Dramatic and scary , Colleen , but you took the pics all right , after all . SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile "Loppu hyvin , kaikki hyvin , as we say here in Finland.

30 Mar 2021 1:48PM
Glad you're ok ColleenSmileSmileSmile, cracker of a lead shot.SmileSmile
30 Mar 2021 2:07PM
Blimey a very close shave - hope your knee is ok
ZenTony Plus
5 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2021 2:19PM
Oh my goodness Colleen, what a narrow escape. But, what a pro to make sure you got the photos.
Total admiration for you.
I hope this will not impact on your recovery too much.
And I almost forget; the Bentley lead picture is awesome. A gong for you and a virtual bunch of flowers.
30 Mar 2021 2:25PM
You sure had a lucky escape Colleen.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
30 Mar 2021 2:42PM
Wow Colleen. Someone was looking out for you. And you still had the steadiness to take some pictures of the lousy drivers car. Love your wings image.
30 Mar 2021 2:56PM
Very nicely photographed, Colleen.

30 Mar 2021 4:31PM
A very close call hope your knee did not suffer too much, Colleen
Great lead image
30 Mar 2021 5:26PM
Super shot, and what an escape!
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2021 5:36PM
Terrific set with the Bentley wings (although a shame they no longer have the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot) and very well done for the other two shots, and for getting out of the way; glad you survived.
richmowil Plus
12 474 2 England
30 Mar 2021 11:24PM
Glad you were able to tell the tale Colleen! All's well that ends well. Good DOF too!
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2021 7:04AM
Add my award to your collection for this stunning image.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 786 England
31 Mar 2021 9:08PM
That could have been very nasty, but glad to hear you're ok. I hope your knee took this in its stride (no pun intended).
7 Apr 2021 2:04AM
Love the lead ....the hood ornament withat bokeh'd background is very mesmerising. I think Rob was looking after you that day ....so glad you got out of the way. Much better to see the shots of the wayward car than interiors of your hospital room .
Best of luck with your knee!
Best regards

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