Today’s award goes to an overenthusiastic tank driver in Belarus.
The city of Minsk — the capital of the Russia-aligned state of Belarus — was today preparing for an upcoming military parade.
Columns of military vehicles had taken up position and were practising rolling through the city’s street.
But one tank seems to have been somewhat out-of-place and behind in time.
So the driver poured on the gas and the tracked vehicle leapt down the slick, wet road in the city’s centre.
Social media posts of video and pictures show what happened next.
Hitting the brakes had little effect in slowing the 60-ton beast.
The heavy tank skidded, went sideways — and then demolished a streetside light pole.
Not to mention gouge up the pavement and gutter of the median strip.
There’s more at the link. A tip o’ the hat to Australian reader Snoggeramus for sending it to me.
Here’s footage of the accident.
That’ll probably buff out of the tank . . . but I’m not so sure about the light post, the median strip or the road surface!