Taiwan driver wins praise for precisely parking over a ditch

The owner of a repair shop in the area successfully placed the cars’ wheels on either side of the ditch.
PHOTO: Facebook/New Road Observation College

TAIPEI — Recent photos of two cars parked across a drainage ditch in Meinong District, Kaohsiung, have triggered a heated discussion among social media users who praised the driver for his amazing skills.

The photos, posted on Nov 12 in a Facebook group, New Road Observation College, show how a repair shop owner in the area successfully placed the cars’ wheels on either side of the ditch.

The two cars are parked over a ditch on a country road, prompting social media users to wonder how it was done.
PHOTO: Facebook/New Road Observation College

The original post failed short to explain how the business owner eventually did it, even though it is reportedly a common sight in Meinong, a Hakka district located in southern Taiwan.

A short video from another social media user hints that the driver made a reverse parking manoeuvre to park the cars but the move seems very unlikely.

Chinese-language media later offered a more plausible explanation. The business owner solved his parking problems with a forklift truck.