Big Rig & Truck Accidents

 We saw how cars, cranes, other heavy machinery and even tanks get into situations where we often ask "how exactly did this happen"? This compilation does the same for semis and smaller trucks - only the consequences for careless driving are rather dire indeed. Hope these guys had good insurance!
 
Big rigs could be weapons of (almost) mass destruction



Squashed by truck
















Squashed by a Russian tractor:






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(images credit: Foothills Fire & Rescue)


Careful! This one is filled with explosives!


(image credit: Rowan County Department of Emergency Services)



(image credit: Gallup Independen)


Stuck










Drowned...

The first photo appears to be Interstate 10 near Houston, Texas: in 2001 a tropical storm flooded much of the city, leaving underpasses such as the one shown with as much as 20 feet of water in them.







Unauthorized Entry












The last "home intrusion" shot shows a tanker that has plowed through 3 buildings. This was taken in New Zealand, and it should be noted that the occupant of the last house was home at the time and narrowly avoided injury when the milk truck crashed into his lounge. (He was protected by the recliner he was sitting in.)
(info by Justin Smith)
 
This accident is probably not the driver's fault, as it happened on quite dangerous route: "The Arctic Highway" in Canada's Northwest Territories (85 percent of the road lies over frozen lakes, so ice can break at anytime and swallow the trucks)







Updated info (thanks Brian)
The ice road tanker incident occurred during the crossing of the MacKenzie River at Fort Providence. It was early in the season before the ice thickened and the road was restricted to 4000kg. The driver missed or ignored the limit sign but still managed to drive his 40,000(?) kg truck several hundred meters before sinking.


Truckers! Be careful on such roads:



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A piece of street art, for sure :)

 

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