A dump truck was driving down the highway, with the flow of traffic, when it crashed into a highway sign.
The truck driver was unaware that the elevated truck bed would not clear the highway sign.
The entire accident was caught on a pair of videos by a man named Carlos Escobedo. In the beginning of the first video, Carlos and his father tried to get the truck driver’s attention to make sure he realized his truck bed was elevated.
The second video showed when the elevated truck bed crashed into a highway sign, right before an overpass. The sign ripped forward, but its supports stayed anchored, causing the truck to flip. The entire sign trestle structure crashed to the ground, and the truck careened across multiple lanes.
Unfortunately, the truck driver’s condition is unknown.
The northbound lanes of the interstate highway were completely shut down, causing massive traffic delays. All debris was finally cleared later that night. The video of the accident went viral on Facebook, and has been viewed more than 35 million times.
Strangely, this is not the first time an elevated truck bed has caused a major accident. Similar truck accidents have occurred in Sumter County, Florida and Marysville, Ohio, where trucks were stopped by bridges, not highway sign trestles, due to height. Fortunately, in both accidents, not a single person was injured.
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