Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

This fire truck pulled to the shoulder to let cars pass on a single-lane, mountain road when the ground gave way, causing it to roll down a hill, flattening a 1969 Firebird race car.

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car


The accident happened on Ponderosa Drive in Clear Creek County, Denver on a winding mountain road that local residents had been trying to have widen for years. The sheer weight of the fire truck caused the shoulder to give way which eventually placed it on top of both an ATV and a 1969 Pontiac Firebird that the owner had been building into a race car over the past 30 years. Luckily, the driver of the fire truck was wearing a seat belt, only suffering minor bruising, and the crushed Firebird was parked, unoccupied, in the owner's driveway. The fire truck is considered a total loss, but on the positive side of things; at least it's wasn't two fire trucks. (Hat Tip To Scott!) [via TheDenverChannel]