When first responders arrived at the scene of a crash on Indiana's Sam Jones Expressway they saw the type of accident firefighters dread: A dozen crushed cars and an overturned 18-wheeler. Amazingly, there wasn't a single fatality. How?
This unbelted Turkish truck driver falsely assumed the mass of his tractor-trailer was enough to protect him in the event of a crash. Those physics — along with the driver— go out the window when hit by another truck. Ouch.
Two people are dead after a crash in Minnesota yesterday when a truck loaded with 17 million bees scattered the insects across the highway. Firefighters had to spray the bees with hoses to protect emergency personnel.
Had this truck driver read Jalopnik and seen what happens to trucks going under low bridges, he'd probably've paid more attention to the "LOW CLEARANCE" sign on this bridge. He wasn't the only one.
A tragic story unfolds as a truck driver distracted by his laptop rear-ends a family carrier and crushes them between two massive semis.