**ORIGINAL** Truck accident caught on police camera Motorway M621 (M62 Crash Leeds West Yorks UK)
This accident (6 May 2010) happened on an urban motorway/highway (M621
junction 2, Leeds) when a truck trying to return to the driving lane
clipped a Porsche Boxster travelling parallel (lane capture/clinching) in
the nearside blind spot of the truck driver's view, having been given way
onto the carriageway 0.4 mile (0.64 km) earlier at junction one. The car
connects with the truck's steer wheel causing complete loss of steering and
pulls away just in time before the 44 tonne truck rolls over. The contact,
emergency braking and inertia causes the trailer carrying 30 tonne sand to
topple. The blind spot is a documental accident risk and with Divine grace
no one was injured. This has to be a lesson for drivers with small
vehicles on the dangers associated with a truck blind spot.
Speed was an issue with all vehicles concerned. The first truck in the
video was being followed by the second truck, under employer's instruction,
by an experienced new recruit on his first day with the company. Notice
how even after the accident the first truck, driven by the boss's son does
not stop to enquire or assist. WHY? Thank goodness it all happened in
view of CCTV cameras and dismissing any rumours, accusations or lies as a
result. Safe driving to all viewers and remember ALWAYS use the SEAT
BELTS. It could be the ONE & ONLY chance!
Dump truck accident - Moxy MT41 turns over
Doosan-Moxy MT41 ADT dumps its load in the wrong direction....
Fortunately the recovery crew was already there!
Machine tipped over during a demonstration on the 2012 Steinexpo trade fair
in Germany while backing up a ramp, but was a bit too close to the edge.
Trucker cuts amazing path to dock, Schiller Park, IL
Streets got a lot narrower with little space left to pile up the snow that
fell during the Blizzard of 2011. I watched this truck driver do a
fantastic job of manuvering his truck into a recessed loading dock in
Schiller Park, IL. in spite of the snow and a utility pole!
Royal mail goes that little bit further to deliver your mail
Say Hello to the Tow Plow: A New Weapon Against Snow Covered Hwys
Say hello to the latest weapon against snow covered highways in B.C., the
Tow Plow, a new technology used to maintain our roads. This unit is
actually two plows in one; it allows one truck and operator to do the
equivalent of two passes, which translates into cleared roads, faster!
While the tow plow may look very wide and difficult to handle, it is more
responsive than the traditional wing plows; the operator can quickly
manoeuvre around obstacles on the road like signs or parked cars. This is
fairly new technology, and you can expect to see them on selected B.C.
highways this winter.
TranBC allocates approximately $356 million each year for highway
maintenance with maintenance resources across British Columbia and in every
corner. They are busy each and every day maintaining 42,000 km of road and
For more information on our Highway Maintenance Program go to