By on May 6, 2014

Language NSFW.

Repeat, language NSFW.

Amazingly enough, there was a seven-year-old boy in the truck, as well.

Last August, the driver of this semi was reportedly run off the road in Greenburg, Indiana. He and his son sustained only minor injuries.

The truck, on the other hand, is probably done for.

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16 Comments on “For Tuesday, Let’s Remember This Flying Truck Video (Language NSFW)...”


  • avatar

    It’s not actually a flying truck…

    It’s a species of giant Sandtruckworms.

  • avatar
    ClutchCarGo

    Really? What runs a tractor/trailer off of the highway at that speed, an M1A1 Abrams?

    • 0 avatar
      05lgt

      Anything that makes the driver swerve the truck. Maybe he saved a dufus’s life by not running over a moped.

      • 0 avatar
        niky

        Pretty much. Either let yourself be run off the road, or face vehicular manslaughter charges… that one is pretty easy to answer…

      • 0 avatar
        ClutchCarGo

        Where do you guys drive that you see or hear stories of truckers risking their lives to protect wayward motorists? In the midwest the reports are mostly about truck drivers dozing off at the wheel and slamming into someone else on the road or at the roadside. The speed necessary to go airborne suggests the driver never slowed up before riding up the overpass embankment. The linked article says that this happened at I-74 and US 421. Take a look at a map and you’ll see that if the driver was eastbound on I-74 he could have missed the bend in the highway and gone up the embankment at speed. Being run off the road by another driver is the same excuse we all told our parents when we didn’t want to admit how we really smashed up the family car.

        • 0 avatar
          Toad

          Spend a day in a truck; it will probably scare the hell out of you. People cut trucks off constantly, forgetting (or not caring) that they weigh 80,000 pounds and can’t maneuver like a Civic. The stupid things light vehicle drivers do around trucks is amazing.

          Most truck drivers operate for hundreds of thousandth of miles without ANY accidents, much less an “at fault” accident. They do it in a vehicle that most drivers could not get out of a parking lot, much less move down a city street or highway.

          So, yeah, cars run tractor trailers off the road all the time. If truckers didn’t care they would not swerve to avoid them and risk their own life; they would just crush the offending 4 wheeler like a bug.

          BTW, statistically in truck vs. passenger vehicle accidents the vast majority (78%) are the fault of the car driver; those stories just don’t make the news.

          • 0 avatar
            ClutchCarGo

            So you’re saying that this guy was so selfless that he clearly risked his life as well as his son’s just to avoid a collision with a random car on the highway? Take a look at this road on Google Maps. Go to the satellite view. From the dashcam you can confirm the airborne driver was eastbound on I-74 right where the road bends to his left. If he was run off the road, he crossed the on ramp but didn’t use the merging lane to avoid the car. Yeah, sure, his only out was to run up the embankment with virtually no braking. Uh-huh.

          • 0 avatar
            Toad

            The trucker was cut off, he did the best he could without hitting the overpass or another driver. Nobody died or even sustained serious injury…that is an accomplishment.

            The truck would not have gone airborne if he had driven up the ramp; the ramp would have been smooth (but fast) sailing over 421. To get airborne he was run off the road, went up the steeper grass embankment causing him to literally fly. 80,000 pound trucks don’t leave the road going up an exit ramp even if they re going fast.

            State police and FMCA investigate big truck accidents with a lot of intensity; if the driver was in the wrong he would definitely be cited, and more than likely lose his CDL. DOT pours over maintenance records, driver logbooks, witness reports, and on scene evidence. It is nothing like an auto accident at all.

            If you have not driven (or even ridden in) a big truck you simply have no idea.* The real world is a lot different than Grand Theft Auto.

            *Jack B took my idea to ride along with a cop; maybe he can ride along with a trucker for a day. It would be eye opening.

          • 0 avatar
            ClutchCarGo

            I don’t mean that he drove ON the ramp, I mean that he crossed it once he left the highway. And that ramp ends in a merging lane that would have been available for emergency maneuvers unless the driver was cut off somehow in the passing lane of I-74. The idea that flying off the highway, across the ramp and up the embankment with so little braking that he maintained enough velocity to go airborne all because he swerved to avoid a car makes much less sense than the idea that his attention was not on the bend in the highway, and before he could react he was headed cross-country. Credit to the driver for avoiding the concrete abutment of the overpass and keeping the rig upright, but Occam’s Razor suggests that being cut off was not the proximate cause of the accident. This incident happened last August but all I could find online was that the incident was under investigation. The repurcussions you note are plenty of reason for the driver to blame it all on a wayward car.

    • 0 avatar
      rpn453

      Reminds me of when an ex-girlfriend was run off the highway by a coyote one night when she also happened to be really tired.

  • avatar
    Autobraz

    Language NSFW but completely appropriate to describe the situation!

  • avatar

    oh? what happened? Poor semi truck. Glad to know that they got only minor injuries.

  • avatar
    Battles

    What was the truck carrying to cause the explosion?
    Surely the truck would have diesel in it’s tanks?

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    F’ed up!

  • avatar
    JK43123

    I see just as many dumb maneuvers on the roads done by truck drivers as I do by passenger vehicles.

    John

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