- A video posted on Facebook shows the horrifying moment a dump truck with its bucket up smashes through highway signs
- It tore the signs to the ground in Houston and sent scrap metal flying
- Other motorists tried to warn the truck but the driver didn’t see them
A video shows the terrifying moment a dump truck smashes into a trestle over a busy Houston highway sending scrap metal flying through the air and crushing the truck.
Carlos Escobedo and his father were driving behind the big rig and filmed the whole incident on a cell phone.
The dump truck had its bucket raised and the driver appeared to be unaware.
Other motorists tried to warn the driver but couldn’t get their attention in time.
The dump truck approaches the trestle with its bucket raised on the East Loop highway in Houston, Texas
The truck collides with the raised signs. They then begin to start falling towards the road
The raised bucket hit the signs and brought the whole thing crashing down on top of the truck and frightened other drivers.
Escobedo posted the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘This was just me and my dad Rn we almost died we were tryna (sic) signal him but f**k we lucky to be alive’.
The impact was so forceful that it flipped the dump truck.
The force of impact was so strong that the collision flipped the truck over
The crash sent scrap metal flying through the air, endangering other drivers on the highway
The video is going viral and has been viewed almost 13 million times since it was posted Thursday night.
The northbound lanes of the East Loop highway were closed for hours while authorities cleaned up the scene.
The condition of the driver is not currently known.