Semi truck fails to climb icy hill, then slides backwards and knocks over stop light


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/17/semi-truck-fails-to-climb-icy.html


#2


#3

I think I can
I think I can
I think I can
I think I can

Uh oh.


#4

Busy day in Texas.


#5

reminds me of this wholesome video aka grounds for divorce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWfA-nxVHnM


#6

As tired as I get about people complaining about vertical video in every single occurrence, THIS would have been significantly improved by shooting it in landscape mode.


#7

LOL - I was going to post that, but end it with:

Oh… nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Oh fuck! Oh fuck! FUUUUUCKK!!! BAM!

Little surprised there weren’t sparks from the stop light hitting the wires.


#8

https://www.amazon.com/Driving-Stick-Shift-Really-Enough/dp/B00N160W1M


#9

It is not hard to drive in snow and ice.


#10

The pole hit the lower wires which are cable/phone wires. Luckily for the people standing there, but unlucky for us who enjoy the sparky show.:zap::zap::fire::boom:


#11

never really driven in ice but i enjoy rain driving. especially when it comes to cornering


#12

my hometown of Longview, TX - specifically Hawkins Parkway right by the high school

the item of interest here - that is not just a light dusting of snow on the roads.
it is a layer of ice covering the road, with a light dusting of snow - on the ice

Also? I particularly like the way the light pole crumbles, then the POOF! of snow off the tree it hits…


#13

An 18 wheeler sliding on an iced stretch of road is no time for a vertical video, people!


#14

OH yeah - it did hit the lower ones. That makes it even more tragic, someone’s internet is now down!!!


#15

http://www.annsgarden.com/poles/poles.htm


#16

No kidding it would have been better in vertical. Although I will never, ever tire of complaining about vertical video.


#17

Hmmmm… ice and snow in Texas and balmy, dry weather here in Utah. Thats’ not how it is supposed to work. Wonder why?


#18

Cause Obama wants to keep taking away them good oil jobs! Probly gave’em all to that Clinton Foundation.


#19

With all the people standing around, you’d think someone would have the sense to flag down vehicles before the approach.

Oh well, who doesn’t love a little schadenfraude?


#20

I was also expecting sparks and collapsing wires. I was cringing towards the end as the person filming moved closer to the utility pole, right under the wires.