Havoc was wreaked on a number of Utah intersections on November 3 when a double-bottom dump truck misplaced its brakes. With no approach to cease, the semi careened by an intersection, taking out a number of automobiles earlier than plowing right into a Ford/Chrysler dealership and catching fireplace.
In keeping with KSL News, 33 automobiles together with the semi truck had been concerned within the crash in Tooele, Utah. Eleven folks had been injured, one critically. That particular person was airlifted to a Salt Lake Metropolis hospital.
The semi was a double-bottom dump truck, which means it consisted of two trailer beds linked in tandem. The truck was stuffed with gravel, contributing to the appreciable momentum when its brakes failed.
The truck first took out three automobiles because it barreled by the intersection at W Vine St. and S Primary St. Then it crashed into two extra because it crossed W 400 N and Primary. Lastly, it left the street, and got here to relaxation after damaging 27 automobiles at Tooele Ford, a dealership 1½ miles from the location of the primary collision. Stopped automobiles popped skyward like toys, and the truck caught fireplace because it hurtled towards the dealership. Witnesses advised KSL they heard a number of explosions.
In video, the semi’s driver seemed like they at the least tried to steer the truck away from automobiles that had been utterly stopped at intersections. It crossed the middle median of Primary St. at the least as soon as, with a view to keep away from rear ending a bunch of stopped automobiles ready at a visitors sign. The semi driver was not significantly injured.
Drivers concerned within the crash advised KSL there was little they might do however brace for affect. “I’ve by no means seen an accident like that,” stated Sgt Jeremy Hansen, one of many officers who responded to the crash. Police have confirmed that the truck’s brakes had failed. Seeing the wreckage left in its path, it may have been loads worse.