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Canadian Truck Driver Forgets To Lower Trailer And Smashes Into Overpass

Canadian Truck Driver Forgets To Lower Trailer And Smashes Into Overpass

Footage has emerged of the moment that a truck crashed into a motorway overpass in Canada, after the driver forgot to lower the trailer .

The truck was carrying a full load of corn when it smashed into the bridge at full speed.

Miraculously, no-one was hurt and the footage was captured by another truck driver on the road.

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As you might expect, the video has gone viral across social media - and rightly so, because it's extremely satisfying to watch.

According to the authorities the truck was travelling on the eastbound carriageway of Highway 40 in Repentigny, Quebec at about 11.30am on Wednesday.

The highway had to be closed while the emergency services picked up debris from the truck and - presumably - several tonnes of corn.

Credit: Jonathan Berneche
Credit: Jonathan Berneche
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The truck, it's safe to say, is totalled - its roof was ripped off completely by the bridge in the crash. The driver of the truck was unhurt.

Engineers have ordered that the bridge that it crashed into should be dismantled as a precautionary measure to ensure pedestrian and driver safety.

Given the force with which the truck smashed into it, it's a wonder the bridge didn't fall down there and then.

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The slip road onto the motorway also remains closed, even though the highway itself has now reopened.

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The Sûreté du Québec - the Canadian province's police force - has opened an investigation into the incident.

It is not known whether the driver was negligent and left the trailer up by accident or whether there was a mechanical fault with the truck that caused it to raise of its own accord.

The video has now been viewed millions of times online and it's easy to see why. It's sort of like watching a giant version of that machine that crushes things in a really satisfying fashion - at least if the machine did it at 65 miles per hour.

Naturally, people online have been taking the piss:

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That last one would be an interesting way to quit your job, certainly. (That is in no way an endorsement to go out and try that, by the way.)

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Anyway, it's been done - just watch the video. Over and over and over again.

Featured Image Credit: Jonathan Berneche

Topics: Funny, Interesting, Motorway, Canada

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]