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‘Multiple deaths’ and 17 unaccounted for as bus bursts into flames in German traffic jam smash

A coach went up in flames after it crashed into a truck Monday morning in southern Germany[1], injuring 31 people and leaving 17 others to be accounted for, police said. Police have since confirmed there were “multiple” fatalities in the incident near Muenchberg in Bavaria on the Czech border. Two drivers and 46 people and were on the bus, including a group of tourists from Saxony, police spokeswoman Irene Brandenstein said.

“We’re afraid that people may have died in the accident,” Brandenstein said. German news channel n-tv showed footage of the bus, which was burned down to a black, smoking skeleton. Helicopters and ambulances were on the scene to rescue the injured and the A9 highway was closed in both directions because of the accident.

Brandenstein said the bus crashed into the truck at the end of a traffic jam. She had no information immediately about what happened to the truck driver. Oberfranken police tweeted that family members could call a special number for further information on the accident: 0800/7766350.

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fChange, Blue Water Cargo Shipping and Predicted Ocean Wave Activity: Part 3 of 3 parts

The El Faro, that went down with a crew of 33, all lost, 294 cars, trailers and trucks, along with hundreds of containers, had a type of lifeboat that is a death boat in stormy seas. Here’s a comment by a fellow who’s handle is deckofficer:
Hurricane Joaquin vs. M/V El Faro’s final voyage, weather and decision-making…

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Or this….

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Bob
USCG Unlimited Tonnage Open Ocean (CMA)

www.cruisersforum.com/…[1]

Free fall enclosed life boat capsules are a great idea.

They should be mandatory. The fact that they aren’t is mute evidence of the neoliberal Empathy Deficit disordered “cost/benefit analysis” that values goods more than lives. As long as people continue to line up to crew the ships, management will cut corners on life support.

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And the Libertarians will cheer them on demanding all those “government regulations” be eliminated so the shippers can make more money without “government interference”.


But the greedball shippers are increasingly going to have a bit more to worry about than whether they have a labor force or not.

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Thanks to the fossil fuel industry socialized cost of CO2 pollution (even though Big Oil is getting a bit of payback from the oceans with oil rig difficulties and tanker losses), this is no longer going to be about whether the “demand” for products “justifies” cargo shipping.

I am grateful to Paul Beckwith of the University of Ottawa for alerting me to the threat from violent oceans that mankind faces.

Paul Beckwith is a part time professor at the University of Ottawa and a post graduate studying and researching abrupt climate change, with a focus on the arctic.

An Ocean Full of 30 meter Tall Waves

by Paul Beckwith

Published on Jul 23, 2015

“Near the end of the previous warm period (Late-Eemian) when the sea level was +5 to +9 meters higher than today, persistent long period long wavelength waves 30 meters high battered the Bahamas coastline.

Will we see these massive storm generated waves soon? No ship could survive this…”

If the ships cannot handle the seas (NO ship is designed, or can cost effectively be designed, to handle anywhere near 100 tons per square meter of force on her hull), shipping itself will no longer be cost effective or even possible unless cargo ships morph into cargo submarines. The cost of doing that is staggering.

Even if they designed them to ride just beneath the wave turbulence, they still would have to submerge to one half the wavelength of ocean waves.

Deep-Water Waves If the water depth (d) is greater then the wave base (equal to one-half the wavelength, or L/2), the waves are called deep-water waves. Deep-water waves have no interference with the ocean bottom, so they include all wind-generated waves in the open ocean. Submarines can avoid large ocean waves by submerging below the wave base.

www2.fiu.edu/…[2]

The wave that hit the Draupner platform in 1995 was over 90 ft. high and had a wavelength of 231 meters (which it covered in only 12 seconds! – 45 mph). To avoid these waves, a submerged cargo vessel or tanker would have to withstand pressures at a minimum of 116 meters below sea level.

That may be a piece of cake for a normal submarine but it would cost multiples of what cargo and tanker vessels cost now to make cargo submarines and tankers capable of routinely submerging to 400 or 500 feet.

And in water that is too shallow to get under the wave action, they will not avoid being damaged or sunk. Those waves Paul Beckwith mentions will be visiting the coastlines regularly in a ?T = plus 2C (and beyond) world.

During WW2 the Germans actually made submarine tankers. They nicknamed them “Milk Cows”.

The German type XIV U-Boat could resupply other boats with 432 t (425 long tons) of fuel. I’m sure ExxonMobil will look into it when the going gets REALLY rough on the oceans, instead of doing the right thing and giving up fossil fuels. They aren’t known for their ability to consider the wider consequences of their greed based, short term profit motive stupidity.

But I digress. ?

Besides the large increase in sea level, the wave action predicted makes every hull design of modern shipping inadequate. It will be very hard to sustain our level of civilization without the benefits of modern shipping.

Redesigning hulls will not work for the simple reason that the waves, now called “rogue” waves, of those oceans will be routine.

30 to 35 meter tall waves exert forces on a hull of about 100 tons per square meter. No modern hull design exceeds 30 tons per square meter.

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Hellespont Alhambra (now TI Asia), a ULCC TI class supertanker, which are the largest ocean-going oil tankers in the world

To give you a better idea of the huge threat a giant wave or three is to a large tanker or cargo vessel, I took some screenshots from a video of a wave laboratory testing the effects of 72 ft. waves on a modern supertanker.

I’m sure Big Oil is paying attention, regardless of what they say in public. ?

tanker_1.pngTanker_2.pngTanker_3.pngTanker_4.png 3D simulation by Agelbert of tanker model is below the wave tank screenshotTanker_5.png The above is catastrophic for a tanker.Tanker_6.png Supertanker scale model in scale 72 ft. waves is rolled and sinks.

The tanker completely capsized. In a real world situation, this is a death blow to the crew because it happens too fast to get survival gear on or reach the lifeboats, even if they are the emergency egress sealed type you saw earlier. That is why both tanker and cargo ships do everything they can to avoid being broadsided. In the real world, when the engines are lost in these types of seas, the only way to survive is to immediately abandon ship on a free fall enclosed life boat capsule.

If the above series of screen shots are not convincing enough to the reader of the threat shipping faces from giant waves, the following video series will leave no doubt in your mind that world shipping is incapable of handling the routine 30 to 35 meter waves that the Hansen et al June 2015 paper predicts for a ?T = plus 2C (and beyond) world.

The following video series is the first of an excellent BBC series that describes the difficulties that shipping faces with giant waves. Some of the material I have covered is presented with some added background provided.

You will learn much from these videos. You will learn that absolutely nothing I have told you is exaggeration or hyperbole.

The threat is real and it is getting worse. I urge you to set aside some time to view them because this concerns our future as a civilization. We are not prepared for a ?T = plus 2C world (and beyond).

CONCLUSIONS

Global Civilization is threatened within 25 years or less by the scientifically predicted ocean surface wave activity in the Hansen et al June 2015 study * and the Dutton et al July 2015 study ** evidencing a 6 to 25 meter (19 to 82 feet!) sea level increase in the geological record when the CO2 parts per million (PPM) atmospheric concentration was between 300 and 400PPM.

As of April of 2017, the CO2 concentration passed 410PPM. It is increasing at over 3PPM per year.

We Just Breached the 410 PPM Threshold for CO2

Carbon dioxide has not reached this height in millions of years

* Atmos. Chem. Phys.

Discuss., 15, 20059-20179, 2015 doi:10.5194/acpd-15-20059-2015 (C) Author(s) 2015. CC Attribution 3.0 License. Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that ?2 C global warming is highly dangerous

J.

Hansen1, M. Sato1, P. Hearty2, R.

Ruedy3,4, M. Kelley3,4, V. Masson-Delmotte5, G.

Russell4, G. Tselioudis4, J. Cao6, E.

Rignot7,8, I. Velicogna8,7, E. Kandiano9, K. von Schuckmann10, P.

Kharecha1,4, A. N. Legrande4, M.

Bauer11, and K.-W. Lo3,4

www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/15/20059/2015/
http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/15/20059/2015/acpd-15-20059-2015.pdf[3][4]

** Science 10 July 2015: Vol.

349 no.

6244 DOI: .1126/science.aaa4019 Sea-level rise due to polar ice-sheet mass loss during past warm periods

A.

Dutton1,*, A. E. Carlson2, A.

J. Long3, G. A.

Milne4, P. U. Clark2, R.

DeConto5, B. P. Horton6,7, S.

Rahmstorf8, M. E. Raymo9

www.sciencemag.org/…[5]

Furthermore, the rate of increase is also rising, evidencing, not only the lack of concerted action by the governments of the industrialized nations of the world to stop using fossil fuels, but an increase in their use, along with the incredibly destructive policies of subsidizing the exploration for fossil fuels.

If drastic action is not taken to avert this violent oceans catastrophe for human civilization, our global civilization will collapse into “sea-locked” regions unable to conduct trade across the oceans except via air transportation, a method that is not economically feasible to use for bulk cargo.

Port facilities and coastal airport facilities will become unusable.

In addition, the salt water fishing industry would also collapse, both from the violent oceans and the increasing rate of marine extinctions, creating joblessness, food shortages and widespread hunger.

At least 25 percent of the world’s arable land, all of which is low lying and near sea coasts, will be lost due to salt water invasion of the water table, even several miles from the coasts.

RECOMMENDATIONS

To prevent a collapse of global civilization into a group of “sea locked” areas, we must act now to prevent the oceans from being too stormy for shipping.
This requires the following:

1. The manufacture of internal combustion engines, and spare parts, used to power utility scale power plants, land, sea and air vehicles and emergency generators for public or private use, be they large or small, is to be outlawed, unless they are designed to run exclusively (low temperature alloys ONLY – 2/3 lighter engine blocks – they break down due to high waste heat if run on fossil fuels) on ethanol or some other biofuel. All aircraft must be powered by biofuels until electrically powered or hydrogen powered aircraft replace current jet engines.

All ocean going oil tankers are to be recycled for low cost EV metals. All remaining ships of all sizes must be electrically powered as well, unless they can be modified to run on biofuels. Biofuels must be used to bridge the gap while phasing out the internal combustion engine in industry, the military and transportation by air, land or sea.

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All ships must have enclosed egress lifeboats capable of surviving 35 meter waves.

3. Small engines, like those used for lawn mowers. leaf blowers or weed whackers are to be outlawed. All ordinances requiring lawns are to be outlawed.

All lawn, gardening or snow removal power equipment not running on E100 (100% ethanol) is to be electrically powered without any exceptions or grace period.

4. A program to phase out of all uses of fossil fuels within one year must begin immediately. All gasoline stations are to have at least two E100 pumps.

A gasoline tax of one dollar per gallon is to be levied to existing gasoline or other distillate fuels tax. The tax is to be increased by one additional dollar per gallon every month.

5. All governments must provide an EV for gas guzzlers consumer trade program at no cost to the owner until all on road and off road vehicles that are not fueled exclusively with E100 (100% ethanol) have been recycled.

6. All public and private buildings (including the military) are to be modified to have 100% renewable energy for heating and cooling.

Zero percent financing and a 30 year amortization period is to be provided to all private households and landlords for the purchase and installation of Renewable Energy infrastructure. No household is entitled to heat and cool more than 500 square feet per occupant (No exceptions). Monitoring devices are to placed on all large houses in general, and mansions in particular, with heavy fines for violations.

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After all buildings are heated and cooled with renewable energy, the remaining energy needs, plus a surplus, are to be generated by renewable energy in order to begin the process of returning to less than 350PPM (parts per million) of CO2. Carbon will be sequestered with renewable energy machines.

8. The manufacture, sale or use of fossil fuel based pesticides or chemical fertilizers for agriculture is to be outlawed with a six month phase out grace period.

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The manufacture and sale of any product, including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals and plastics, using fossil fuels as a feed stock is to be prohibited by law. A one year grace period will be allowed for transition to the use of plant based carbohydrates as feed stock.

10. Water use is to be heavily regulated.

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Military budgets are to be limited to no more than 5% of tax receipts.

12. All subsidies for fossil fuels are be declared null and void in every country in the world. All rigs, refineries, tanker trucks, pipelines and other fossil fuel industry plant and equipment are to be recycled within a five year period. The fossil fuel industry stock holders are to shoulder the cost of this. Corporate bankruptcies of fossil fuel corporations will not limit the liability of the corporation stock holders according to a worldwide proclamation of Force Majeure. Executives, board members and all other stock holders will be liable for all recycling costs according to ownership records over the last 50 years.

And, as “radical” as the above seems to status quo lovers, that is just the start of what MUST be done.

Massive conservation efforts must be undertaken to preserve and protect all animals now threatened with extinction. All governments must put these efforts on the level of war time demands simply because our survival as a civilization and possibly as a species is threatened.

A wartime mobilization scenario has been proposed that is somewhat less radical than what I propose.

I would certainly support that action (Any Port in the Catastrophic Climate Change Storm ?).

Wartime mobilisation for climate mitigation. Preprint of paper published subsequently in Energy Policy (2013) 58: 371-380.

Laurence L. Delina and Mark Diesendorf* Institute of Environmental Studies University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052, Australia *Corresponding author: email: [email protected]

Abstract:

Climate science suggests that, to have a high probability of limiting global warming to an average temperature increase of 2?C, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020 and be reduced to close to zero by 2040. However, the current trend is heading towards at least 4?C by 2100 and little effective action is being taken. This paper commences the process of developing contingency plans for a scenario in which a sudden major global climate impact galvanises governments to implement emergency climate mitigation targets and programs. Climate activists assert that rapid mitigation is feasible, invoking the scale and scope of wartime mobilisation strategies. This paper draws upon historical accounts of social, technological and economic restructurings in several countries during World War 2 in order to investigate potential applications of wartime experience to radical, rigorous and rapid climate mitigation strategies.

We focus on the energy sector, the biggest single contributor to global climate change, in developed and rapidly developing countries. We find that, while wartime experience suggests some potential strategies for rapid climate mitigation in the areas of finance and labour, it also has severe limitations, resulting from its lack of democratic processes.
Keywords: climate mitigation, wartime mobilisation, non-technical aspects, energy transition

climatesafety.net/…[6]

We cannot function without the use of the oceans. We will not be able to use those oceans if we don’t lower the CO2 atmospheric content to at least 350 PPM.
And even then, with the 6 meter or more (over 19 feet!) rise in sea level locked into the ?T = plus 2C world, we will lose the use of all port facilities, coastal cities and arable land near sea level within a decade or, optimistically speaking in regard to the IPCC RCP-8.5 “Business as Usual” scenario, by 2050.

Our civilization does not have the money to rebuild and replant and relocate millions of people as the seas go up and fly all cargo when the seas can’t be used, PERIOD.

It is only possible to avoid a collapse of global civilization by drastic measures, and only if those measures are undertaken within a decade.

If not, then mankind will be split into several “sea locked” groups watching the oceans acidify and the temperature increase to the point when the methane bursts from the thawed clathrates in the Arctic ocean bottom. Then the ?T = plus 2C world will be a distant mild memory in comparison to the ?T = plus 4C and beyond runaway GHG hell.

Sadly, I do not see any of evidence that any government is championing drastic action.

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Yes, ALL governments will eventually realize that we are in an Existential Catastrophic Climate Crisis. But every day of delay multiplies the costs of ameliorating the damage from climate change exponentially.

Sinking_Prestige.jpegOil Tanker named “Prestige” sinks.

Is this the Writing on the Oil Tanker Hull Wall for Big Oil?

It is small consolation to me that these oil tankers will not survive the coming oceans. But there is a certain logic to it.

If you find this article of importance to our survival as a species or the survival of civilization, please pass it on with or without attribution. People need to properly understand the nature of our climate problem in general, and the fossil fuel industry’s blame for profiting from it in particular, in order to embrace the outlawing of the burning of fossil fuels.

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They must be held accountable and they must NOT be allowed to influence energy policy ever again.

They successfully sabotaged and/or watered down all the reforms proposed at the December 2015 COP21 Climate Conference, as they have done at all the other global climate conferences through corruption or threats.

Our survival and the welfare of the children of the world depends on stopping these criminals NOW.

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The following was written for the COP21 conference. Included are the names of all that signed on. Daily Kos, I’m glad to say, signed on to this document:

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“We call on you to take immediate action to protect COP21 and all future negotiations from the influence of big polluters.

Given the fossil fuel industry’s years of interference intended to block progress, push false solutions, and continue the disastrous status quo, the time has come to stop treating big polluters as legitimate “stakeholders” and to remove them from climate policymaking.” Today, we are facing the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it and irreversible damage to our planet due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with ever more urgency that we must act quickly to stop extracting fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world’s largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.

We call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters. The world is looking to the next round of negotiations – in Paris this December – for decisive action on climate. This is a pivotal moment to create real solutions.

We need a strong outcome from the Paris talks in order to seize the momentum of a growing global movement, and to urge leaders to take bolder action to address the climate crisis. But the fossil fuel industry and other transnational corporations that have a vested interest in stopping progress continue to delay, weaken, and block climate policy at every level. From the World Coal Association hosting a summit on “clean coal” around COP19 to Shell aggressively lobbying in the European Union for weak renewable energy goals while promoting gas – these big polluters are peddling false solutions to protect their profits while driving the climate crisis closer to the brink.

A decade ago, the international community took on another behemoth industry – Big Tobacco – and created a precedent-setting treaty mechanism that removed the tobacco industry from public health policy. This can happen again here. Corporate Accountability International delivered this message and the list of signatures at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany the first week of June of 2015 and by the end of COP21 in Paris in December of 2015.
Participating organizations:
350.org
Amazon Watch
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Climate Action Network International
Corporate Accountability International
CREDO Action
Daily Kos
Environmental Action
Food & Water Watch
Federation of Young European Greens
Forecast the Facts
Greenpeace USA
League of Conservation Voters
Oil Change International
People for the American Way
Rainforest Action Network
RH Reality Check
SumOfUs
The Natural History Museum
CC: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Outgoing COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Incoming COP21 President Laurent Fabius

Many will read this article and scoff.

They do not accept the FACT that Business as usual is a death sentence for global civilization. They do not accept the FACT that nature does not negotiate. They do not accept the FACT that Incremental/half measures to mitigate Catastrophic Climate Change are like being half pregnant with Rosemary’s baby.
They will say that there is absolutely no way that the governments of the world will undertake even a tiny portion of the recommendations I list as sine qua non for our survival as a global civilization.

Perhaps they are right about the governments. If they are, then perhaps we will, because of the successful degrading of democracy and the biosphere by the fossil fuel industry over the course of about a century, experience the roaring oceans and the collapse of all human civilization, not just global civilization. If so, then the ocean violence, including its dramatic effects on human civilization, now predicted by science, was accurately described in prophesy a long time ago.

And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Luke 21:25-26 English Standard Version

But whether you believe the above prophesy is valid or not, I think it safe to assume that our future ocean surface will be very unsafe. And below the surface, it will be even worse for the marine species we all depend on.

Suggested Viewing:

Learn about biological stability of systems, negative feedbacks, positive feedbacks, population trends, ocean acidification and the very important issue of increasing anoxic (oxygen starved) conditions in the oceans directly caused by the continued burning of fossil fuels in the video below. Dr. Lubchenco is one of several credentialed leading climate scientists at this conference:

Biological Extinction | Discussion #11

Jane Lubchenco (born December 4, 1947) is an American environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and does research at Oregon State University. Her research interests include interactions between the environment and human well-being, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of oceans and the planet. From 2009-2013, she served as Administrator of NOAA and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Lubchenco[7]


Suggested Reading:

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study June 26, 2017 by Marlowe Hood https://phys.org/news/2017-06-greenland-major-driver-seas.html#jCp[8] More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt June 28, 2017

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has discovered that a marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20 years has significantly accelerated melt from the Greenland ice sheet.
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-summer-sunshine-greenland-ice.html#jCp[9] Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees of global warming March 12, 2012 www.sciencedaily.com/…[10]

Storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss in 2016 June 26, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-06-storms-massive-antarctic-sea-ice.html#jCp[11] The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves
By Lynne Peeples | September 2, 2009

www.scientificamerican.com/…[12] Rogue waves are no fish tale
Once regarded as extremely rare, satellite photos and radar imagery have documented the existence of numerous rogue waves, and it turns out that they are far more common than previously thought. mentalfloss.com/…[13]

Wave Power Could Contribute 10% Of Global Electricity Demand By 2050 June 28th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill cleantechnica.com/…[14] Water, Energy and Waste Sustainable Development in Large Cities Masdar Engage Contest Entry Submitted December 20, 2013 by A.

G.

Gelbert

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Driven crazy! Insane moment angry semi driver in Mexico hits another truck for not giving way before veering off a BRIDGE in a botched attempt to overtake

  • The video was recorded in the Mexican city of San Nicol?s de los Garza Thursday
  • One truck is seen clashing with another after it was unable to get ahead
  • The rear truck then misjudges a swerve and flies off a freeway overpass
  • Miraculously, no injuries were reported, according to Mexican media

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This is the shocking moment that a road rage incident between a pair of truckers turned into a full-scale disaster, causing one of the vehicles to plunge off a bridge.

The video, filmed in the Mexican city of San Nicol?s de los Garza in Nuevo Leon state on Thursday, shows two trucks jostling for supremacy on Manuel L Barragan Avenue.

Their feud escalates to dangerous levels as they approach an overpass – and ends in spectacular catastrophe, Mundo Hispanico[2] reported.

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Trucking hell: A clash between an impatient flatbed truck driver and another semi was filmed in Mexico on Thursday Take it to the bridge: The impatient driver then lost control, leading to disaster

Trucking hell: A clash between an impatient flatbed truck driver and another semi (left) was filmed in Mexico on Thursday.

The impatient driver then lost control (right), leading to disaster

The video, filmed from a car behind the two trucks, shows a flatbed semi carrying metal sheets attempting to drive around another truck and failing.

Eventually, the driver of the flatbed apparently becomes so enraged that he begins to strike the back of the other truck with his vehicle.

That causes large clouds of burned rubber or dust to rise up behind the two vehicles, creating a dangerous environment for those behind.

But still the truck in front refuses to budge – so the flatbed pulls back and attempts to undertake on the right-hand side.

Unfortunately, the driver is apparently so blinded by fury that they misjudge the angle and instead veer off sharply to the right, plowing through a support railing and off the overpass.

Miraculously, there were no injuries reported in the shocking crash, which occurred at the highest point of the overpass.

A bridge not far enough: The truck then runs out of road and crashes off the overpass in San Nicol?s de los Garza Safe and sound: Miraculously, no injuries were reported in the incident

A bridge not far enough: The truck then runs out of road and crashes off the overpass in San Nicol?s de los Garza.

Miraculously, no injuries were reported in the incident

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Mundo Hispanico (mundohispanico.com)