Dump Truck Driver Doesn't Realize Dump Bed Is Up, Plows Through Highway Sign

August 25, 2017

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This is a video shot through a cracked windshield of a dump truck driver in Texas who doesn't realize that his dump bed is up and proceeds to plow through a highway sign, bringing it crashing down. I can only imagine a certain somebody is looking through the classifieds for a new job now. "Is it you, GW?" What? No -- I only look through the 'casual encounters' and 'missed connections' on Craigslist, which is kinda like looking for a new job, but only because I spend so much of the day doing it.

Keep going for the video, as well as one where you can see the passenger filming the incident trying to signal to the dump truck driver that his dump bed is up.

Thanks to Luc, who's pretty sure making sure your dump bed is down is taught in like, Dump Truck Driving 101.

  • Josh

    Well better the signage pylons than the bridge, I suppose.

  • Meh

    Lol, truck drivers are surely in the wood tier general alertness.

  • Jb3rN

    Yeah so,.. why the hell did they think it would be safe to keep driving fast behind the truck? They almost got taken out by the falling support beams. You gotta get far in front of something like that or pull over before the chaos ensues. Homeboy decided to Evil Keneval right through it... JFC.

  • Garbagio Dumpsterino

    Everyone drives like shit, especially dudes in pickup trucks.

  • reave

    Gotta get them sweet vertical youtube video points.

  • Matt

    and they just leave without checking to see if he is ok, classless

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    by "he" you mean the sign right?

  • Truk

    Easy to say that, but I bet their hearts were racing so fast they weren't thinking straight at that point. Fight or flight response in effect for sure.

  • archer923

    Would you stop your car in a hurry, block traffic, jump the divider and potentially get hurt or killed by someone else being an idiot on the opposite side, during an accident. The best thing is to just call 911 and keep going.

  • Talon184

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. They just curse the driver and keep going. Nice =(

  • Wait, so they even tried to tell the driver and he just ignored everyone trying to tell him his bed was up?

    Wonder if he was on drugs. That's actually a real issue with truck drivers on long drives.

  • Xenoman

    "Tell him" It's honestly hard to know what people are telling you when they are honking their horns and point up or back, it's all fairly ambiguous. Does he have a light out? Did a rock fall out of the back and hit their car? Granted he should know something was up but for all we know he could have been thinking he better pull over at the next stop and inspect his truck.

  • Sure, but something like this warrants cutting into the lane ahead of him and pressing the brakes to make him press his brakes and eventually stop. Somebody could easily have been killed, looked like a scene out of some Michael Bay movie.

  • archer923

    Would you do that? He could easily of swerved and caused a bigger accident that way. If someone had a piece of paper or a ipad. That would of been the better option.

  • Jb3rN

    Exactly. The guys filming it were pretty compliment in the chaos IMO.

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