Timothy Moore

Cement Truck Crash Is Horrifying, Solidifies Why Dash Cams Are Valuable

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Cement Truck Crash

The cement truck crash, documented by a dash cam in a Toyota Sienna

I thought I was having a horrifying day yesterday when I accidentally spilled water on my lap and made it look like I didn’t quite make it to the men’s room. Little did I know how scare-free a day I was actually having when I heard about the terrifying cement truck crash pictured above.

The stuff of nightmares, right?

Apparently, Dr. Guan Zhu, a professor at Texas A&M, got a front row seat to the clip seemingly deleted from Speed. (Let’s just be thankful Keanu Reeves was nowhere to be found.)

Keanu Reeves - cement truck crash

“Annie, if I maintain this one blank stare and my horribly deep, grumbling tone, maybe Dennis Hopper won’t blow up our bus.”

Dr. Zhu reportedly invested in his dash cam about a year ago, in case of an accident. How very prescient of the man; that’s probably why he has a PhD. The dash cam, mounted in his Toyota Sienna, captures a cement truck running a red light and subsequently swerving through an intersection to avoid hitting any vehicles, but, inevitably the truck tips over and slides right into the front end of Dr. Zhu’s minivan.

Minivan involved in cement truck crash

Dr Zhu’s Toyota Sienna

Luckily, Dr. Zhu’s airbags deployed (which was unexpected, as it’s a Toyota), and he only got a small cut on his leg. The driver of the cement truck was also saved from serious injury but was promptly written a ticket at the scene of the crash, according to KBTX.

Check out the video footage below:

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    Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.

  • Fred Ellis

    The driver of the cement truck needs to be fired at once. This is what is referred to as a bad driver. If he was a good driver he would have had his vehicle under enough control that he could have stopped safely behind the white line before the stop light.

  • He Who Loves Good Puns

    Ha, “solidifies.” I see what you did there.