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:

Timothy Moore takes his leadership inspiration from Michael Scott, his writing inspiration from Mark Twain, and his dancing inspiration from every drunk white guy at a wedding. When Tim is not writing about cars, he’s working on his novel or reading someone else’s, geeking out over strategy board games, hiking with his pooch, or channeling his inner Linda Belcher over beers with his friends. See more articles by Timothy.