Monster Truck Driver Runs Over And Kills At Least 13 People; 70 Injured

Posted: October 8, 2013 by subwaycreatures in Dumb
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HyperVocal: A monster truck driver at the “Extreme Aeroshow” lost control of his vehicular weapon on Saturday and plowed into a crowd of spectators. At least eight people, perhaps as many as 13, have died. More than 70 more were injured. The death toll may rise, according to officials in Chihuahua, Mexico.Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head on the interior of the truck as he drove over the old cars, with at least two reporting seeing his helmet come off before the massive vehicle drove into the crowd of terrified spectators, who tried to flee. “I fell over, and when I turned around I saw the tire very close. It hit me and threw me to the other side,” Jesus Manuel Ibarra, 41, said as he was treated for injuries to his arm and hip. Gonzalez said prosecutors were looking into the possibility of a mechanical failure that left the driver unable to release the gas pedal. Several witnesses said, however, that the driver appeared to have become incapacitated when he struck his head during the show, in which the truck drives at high speed over smaller cars, leaping into the air as it crushes their roofs.

Here’s my question. Why would you drive in that direction in the first place? There’s not a lot of room between the truck and the crowd after you run the cars over so of course something like this is going to happen. Imagine if this was the GraveDigger monster truck? I guess that would be a little ironic. But getting mowed down by a monster truck has gotta be a shitty way to go.
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