Cement Truck Crash Blamed On Brake Problems
The El Paso Times reported on a cement truck crash that may have been caused by a brake problem. The driver was killed in the incident.
According to the report, the accident happened just before 9 a.m. at Trans Mountain Road and North Desert Boulevard in El Paso. Video of the footage was found on social media. The truck was moving out of control down Trans Mountain Road, narrowly missing other cars.
Unfortunately for the driver, he did not have the light at the bottom of the intersection. He sounded his horn to warn people he couldn’t stop. The cement truck hit the side of a semi truck carrying beer and kept going, eventually hitting two more vehicles before stopping.
Also, the cement barrel of the truck broke off during the crash and rolled into a fourth vehicle. The driver was found dead at the scene and two others were injured.
Cement trucks are among the heaviest vehicles on the road and some of the most difficult to drive. With so much weight, they’re hard to stop even with working brakes. Without them, the truck became a wrecking ball through traffic.
We hope the police discover who was responsible for maintaining the truck and that the families of the victims can seek compensation for their losses. Our condolences go out to the family of the dead driver.