A strange accident brought a Houston freeway to a complete stop.

Apparently, the trailer's hydraulic arm spontaneously activated and -- unbeknownst to the truck driver -- lifted the bed up into the air while barreling down the freeway. The trailer became stuck in an upright position, blocking traffic and intriguing numerous onlookers.

Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Know what annoys me, people who nag about anothers spelling a.k.a heidi, guess what in this comment thing there is no spell check. Also humans make mistake and in his technological age most people are so use to spell check they don't read it before pressing submit to check for errors, we're only human.
        terrilynn713
        • 3 Years Ago
        I have read your paragraph 3 times and still do not understand what point you are trying to make. It is obvious that you did not check anything before you submitted your comment.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @terrilynn713
          terrilynn, I agree. I believe it's an ego thing. Some folks are in such a hurry to see their comments posted, they don't have the courtesy to stop and reread before they submit. Everyone makes a mistake now and then, but failure to look over your comment to check to see if it 's intelligible or even reasonably correct, is just plain rude. It's like saying the rules of grammar and spelling don't apply to me because my opinion is more important than basic rules.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It really annoys me to read comments so poorly worded such as the one below mine by "NORMAN." I'm not sure why, but that is one of those things in life that really gets me. Spell check was invented for a reason people.. please use it before pressing send. ..Another thing that annoys me is people who ask how to spell a word while typing an email or in Word. Do they realize if they would just finish typing it how they think it is spelled, a little red squiggly line will appear under it if it is wrong and Word will TELL YOU how to spell it??? Use your brain people!
        • 3 Years Ago
        My dear Heidi, Below you will find a copy of your posting completely unaltered from your original writing. The only changes I have made were to insert notations of what errors you made. *** It really annoys me to read comments so poorly worded [Poor Word Usage] [Punctuation Error] such as the one below mine by ["NORMAN." --Capitalization Error, Punctuation Error] [Spacing Error] I'm not sure why, but that is one of those things in life that really gets me [Off Point]. [Spacing Error] Spell check was invented for a reason people[.. --Punctuation Error] [please--Capitalization Error, Punctuation Error] use it before pressing [send--Punctuation Error]. [.. --Punctuation Error] [Spacing Error] Another thing that annoys me is [Poor Structuring] people who ask how to spell a word while typing an email or in Word. [Spacing Error] Do they realize if they would just finish typing it [Poor Word Usage] how they think it is spelled, a little [Punctuation Error] red [Punctuation Error] squiggly line will appear under it if it is [Poor Structuring] wrong [Punctuation Error] and Word will TELL YOU [Emphasis Error] how to spell it??? [Spacing Error] Use your brain [Punctuation Error] people! *** I sincerely hope you are not a teacher of any kind and I am assuming that you are a person still learning. I hope you realize that the people who wrote Word, Google Chrome, and other programs all needed to learn to use their brain to write the program and have it work. Using the programs, however, is in no way using your own brain. You should thank God for small favors. Before you fault anyone for their errors you need to look at your own.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your a retard. liekz srzly duud u needa lern 2 speelz11111
        lorna749
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm with you, Heidi. I hate people who don't re-check their spelling or their sentences. Makes me think they are illiterate. The only problem with spell check is that it doesn't recognize homophones, such as their, there; hear, here....etc.
        sevnwolves
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wow, you must be the life of the party.
      patardugno
      • 3 Years Ago
      There should be a inside buzzer & LIGHT on the dash to indicate that it was actived & not down in a locked position.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that's something you don't see everyday! No wonder everyone was intrigued! LOL
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      The trailers arm spontanously activated HAHAHAHA.....Check out accidents on interstates, you will find that the majority of all accidents either involve or are caused by 18 wheelers. and a large number of them won't even stop to see the damage they did? Those trucks are dangerous, and the drivers are even more so
        joehennes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        Hmm, I did what you said and found this:Estimates of 41,000 to 45,000 traffic deaths occur every year within the U.S.. Walkers and bikers account for 15% of the total traffic deaths each year. Fewer than 9% of those deaths involve commercial vehicles. More than 80% of those accidents are the fault of the non-commercial driver. Of those death related accidents only 4% of trucks are fatigue related. Drinking related accounted for .06% of those accidents. Maybe you should do some research before you post?
        anpra3
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        Unfortunately JOHN,I drive an 18-wheeler it's NOT necessarrily the truckers fault for the MAJORITY of the accidents on the FREEWAYS.I have seen people in small PUTT-PUTT vehicles go flying down the road as if they were on a racecourse which they are NOT.I have been cut off by those STUPID putt-putt drivers alot of times and one of these times they just might get RAMMED if not FLATTENED due to the fact that you can't stop an 18-wheeler on a dime.Also,if someone hit the trailer,which is 53' long,I doubt if I would even know about it until the cops told me about it.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @anpra3
          how stupid can you be? of course it was the drivers fault ,anyone who drives a truck should notice a big difference in the way the truck runs by the sound of the pto still engaged.evidently you must haul freight and what does your comment have anything to do with this story?
        marcanagnos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        Think again, fool. Most of the time it's id iots like you cutting off a truck and getting hit. I just went to a place where the tractor was all crushed. I asked what happened he said some jerk cut in front of him on the highway. He slammed on the brakes, the trailer was empty so it came right around. Good think there weren't many vehicles on the road because lots could have been killed. No a truck CANNOT stop like your little pissant honda. MARC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        Well John, open mouth, insert foot!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        The department of transportation and AAA say that over 50 percent of the accidents are caused by cars. You might want to take a ride with a truck driver so you can see what we see; you would be amazed.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        Brain in neutral, mouth in high gear.
      undrgrndgirl
      • 3 Years Ago
      usually i blame gravity for accidents...this time i guess i have to go with anti gravity?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not a bizzare accident. The amatuer driver engaged the power take off for the dump body while in motion. I did this 45 yrs ago in Bridgeport Ct. while hauling a load of asphalt,and took down many power lines. Just ask any excavating company ,it happens.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You're right there Wild..."amateur"...I put in over 3 million miles, & w/o an accident or incident in a "Big Truck"! He or she wasn't paying attn that's for sure!! Didn't know what was going on; what a moron & should have their CDL revoked. Probably "texting"---LOL And for all you "professional" drivers out there still, be safe! And I'm back out of it now.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lucky for Houston traffic the dumpbody was empty; otherwise it would 've blown out the airbag suspension on the trailer and turned truck and load and trailer on several vehicles in the lanes beside it! Houston traffic are you too scared to blow the horn to get driver's attention when he/she isn't paying attention?? Oh yeah you're not paying attention either,so you sit and wait for hours instead.
        Tony
        • 3 Years Ago
        Who told you no one was honking at the guy? Did you see the local Houston news and hear the witnesses? Don't come on AOL and bad mouth a whole city because of this? I drive a truck here for a living and have for 30 years. You can honk, wave or whatever and SOME drivers see you and others don't. This guys was not familiar with this truck (his own words) and should have never been put behind the wheel or HE should have never agreed to drive it until he was thoroughly trained.
      Bruce
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually, "ONLY IN TEXAS!" Did Rick Perry manufacture this ridiculous rig?
      Alan Haney
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its called the PTO and the driver is at falt for not turning it off.Besides that has he ever thought to look in the mirror when the truck got loose in the frount end because of all the weight on the back 3 stores in the air.Now given at 65 or 70 mph you can bet your bottom dollor that thing shot up like a rocket.My bet is that driver had to go clean out his pants
        Tom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alan Haney
        The hydraulic pump would have been screaming turning that fast going down the highway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      only in Houston!
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