The grainy image above is a shot from a video taken just seconds before a truck barreled into a crowd during an off-road racing event in Harrisburg, Ore. on Saturday. With about 1,000 people in attendance at Monster Air 2012, this jacked-up 1970s Ford pickup lost control and veered off course into the nearby crowd injuring three adults.

According to The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., fans were separated from the track by a dirt barrier at least eight-feet tall, and after the truck lost control, it went over this barrier and into the area where spectators were watching from folding chairs. Fortunately, the truck had slowed to just 10 mph by the time it made contact with the three victims, none of whom had serious life-threatening injuries. There has been no official word as to what caused the accident, but one witness said he heard something on the truck break just before it headed for the fans.

The accident happened just 30 minutes after the event started on Saturday, but the rest of the three-day Labor Day weekend events continued on as planned. Some reports referred to the truck as a monster truck, but it appears to be just a normal truck with a big lift. The Register-Guard is reporting it was a 1975 F-Series truck with a 950-horsepower engine, and CNN says that it was riding on 48-inch tires. No mention was made of the driver's condition, but he was apparently uninjured as CNN reports he got out of the truck after the accident to check on those who were injured.

One person happened to record the incident on his cell phone so the video quality is low, but it does capture most of the frightening incident. Scroll down to watch the grainy and jumpy video.


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      alext
      • 2 Years Ago
      30 seconds of commercial, to watch the same 10 second clip 4 times
        WillieD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @alext
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      straferhoo
      • 2 Years Ago
      that was NOT a monster truck.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      That race looks safe, with plastic separating the trucks from the people.
      Cheetahjab
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is some how Obama's fault right lol.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      short low-quality video..
      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      30-second advertisement for a clip that is effectively 5 seconds of useful accident footage
      wanderlust
      • 2 Years Ago
      It probably has a bigblock in it. 1000hp is not uncommon for engines of about ~600 cubic inch size, either via high compression and race gas, nitous, or a supercharger...
      Jesse Gurr
      • 2 Years Ago
      its really hard to tell if there is really an 8 ft tall barrier. i don't see one.