When it comes to car carrier trailers, a double-decker design can allow for higher transport capacity. The downside? It leaves cars exposed to the elements, be they natural or man-made.
This completely avoidable incident took place this past weekend in Norwalk, Connecticut. The semi truck loaded with cars was traveling Northbound on I-95 when all of a sudden it came face to face with an overpass. The encounter didn’t end well for the rear-most car.
The footage comes via dashcam from a vehicle driving behind the carrier, and shows us the exact moment of impact, plus the aftermath. The second it made contact with the overpass, the car was, for lack of a better word, smashed in an of unstoppable force meets immovable object situation.
Usually, these cars are secured to the ramp floor very well, using chains and tie-down ratchets – which, gladly, seems to be the case here, otherwise the vehicle would have just flown backwards right into oncoming motorists.
While the semi slows down and begins pulling over to the side of the road, we’re given a really close view of the wreckage as the cammer drives past. Not only were the pillars destroyed and the roof completely demolished, but the chassis appears bent out of shape as well. That’ll be another one for the scrap yard, then.