Thou Shall Not Overpass: Transporter Misjudges Height, Car On Top Gets Smashed

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.

 

  • Adilos Nave

    That car was decapitated. Or how the passenger in the car says, “that car got broke.”

  • Joe E

    Love the commentary on the video:

    Kid: “What happened?”
    Mom: “That car broke”
    Kid: “The car broke? How did it broke? How did it broke? How did it broke? How did it broke?”
    Mom: “YOU’RE FINE.”

    P.S. I think the car that got destroyed was an Altima

    • Vítor

      Looks like a Traverse, and a Premier by the looks of it. Truck was only carrying GM crossovers as well

      • Jay

        Definitely a Traverse, the GM Durango.

    • Jayen DeHaart

      I think they are all GM cars and it was an SUV.

    • Jay

      An Altima? Didn’t you notice how big the suv was before it hit the bridge.

      Secondly yes the kid was fine, he only started whimpering when she didn’t answer when he asked how it broke.

  • Teddy Wijaya

    “Ex truck driver is hired as dishwasher at local cafe.”

  • Bo Hanan

    The way it’s sitting on the back (almost elevated) should have raised an eyebrow.

  • StrangerGP

    HOW DID IT BROKE?

    • emjayay

      They should be seen and not heard.

    • Alduin

      He broked it! LOL

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    *YAWN* what a boring article

    • ChrisInIL

      …and yet you keep commenting on the “boring” articles, thus fulfilling this site’s purpose.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        what, this is my first time saying “it’s an boring article” of this site posted.

  • wait a minute

    should just edit the delivery note to read ‘White Chevy Traverse with open air panoramic roof’.

  • Alduin

    This isn’t anything compared to 11 ft 8 bridge.

  • MIL1234

    you dont want no scrub ?

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