When you ignore the signs, this is the result!
There was free trail mix for everybody after this accident whereby the truck driver bottomed out his rig at the crossing after ignoring the yellow sign clearly stating that tractor trailer trucks were prohibited from using the crossing.
Located on Old Highway 99 just south of Merced, California, the crossing is notorious for hanging up tractor trailer semi trucks. In this case, the driver either ignored the posted sign or did not see it. No matter, the results are the same.
Amazingly, there was a railfan pacing this military freight train at the time and almost became involved in the accident when the cab of the semi came drifting across the highway after being detached from the rest of the truck after the hit.
Thankfully the only thing that was damaged other than the truck was the driver’s ego. No one was hurt in the accident!
Let us know what you would think the driver could have done differently once he learned about his mistake! We would love to hear your opinion!