Monster truck accident – level 3
This frightening footage shows the moment two people were killed and 18 injured when a monster truck ploughed into a crowd of onlookers at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
The accident happened when the driver of a giant, 1,500 horsepower truck with tractor-sized wheels failed to brake after driving across a row of parked cars during a stunt, and instead crashed into a group of onlookers.
The amateur video of the accident posted on Facebook shows the truck revving hard and then riding over six cars, before suddenly heading towards spectators lining the square, who were separated from the show by only flimsy metal barriers.
Screaming, some managed to scurry away, but others had no time to escape.
The injured were taken to hospitals in three nearby towns, while air ambulance helicopters flew to the scene of the accident.
Difficult words: footage (video), plough (run into), onlooker (somebody who’s watching something), stunt (something exciting and dangerous), rev (to increase the running speed of an engine), flimsy (weak), scurry (move quickly).
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