A shocking video shows the aftermath of a very unusual car accident in Cranston, Rhode Island: A truck went into the air and crashed directly on top of another car Thursday night. It’s a scary scene, but luckily no one was killed. Read on to find out what happened and why an ironic detail of the crash drew reactions on social media.
“Incredible” is how WJAR reporter Cal Dymowski described the accident on Twitter, where he posted a video of the scene. The reporter posted a photo from a different perspective. “As I am driving around I see a third car involved,” Dymowski wrote. ‘Debris from cars everywhere. Street signs down. People here tell me they heard the crash all the way from the shopping plaza.” Keep reading to learn more and watch the video.
Local police said a truck had collided with a vehicle, sending the truck into the air before landing on top of another car. The back of the truck somehow came loose and is seen several meters behind the crash site. “Witnesses tell us the Jeep may have run a red light and collided with the 4×4 truck, pushing it onto the back of the sedan,” tweeted WLNE news photographer Ethan Lopez.
“It’s safe to say speed is involved, but the cause is under investigation,” the local police said. Authorities are not ruling out alcohol or drugs as a factor, and a driver of one of the cars involved could be charged with driving violations.
As potentially catastrophic as the scene looks, the injuries were relatively minor. Police said a driver suffered a broken leg and three people were treated and discharged at a local hospital. While the road was closed, first responders had to use the jaws of life, but not one person. The truck’s battery leaked dangerous fluid and had to be removed.
Social media was quick to pick up on an ironic detail: The car at the bottom of the wreckage had “Mobile Dent Guy” printed on the side doors, advertising “onsite repairs,” “free estimates” and “1 hour maintenance.” “Is this photo ironic or something?” wrote one person on Twitter. “Pretty big dent,” said another. “It’s good to see they know where to get in touch with a good dent boy,” said another.