Eleven trucks fell almost off a Bridge in China
Published on October 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A bizarre accident on a elevated mountain highway near the great city of Kaili in Guizhou Province. A large lorry carrying ten small trucks slipped over the wet surface of the road and hit the side of the bridge. The whole load edged forward in the direction of deep ravine. Fortunately the steel cables held and not a single white Forland truck plunged deep down. The driver and co-driver of the lorry however were less lucky, they were injured and had to be taken to a local hospital.
The top of the red lorry can be seen to the right of the first Forland. The lorry somehow slipped to the left, launching the load to the front of the trailer, almost over the edge.
Heavy cranes coming to the rescue. Forland is a maker of small and medium sized trucks. It is a subsidiary of Foton, which is a subsidiary of the giant Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). The particular Forland trucks carried on the lorry are all of the type BJ1063VCJFA-1. The BJ1063VCJFA-1 is powered by a 4 liter four-cylinder diesel engine with 100hp.
It was deep, a deep ravine. Transporting trucks on trucks is very common in China. The practice is considered dangerous and officially now allowed, but in reality nobody cares. Over the years we collected a few fine examples: 12 Venucia’s, nine trucks, tricycles, three trucks, almost four, ten, three and confusing, 26 Volkswagens, 16 JAC’s, 14 Peugeots, and 20 Toyota’s.