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Bulldozer Accident

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Montosi82, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Montosi82

    Montosi82 Member
    Messages: 62

    Just came across these pictures from last summer. The truck ran the stop sign and and crashed into the side of a trailer and knocked the dozer ( i believe a D5) right off and this is where it landed. No one was killed but we did have to medflight the driver of the truck. Thought you guys would enjoy these.

    dozer.jpg

    doser2.jpg

    dozer3.jpg

    dozer4.jpg

    dozer5.jpg
     
  2. V-Boss

    V-Boss Member
    Messages: 30

    Wow, that's crazy right there... What are the odds that the dozer would stop on the pole straight up?
     
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Looks like someone forgot to chain down the Cat.......
     
  4. RTEnt

    RTEnt Member
    Messages: 42

    Kinda makes you wonder if the guy moving the dozer had it bound properly. I know a guy that had an accident with a tag trailer and a mini excavator. The pintle was sheared right off his truck and the trailer and excavator ended up on their side but the machine never came off the trailer.

    Cool pics anyway
     
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,178

    Guy I worked for as a kid lost a 580K the same way, pindle broke, the trailer tongue went up and back down into the forest on the right, all the chains snapped, but the front bucket caught the 2" lip at the front and kept the backhoe on the trailer. We walked it off, used it to pull the trailer out. I was behind him in the pickup and ran to a local automotive store to get a new hitch, pretended we were working in the ditch while we fixed it (cones set up and all) about an hour later on our way. The only damage was to the battery box on the case, a tree bent the step. Sledgehammer fixed it perfectly... Good times. Probably wouldn't work out that way twice.
     
  6. farmer101

    farmer101 Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 112

    even if the dozer wasnt chanied down properly... the guy who hit it had to be hauling some major a$$ to flip it up on its end like that
     
  7. RTEnt

    RTEnt Member
    Messages: 42

    My guess would be that the machine came off the trailer when the truck and trailer driver made a sharp move to try and avoid an accident. I don't think that a small pickup hitting the side a a trailer would send the machine flying off like that.
     
  8. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    If you can't Dodge it, Ram it.
     
  9. OldCrow

    OldCrow Member
    Messages: 36

    Those pictures almost look impossible. I don't know how much that dozer weighs, but how fast do you need to be going in order to hit it, knock it off the trailer, and flip it up vertically from the blade? With a pickup none the less!

    Pretty cool how strong those tension wires are to keep it up like that.
     
  10. Montosi82

    Montosi82 Member
    Messages: 62

    The driver of the pickup ran the stop sign goin about 45-50mph. I know there were some chains but unsure if they had enough or if they were tightened properly.
     
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    that dakota did pretty damn good for a 50 mph impact. wheres the trailer?
     
  12. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I can't believe that little Dakota knocked the dozer off there like that.
     
  13. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

    Strong phone pole
     
  14. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Wow, that truck must have been going pretty fast.

    Glad to see nobody got killed, hopefully the driver is ok.
     
  15. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    That dozer must have been going fast. I didn't know they cruzied down the highway that well. :laughing:

    Seriously, that is pretty scary.
     
  16. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Amazing how the dozer is standing straight up
     
  17. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    you should deffinently start telling people that the pickup rear ended the dozer:laughing:
     
  18. advl66

    advl66 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    thats crazy.
     
  19. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    any pictures of the dozer being set back on it's tracks?
     
  20. bryanR

    bryanR Member
    Messages: 57

    that poor dakota kinda ruined from the front and from the rear