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Holy crap! (Semi truck engulfed in flames seen driving down highway)

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Supercooled wrote: ..
Why didn’t the driver in the engulfed truck pull over?
He's looking for someone in particular

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Wow... Some crazy Brazilian trucker ..
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I’m guessing here. However probably damage to the air brake system. Possibly cannot stop?
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GangStarr wrote: I’m guessing here. However probably damage to the air brake system. Possibly cannot stop?
Didn't seem like he was coasting either...
While very unlikely to happen as there are a lot of safety measures to prevent it, diesel engines can runaway to self destruction under certain conditions.
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GangStarr wrote: I’m guessing here. However probably damage to the air brake system. Possibly cannot stop?
Air brakes fail ON. The air holds the shoes off the drums. No air, no roll.
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While it doesn't look like it in the OP video, I know that garbage trucks here are reluctant to stop on the highway itself if their load catches fire. They try to limp along to a "safer" location before they dump their load. It's partially because the trucking company is on the hook for the huge clean up costs if they have to dump onto the highway.

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Probably still asleep.
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He's just trying to outrun the fire.
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Probably steep hill, brakes went out and caught on fire. Runaway truck.
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