Video: Big rig tumbles over SR-175 embankment

Posted at 6:01 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 21:03:59-04

(KGTV) —  Crews watching a tractor-trailer driver navigate a curve on State Route 175 saw the end result coming a mile away.

Video shows a big rig try to make it around a one lane section of SR-175 between Hopland, Calif., and Lakeport. As crews looked on, they knew it would be difficult.

"Oh he's in it to win it," one person is heard saying, before the truck begins to fall.

"There he goes!" another yells.

As the truck slowly passed the spot a retaining wall was being built, its back wheel began to cross over the embankment's edge. The weigh of the truck's load pulled the truck over the embankment.

Caltrans District 1 said multiple signs warning truck drivers of the truck length restriction (39 feet in total length) have been posted but were clearly ignored.

"Sometimes they simply get stuck, but others end up going over the embankment. This driver was not injured, but it must have been the ride of his life!" Caltrans wrote.