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If it wasn't so serious it would be funny.

Hope the driver was OK.

Kool video.

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Incredible.  The way it crushed that cab I don't see how the driver got away uninjured  :-/.

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that sucks for the driver ! Hope he/she's ok !

Also got lucky there was no-one elese under the patform (as it seems at least)

How can such a structure collapse so easily ?

I'm not into house building and stuff, but that thing just collapsed like a house of cards !  :o

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Probably a woman driver!! :D :D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::) :-X :-X :-X :-X

Seriously, that is some messed up stuff.  The driver could not have walked away unhurt.

As for the structure.  Well it is held up by what 4 uprights?  Would not take much to knock it down.  Have you never seen what a strong wind will do to these overhangs?

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Surprisingly the driver jumped out the passenger's door.Seen this one before along with the story.here's the story below.

"At approximately 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, pulling a new travel trailer, hit the corner of the Texas State Bank Drive-In on Tenaha Street, causing the complete awning to come to the ground.

Luckily, the driver of the Dodge, Mickey Miller, of Garrison and his 10 year old son were able to exit their vehicle uninjured. According to Miller he was circling the bank to park on the other side when the corner of his travel trailer caught the corner of the bank awning.

Next thing he heard was a rumble as the awning started falling against his driver's side door. Somehow he was able to unbuckle the seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling. Mark Ivy of Texas State Bank stated that the main lobby would be open for business while the drive-in is being repaired."

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Consider that the truck and trailer weighed approx. 22 000 lbs.

That's a great deal of force.

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Surprisingly the driver jumped out the passenger's door.Seen this one before along with the story.here's the story below.

"At approximately 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, pulling a new travel trailer, hit the corner of the Texas State Bank Drive-In on Tenaha Street, causing the complete awning to come to the ground.

Luckily, the driver of the Dodge, Mickey Miller, of Garrison and his 10 year old son were able to exit their vehicle uninjured. According to Miller he was circling the bank to park on the other side when the corner of his travel trailer caught the corner of the bank awning.

Next thing he heard was a rumble as the awning started falling against his driver's side door. Somehow he was able to unbuckle the seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling. Mark Ivy of Texas State Bank stated that the main lobby would be open for business while the drive-in is being repaired."

Gotta love Texas. :P:) ;D

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Poor construction, glad everyone is ok, that looked pretty rough.

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Surprisingly the driver jumped out the passenger's door.Seen this one before along with the story.here's the story below.

"At approximately 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, pulling a new travel trailer, hit the corner of the Texas State Bank Drive-In on Tenaha Street, causing the complete awning to come to the ground.

Luckily, the driver of the Dodge, Mickey Miller, of Garrison and his 10 year old son were able to exit their vehicle uninjured. According to Miller he was circling the bank to park on the other side when the corner of his travel trailer caught the corner of the bank awning.

Next thing he heard was a rumble as the awning started falling against his driver's side door. Somehow he was able to unbuckle the seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling. Mark Ivy of Texas State Bank stated that the main lobby would be open for business while the drive-in is being repaired."

Gotta love Texas. :P:) ;D

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Poor construction, glad everyone is ok, that looked pretty rough.

Maybe, maybe not.  Buildings are engineered for many different loads ( seismic, wind, etc)  but not usually impact from vehicles.  If you look at the roof it has a large cantilever ( look at how far the roof extends beyond the support columns).  This would be a less stable design than a more typical canopy where the posts would be closer to the end of the roof (but still OK under normal circumstances).  By catching the corner of the roof there was a tremendous amount of leverage which increased the force of the collision at the column to beam and column to footing connections.  Once connections began to fail it was (in the words of RW) "Goodnight Irene".

 

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Thats insane, consider the father and son got out alive. WOW

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