One Dead After Out-of-Control Cement Mixer Crashes into Oncoming Traffic in Mexico


Staff member
Oct 7, 2008
Two angles.

A cement mixer ran out of brakes and crashed into four vehicles and a street stall, causing the death of one person and injuring eight more on Thursday, October 28 in the capital of San Luis Potosi.
Recordings released by the State Police show the moment when the mixer runs out of brakes and impacts against several vehicles at the intersection of Chapultepec Avenue and Rocha Cordero Boulevard, and then impacts against a taco stand.

Oscar Mendoza, director of Municipal Civil Protection of San Luis Potosi, informed that out of the eight injured people, five required to be taken to a hospital: two to clinic 50 and three to Melchor Ocampo clinic, both of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

A total of 11 people were involved in the accident, most of them were eating at the taco stand when the cement mixer hit them. Experts from the San Luis Potosi State Attorney General's Office arrived at the site to collect evidence.

According to the first expert reports, the material damages reached seven million pesos, including affected vehicles and damage to urban furniture such as the sidewalk, and a small tree was also knocked down, according to El Sol de México.

The cement mixer could have caused an even worse accident, since it crashed a few meters from a gas station, but it followed a different trajectory and ended up on its side almost in front of the Clover casino.