A Twelve-Ton Cement Truck Stuck In The Road

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This cement truck driver in China must have been confused when he tried to pull away and couldn't because his back tire had sunk into the roadbed.

Local officials discovered three large pits under the road that resulted from erosion or unauthorized work activity. Cars could drive over these gaping underground holes, but the weight of a 12-ton truck was too much for the road to bear.

Sinking like a stone, the truck lost half its tire to the collapsing road bed. Looking at the stuck truck, it makes you wonder how they freed it from its pavement prison. Did they use a jack (boring), a tow truck (most likely) or a heavy lifting helicopter (the coolest option)? [Orange News]

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MagicalTrev
MagicalTrev

Am I the only person that thinks that picture doesn't look real? The angle of the last tire *really* looks implausible, especially compared to the one right before it. Besides that, the edges where the tires are sunken into the road seem suspiciously blurry. I clicked through to the source article to see if there was more information, particularly about a source or to see if there were more pictures to increase the credibility of this image but there were neither.

I'm really wondering why this image doesn't get half the scrutiny that an iPhone 5 image gets. Wait, no I'm not.