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2 Aug, 2018 10:17

Truck smashes into monument at full speed in horrific accident (DISTURBING VIDEO)

Truck smashes into monument at full speed in horrific accident (DISTURBING VIDEO)

A hair-raising video has been released online showing a huge DAF truck smashing through a safety barrier and into a large monument at full speed on a Russian highway. The driver was killed in the crash.

The incident took place at the entrance to the city of Novokuznetsk in southwestern Siberia on Thursday morning. The driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed it into the monument. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement.

Video released on YouTube shows the horrifying moment of the crash, with the cab of the truck seen completely destroyed. The monument was also severely damaged, Russian media report

According to reports on social media, the truck was carrying alcohol. Some local residents took to Russian social media network VKontakte, saying the area has witnessed many similar accidents and calling for the monument to be dismantled.

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