Mexican Monster Truck Driver Hit with Manslaughter Charge After Killing 9 People

Mexican Monster Truck Driver Hit with Manslaughter Charge After Killing 9 People



The monster truck accident video we posted a few days ago was one of the most disturbing pieces of footage we’ve seen in a while. Sure, there have been other frightening accidents, but this one left nine people dead (one more died in hospital since the first reports came out) and dozens more (eighty plus) injured, even though Dario Franchitti’s severe accident could have turned up its fair share of victims too – thankfully it didn’t.
Now, the Mexican monster truck’s driver, 51 year-old Velazquez Samaniego, has appeared before a judge and has been charged with manslaughter. His side of the story is that he was knocked on the head and left unconscious just enough to plough into the packed crowd of spectators.
However, apparently, that was not really the issue, and the ruling was that “he didn't meet the age and health requirements needed to be part of the show,” according to The Daily Mail, though, these exact requirements weren't detailed…
Event organizers said that the spectators should not have gathered so close to the track, and should have been more weary as to the dangers associated with monster truck shows, especially when they take place at what appear to be makeshift locations with no stands or fences to keep the people from being squashed - just look how effective those were in the aforementioned Indy crash.
If you can bear to watch them, we found three new videos showing the action from multiple angles and posted them below.
By Andrei Nedelea

VIDEO









Post a comment

0 Comments