Truck overturns after its brakes fail sending the cargo of fruit spilling across the road

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Truck overturns after its brakes fail on a wet mountain pass – sending the cargo of fruit spilling across the road

  • Driver who recorded crash said ‘the truck’s breaks failed’ and it slid down road
  • Footage was captured on Pacheco Pass in California during a rainy morning
  • Nobody was hurt in accident but hundreds of pieces of fruit spilled onto road

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This is the moment a truck spectacularly loses control on a mountain road and spills its cargo all over the lane.

Footage recorded on a dashcam in the vehicle behind shows the truck, which is loaded with crates, drive down the hard shoulder and hit the muddy bank.

The truck then tilts to the left and smashes to the ground spilling hundreds of pieces of fruit on the Pacheco Pass, near San Jose, in California.

The truck drives onto the hard shoulder of the Pacheco Pass, near San Jose, in California and hits the grass verge before starting to tilt towards the left

As the truck falls to the ground it hits another heavy goods vehicle that is queuing in traffic and pushes it towards a row of cars in the other lane.

Luckily no other vehicles are hit and although the out of control truck continues to slide down the wet road its front cab does not tip over.

The driver who is recording the incident can be heard exclaiming in shock before he slowly overtakes the other lorry.

When he passes dozens of crates are seen laying on the floor but the truck is still standing the right way up and a man in a high-vis jacket is walking around.

Truck overturns after its brakes fail sending the cargo of fruit spilling across the road

The crates fall to the left and hit another lorry before the truck slides forward for a few seconds

Truck overturns after its brakes fail sending the cargo of fruit spilling across the road

Hundreds of pieces of fruit are knocked onto the road and two men get out of their vehicles

The filmer, whose name is not known, said: ‘The truck’s brakes failed and the driver was unable to stop in time.

‘It appears he was trying to make it to the emergency runway ramp.’

He said that the driver wasn’t severely injured, and nobody else was hurt after the cargo fell onto the road.

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