CRASH BOOM BANG: Gas explosions and Corolla rollovers

October 6, 2012 11:14 am Published by

On a usual day, driving from my house to Fuji Speedway takes about an hour and a half. Today it took over five hours. The driver of a truck loaded with 35 big LP gas tanks that weigh over 50kg each somehow flipped his truck over and spilled them all over the road.

Through a bit of coincidence, Mr Lavender from last month’s posts was on his way to Fuji Speedway as well, managed to get some of it on tape! Check out the explosion just after two minutes in! One of the tanks actually flew over 100m over the wall, bounced off the roof of an elementary school and landed on the athletics field. Considering this is the weekend when many schools around Japan hold their annual athletics competition, it was lucky that this school wasn’t one of them!

Here’s a link to a Japanese video news report. Just click the little orange button on the video.

To add to the theme of destruction, here’s what happened to Mr Lavender’s track-version KE70 a little while ago at Ebisu.

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