Traffic at a German autobahn was brought to a standstill when a giant wind turbine blade sliced through a truck after its transport vehicle was involved in an accident.
The giant blade crash landed on a separate truck and injuring the 61-year-old driver. "Half the lorry was crushed," said a police officer who was at the scene.
The pictures prove that it's amazing that the driver even survived, as the multi-ton blade sliced through the driver's cabin of the truck.
Also, from the images, it's unclear how exactly the large blade was being transported. Sometimes just a single vehicle carries the blade, with its front sticking forward from the back of the truck.
Other transportation includes placing the blade flat over a multi-vehicle setup, with the back of the blade carried by a separate truck.
The blade ended up over a major German autobahn and blocked traffic for enough time causing several kilometres of traffic jams.
It's an amazing feat to transport a large wind turbine blade via a truck and takes a lot of skills by the driver to manoeuvre it across some of the toughest conditions.