Shocking moment tipper lorry destroys highway gantry

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A motorist has captured the moment a tipper lorry smashed into a highway gantry in Houston, Texas.

Two men in a pickup truck were traveling behind the lorry when it struck the overhead signage causing a major incident.


Seeing the accident in front of them, the pickup's occupants swerve violently out of the way and skidding before coming to a halt in front of pieces of metal debris from the sign.

The road remained closed on the city's Eastbound Loop near Market Street for several hours while authorities cleared the highway.

According to other reports, motorists tried to warn the truck driver that his tipper was fully vertical before the collision happened.

It is not known if the driver suffered any injuries or if police charged anyone for the crash.

WARNING: Video contains strong language