Trailer full of fireworks lights up road in world’s most dazzling car crash
At around 10pm last Thursday, a lorry accidentally bumped into a trailer that was being towed by a pick-up truck on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Vancouver.
That mild rear-ender might have been the end of it – if it hadn’t created a small spark, and if the trailer hadn’t been carrying $100,000 of fireworks.
Instead, the collision meant the sky was filled with stunning, uncontrollable bursts of colour that no doubt left some spectators wishing they had a toffee apple and a sparkler.
And thanks to the slow-burning fire in the trailer, the show lasted for an hour.
Thankfully, the drivers of both vehicles got away mostly unharmed, with one being taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Speaking to CBC News, passing driver Ryan Kuhn said: ‘I came around a corner and, well, saw fireworks. It seemed very strange for 10 o’clock at night.’
He described the scene as a ‘raging inferno’, a ‘bit of mayhem’ and the ‘best fireworks show I’ll ever see’.
Several other bystanders took videos of the jaw-dropping display, which they later shared on social media.
The results of the crash were reminiscent of the notorious Oban display of 2011, when 20 minutes’ worth of fireworks went off in 50 seconds thanks to a technical glitch.
A year later, the residents of San Diego in California got an even wilder show when 7,000 fireworks exploded in less than a minute from four barges off the city’s coast.
If you live in London, you can check out our list to see where you might be able to catch a November 5 fireworks display that’s probably going to be nowhere near as good as the one in Canada.
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