HERO UTE WITH SUPER HUGE TYRES SAVES WOMAN IN TEXAS FLOOD
Southeast Texas is being absolutely pummeled by floods right now. Roads throughout the Houston area are washed out, leaving folks stranded both on the roads and in their own homes.
Conventional wisdom, as repeated on every emergency weather report going on right now, will implore you to never attempt to drive across a washed-out road. Bad things almost always happen to those who try.
Then again, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply to this Ford monster truck.
Dallas-Ft. Worth news reporter Jenny Doren of WFAA-TV caught live footage of this hero monster truck driver scything across a huge washout to save a neighbor stranded in her home in Soda Springs, a tiny rural outpost just about centrally located between Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas.
This truck is an old-school mud bog racer. Check out the pinion brake on the rear axle, the narrow tractor tires, and the through-the-hood exhaust headers. If there was one truck built for the job, it’s this one.
And this water is deep. Those six-foot tires practically disappear under the muddy flood waters of the Brazos River, which is expected to crest at 27 feet before the flooding subsides. Thankfully, all’s well that ends well.