Two pickup trucks loaded with All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) were travelling down a mainline logging road at the end of day. The first truck came over the crest of a hill and encountered a large depression in the road. The driver slammed on the brakes but still hit the depression hard.
Following the impact, the driver slowed down to assess if the straps had loosened on the ATV from impact, but there was no safe place to pull over. The second driver was a few minutes behind. As they came over the crest of the slope, they could see brake lights in very thick dust and tried to stop but rear–ended the first truck. The drivers hand was cut when glass blew out.
This safety alert provides an overview of the incident and preventative actions to avoid these types of hazards – Industry Alert: Dusty resource road conceals hazard, resulting in collision between pickup trucks