Wheel loader slips out of control, careens off a mountain

Updated Jun 12, 2015

Wheel loader off mountain

What happens in this video, is very clear. A loader falls to its doom. However, the events leading up to said doom are less clear.

At the start of the video, it appears the road’s icy conditions have led to some sort of accident involving the car and loader. Maybe the loader was there to assist the car? Who knows? But for whatever reason, a large group of people have somehow gathered around the incident on what appears to be a relatively remote, snowy mountain road. Seriously, why are all these people there?

Then, all of a sudden, the loader moves away from the car, begins sliding backward for some reason and then falls down the mountain. Fortunately, it looks like the operator hopped out of the cab before the loader fell. But why did the loader begin moving backward in the first place? And where is the operator? Why is everyone so calm when the machine starts quickly moving toward them?

So many questions left unanswered. Check out the video below and leave your theories in the comments.