Sewage Truck Poo-splosion in Rush Hour Traffic


In one of the more horrifying dashcam videos I’ve ever seen, there was a real movement in the streets in Russia this week. But not a political movement, this one was a little more… crappy.

The footage captures a sewage pumping truck that seems to put the ‘P.U.’ in ‘pump’. While waiting for a traffic light to change, the truck’s tank fails and it explosively dumps its load, scattering waste all over the roadway. Worse yet, the CUV, bus, and taxi nearest the truck seem to take the brunt of the discharge. If you’ve ever wondered when to use the “recirculate” button on your climate control, this is definitely the time. Hopefully no one around had their windows open.

Even those who escaped the initial spray, and the fine mist of waste that would follow, don’t get off poop free. Even the smallest of those trucks can hold over 12,000 L of wastewater, which you can see flooding the road in this video.

It says a lot about his normal day that the cam owner seems completely unfazed by the eruption, and it’s not surprising that the other drivers involved don’t seem eager to stick around and exchange insurance information with the truck driver. If you need to get a smell like this out of your own car, check out how to clear a bad fart from your car, with science.

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Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Evan is based in Halifax, and has been a car nut for as long as anyone can remember. He autocrosses, does lapping days and TSD rallies, breaks cars and then fixes them again.
  • Rob Greenhalgh

    The shit literally hit the fan, the car’s engine fan next to the tanker truck that exploded.

  • rockybudgeboa

    HOLY SHEET :poop:

  • rockybudgeboa

    Gives a good meaning to Explosive well you know

  • Mavis Twice

    double-timin’ on the wipers…imagine having to pay a $15 cab fare for a skeptic tank

  • greg

    It looks to me like the methane in the tank expanded to the point that it blew the tank apart. Are there normally release valves on sewage trucks?

  • Rob Simpson

    Looked pretty old, Lack of maintenance or he left the pump