A brand new Jeep Wrangler being transported on a trailer got into a serious accident and immediately lost its soft top, turning it into a convertible. A Facebook post by the Ann Arbor Fire Department in the US revealed the vehicle carrying the SUV crashed into a bridge and ripped off the roof of the new Jeep. While the bridges listed their clearance for safety reasons, it was clear that the car carrier did not pay the necessary attention.
The social media post revealed that the incident happened on December 15, 2022. The post also said the driver of the car had left the scene when authorities arrived. The fire department noted that the incident could have been much more serious. However, the collision appears to be relatively small. According to reports, the fire department cleared debris from the road and the Michigan Department of Transportation inspected the damaged portion of the bridge.
In another social media post, the fire department released a video showing how the truck crashed into the bridge. It reported that the video was from the dashcam of another motorcyclist driving behind the truck. It also confirmed that there were no deaths or serious injuries as a result of the incident.
The video shows the driver of the car traveling in the right lane and there is a Jeep car arranger on the top deck. Everything seemed to be fine until the car hit the bridge. The collision caused the Jeep’s hood to be severed and caused a spark. The driver of the vehicle with the rear dash camera dodged the wreckage of the trailer and pulled over to the side of the road behind the truck. The clip ends there.
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the best-selling models of the Stellantis-owned car brand. It is also available in India. The SUV comes in both hardtop and softtop variants. The latter offers the owner to retract the paperback as needed.
First published date: December 20, 2022, 11:52 a.m. IST