Photos from the Vault

March 14, 2014

Runaway truck: 35 tons, 100 mph — and 1 miraculous ending

According to Google Maps, the route from the top of the Cuesta Grade to the Children’s Museum at the corner of Nipomo and Monterey streets is 6.4 miles long and takes 10 minutes to travel. Assuming you have brakes — and a modern freeway.

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