Monster truck driver charged with manslaughter after off-road event

Monster truck driver charged with manslaughter after off-road event

Within the past year, the safety of fans at motorsports events has been a hot topic among everyone involved, from spectators to executives. However, the same regulations don’t always apply to all countries.

Last week at a monster truck event in Mexico, 51-year-old Velazquez Samaniego lost control of his vehicle and struck dozens of people in the crowd. Nine people were killed and several were injured.

Since the incident, Velazquez has been charged with manslaughter. It was reported in multiple stories online that Velazquez claims he was knocked on the head during the event and left unconscious right before he went drove the crowd.

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Ian Johnson and the Xtreme 4×4 gang were doing a little off-roadin’ for a future episode when a rock flew at one of our $4,000 cameras.

Thankfully, our camera man didn’t get hit, but it definitely took him off guard!

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Off-road Ford Explorer fails to land mud jump

Off-road Ford Explorer fails to land mud jump

While mud boggin in modified Ford Explorer, this off-roader airs it out but fails to land the jump!

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Honey Badger Baja Truck Ain’t Scared

Honey Badger Baja Truck Ain't Scared

Watch how this baja truck competes against mega trucks when it puts on a set of mud tires at the Bama Jam Farms Hill-n-Hole Course.

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Tug of war battle ends in flames

These mud trucks go head-to-head without stopping until one of them catches fire. And that almost wasn’t enough to stop them from hashing it out.

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Watch this RZR roll violently down a hill

Watch this RZR roll violently down a hill

An RXR attempts a steep hill climb when the driver misjudges his ability and causes the off-road vehicle to fall violently down the hill.

The driver appears to be ok, though it can be assumed he’s probably pretty banged up.

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Polaris RZR takes a tumble down a cliff

Polaris RZR takes a tumble down a cliff

A Polaris RZR doing a little crawling on a cliff experiences a mishap with the driver and a passenger inside.

Thankfully, everyone seems to be ok, but it could have easily been worse.

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Watch this rig scale this rock wall with few problems

Watch this rig scale this rock wall with few problems

In this video from Busted Knuckle, driver Brandon Dillion takes his off-road rig up Marc’s wall during Rockfest at the Great American Park in Auburn, Alabama.

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Off-roader escapes dangerous situation after rig flips onto a tree

Off-roader escapes dangerous situation after rig flips onto a tree

An off-roader does a black flip and ends up on a tree. The YouTube description said the driver was ok and he was able to get out of the rig pretty easily.

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