Ever wonder what happens when a truck slams into a steel pipe and concrete barrier at 50 mph?
The folks at the Texas A & M Transportation Institute show exactly that in this recent video.
This is a test of a new barrier system meant to protect U.S. embassies and other facilities around the world from terrorist attacks. It shows what happens when a 15,000-lb. truck crashes into a protective barrier at 50 mph.
The 42-inch-tall, 15-foot-long pipe barrier is made of steel and concrete and is anchored in a concrete foundation 18 inches thick.