Monster trucks are totally awesome. Sorry haters. I can't even put it into some sort of snappy, blog acceptable prose why. I just know that deep down inside, something about giant metal machines jumping ramps and crushing junk cars please me. Very much so.
Unfortunately, like most pleasure, there's an inherit amount of danger involved, and in the past week's there's been two cases of monster truck related death. George Eisenhart Jr, the president of Image Promotions, which puts on the Monster Truck Nationals, was hit by a truck and died last Saturday. On January 16th a spectator at a Monster Jam show was killed in a freak accident when debris from an accident shot into the crowd.
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An unfortunate rash of accidents, especially for the promoters putting on the Monster Jam show this weekend at Dolphins Stadium (read all about it in our Night & Day section!). Despite these unrelated accidents, watching monster trucks remains a relatively safe pursuit. Just don't try it at home.