[VIDEO] Horizontal Directional Drilling Goes Off Course and Into Innocent SUV

Directional boring, or horizontal directional drilling, is a common method for installing underground pipe and conduits, among others.  Its main benefit is that it minimally disturbs the areas around where your pipe or cable needs to be installed.  Instead of cutting concrete, asphalt, or ripping up landscaping, the boring machine digs a tunnel underground and the installing material slides in after it’s complete. 

That’s what it’s SUPPOSED to do anyway.  In a recent video posted to Facebook, you’ll see what happens when directional boring goes wrong.  Apparently no one was spotting the end of the drill and it broke through ground to daylight and attempted to drill its way through an unsuspecting SUV. Not a great day for the drilling company or the owner of the SUV.