A terrifying video of a car almost crashing into a loaded truck, which toppled over while negotiating a high-speed turn, has emerged online. As the attentive car driver saw the truck's load shift to one side as it moved off the ramp taking an angular route to the highway, he started slowing down his vehicle just in time to avoid what would have been a near-certain collision with the truck. The incident occurred in the US state of Alabama on May 10 and it was recorded by the dashcam in the car, which showed the car driver's point of view.
The video shows the car moving along its lane on a highway and a truck loaded with scrap metal coming off the ramp towards the main highway some distance away from it. Both the vehicles, it appeared, were moving to be at the same point at the same time on the highway, when the lorry tied to the truck's rear toppled due to the momentum built by the shifting weight of the load on it..
Probably fearing the worst, the car driver had already started slowing down his car and managed to stop it just behind the toppled truck and the fallen scrap metals. The car driver then drove his vehicle backwards to move it a few metres away from the truck, the video showed. He said had he delayed slowing down his vehicle even by one second “it (the truck) would have been on the top of me”.
Uploaded on May 11, the video has got more than 3,200 views so far on YouTube.
“Karma got you bruh. It's very likely those metal parts would have fallen onto someone's windshield and injured them. Quit taking shortcuts and properly secure your load before moving and slow down,” said a YouTuber, Abay Mine.Click for more trending news