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In the Blink of an Eye. Lucky Truck Driver

Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:26 am

Applying the best driving skills available may not prevent you from being involved in a collision or preserve your life.

Thankfully the outcome of this high speed crash caught on a dash cam and uploaded to YouTube was favorable to the innocent driver, whose life could have ended in the blink of an eye.

This video depicts a tractor trailer suddenly braking as the driver swerves right to avoid a slow or stopped vehicle. When the driver realizes he can't avoid the imminent collision by going right, he recklessly swerves left, crossing the centerline tagging the subject of the video head on.

You will never see anything like this again in your life. This clip demonstrates as proven time and time again, you have little time to plan for a collision.

With over 2 million miles (accident free) worth of crashes I have witnessed or come up on, in addition to almost 20 active years with the volunteer fire department, I have observed the majority of accident victims were better off strapped in than being ejected. Lucky guy was obviously not belted in and in my opinion, very, very lucky as ejections seldom have favorable end results.

My advice is to stay back and see it all. Always leave yourself an out. This will increase that tiny window of opportunity to react if something ahead goes wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBwUwM5 ... ata_player

Re: In the Blink of an Eye. Lucky Truck Driver

Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:25 pm

Looks like as he was walking away he was scratching his head as if to say "What the heck happened?"

Re: In the Blink of an Eye. Lucky Truck Driver

Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:49 pm

Talk about LUCKY.
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