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Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

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  • The footage shows the truck catch up to the car before trying to change lanes
  • It was shared to the Dash Cam Owners Facebook page
  • It’s divided Facebook users but many are condemning the truck driver for fault
  • Incident occurred on the Geelong Ring Road at 10am last Saturday in the rain

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This is the terrifying moment an overtaking truck rams into a car caught in its blind spot before dragging it along a wet highway for over 100 metres.

Dashcam vision of the nail-biting collision – which took place in Geelong, Victoria, last Saturday – was uploaded to Facebook[2] and quickly divided viewers’ opinion.

The clip begins with the truck driving down the right lane of Geelong Ring Road.

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A video shared to social media shows the terrifying moment a car and truck collide on a soaking wet highway before the car is dragged for 100 metres

As the truck drives along the right lane, it attempts to change to the left – but a small white car ends up in its blind spot.

When the truck driver indicates to change lanes, it becomes clear the white car has no idea of the imminent collision – making no effort to speed up or slow down.

As the truck begins to switch lanes it clips the back right side of the small white car, flipping it around and leaving it wedged horizontally in the way of the truck.

Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

As the truck begins to switch lanes it catches the back right side of the small white car, flipping it in a around

The truck’s brake lights come on almost immediately as the driver realises what is happening, but due to the road conditions the truck does not come to a complete stop for some time.

The car is pushed along the highway the entire time.

The driver with the dash cam follows the truck and car until the truck is finally able to come to a complete stop.

Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

The car was pushed along the highway for more than one hundred metres before the truck comes to a full stop

The video has divided opinion on the Facebook page with some defending the truck. Others saw things differently, placing the blame squarely on the truck driver.

‘Can’t wait to see the truckles (sic) blame the blind spot on this one. Lets not even mention hogging the right lane!!!’ one user wrote.

‘As a truck driver I’d be the first to stick up for them.

But here it’s clear the B-Double is 100% at fault! Although the car is in his blind spot he would’ve seen that car come up past him at some point,’ another added.

Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

The incident divided opinion online however some truck drivers spoke out against the truck driver in the video

Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

Others observed the video and thought it worrying if the truck driver didn’t know the car was there after driving up beside it before turning

While others used what the video to question how the truck driver didn’t see the car before it moved up beside it.

‘The truck caught up with the car. If he didn’t know the car was there why was he in the right hand lane?

Dangerous driving by the truck driver,’ another user wrote.

A number of other drivers stopped at the scene.

Dumb motorist or reckless truck driver? Terrifying moment B-Double overtakes on a wet highway before hitting a car and dragging it along the road for 100m

A number of truck incidents have occurred in recent times leading some people to premeditate responses to the footage

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Facebook (www.dailymail.co.uk)



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