Driver Shows Amazing Skills And Avoids Two Close Calls

ViralHogPublished: October 25, 20162,891,272 views
Published: October 25, 2016

This footage occurred on October 21, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Info from Licensor: "This is probably one of the scariest incidents I've had on the road. Because of the wide angle lens on my dash cam, everything looks farther away than it actually is. The car jumped in front of me with not more than 12 feet clearance then slammed on the brakes, couldn't jump to the left because of another truck passing me. It was either slam on the brakes or nail the car."

This video is yet another sad example of reckless driving and its dangerous consequences. Most of the times, drivers' poor maneuvering skills are the direct cause of an accident, along with speeding.

Road safety and responsible driving are of the utmost importance and by watching this video, you can clearly see why. Always drive safe and remember that you're not the only participant in traffic, and everyone is jeopardized when you take thoughtless actions.

In case you are wondering what might have happened had the semi driver decided not to break, check out this video of an incredibly similar incident. An SUV pulls out in front of the semi, changes lanes with it and then decides to slow down right in front of the massive vehicle. The driver might have thought it would be funny to show the semi driver the finger, so the semi gave him a “pat" on the rear bumper.

The conclusion? Never brake check a semi!

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41 comments

  • 5 rumbles
    ikillbugs · 1 year ago

    "... It was either slam on the brakes or nail the car." I would have nailed the car.

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      JeffP · 1 year ago

      Yeah, it's easy to say that from a desk chair. If you had any idea how much more crap commercial drivers go through after an accident, you'd keep ignorant comments like that where they belong, in your otherwise empty skull.

      • 1 rumble
        ikillbugs · 1 year ago

        I'm not a professional driver myself but I have several friends who are, and I do know the treachery of the life of a truck driver. I also know the consequences of jerking the wheel of a truck or even a 4 wheeler at highway speeds. It ain't pretty (as demonstrated in the video). I'm sorry, but I have conditioned myself to remain firm, straight and steady in an emergency like this. Not saying the trucker made a bad decision, but had he maintained a straight line while standing on those brakes, I would not have put any fault on him for that either. Either way, somebody was likely to get hurt. An evasive maneuver like that in that truck was going to end up in a crash regardless. And my skull is not empty. It's full of crayons. Purple ones and green ones.

        • 3 rumbles
          ikillbugs · 1 year ago

          And since it had been a week since I viewed the video, my crayon-filled head needed to be refreshed. Viewing the video again just now I see that he did stand on the brakes and not jerk the wheel. Still. The internet is filled with forums where people can make snide, crass, armchair remarks, and I made one without apology. You, in turn, made your own; assuming my colorful cranium was empty. Shame on you. #CrayonFilledHeadsMatter

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          halfpony · 35 weeks ago

          My bad I replied before I read your apology. I apologize to you also ikillbugs.

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        Denisegardens · 1 year ago

        Maximum breaking requires firm pressure being applied to the pedal.

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        halfpony · 35 weeks ago

        Aren't you just the ignorant little prick yourself. Dashcam ya chump. It's just everyone's instinct to slam on the breaks and try to swerve out of the way of hitting someone. With the dashcam as the witness the asshole in the car that got flattened would have been held responsible. The only thing that belongs in your skull is someone's dick. Know how the world works before jumping on someone's ass. The truck driver had every right to just slam your car into the ditch. Think about the other truck that went into the ditch and the driver of the other truck as well. It's a good thing he was an experienced driver and knew not to oversteer while in the grass going that fast.

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        rjgow · 32 weeks ago

        I spent many years over a couple of decades driving big rigs over a couple of million miles without a chargeable accident pulling everything from agricultural products (including hay), to flatbeds to dry boxes to reefers to tankers, so I have seen just about everything imaginable and hundreds of crashes, including many incidents like this when 4-wheelers would do things in front of big rigs that they would probably never think about doing in front of another 4-wheeler. Yes, you had two options; slam on the brakes or hit the car. From the video, your decision to lock up the brakes was obviously not the correct one; it is only by luck that it didn’t turn out much worse. :-(

    • 0 rumbles
      Denisegardens · 1 year ago

      It is complete obvious there is a truck and car involved in this accident. I don't know why you feel the need to quote it.

      • 1 rumble
        darknova · 1 year ago

        Because his comment is directly related to what was in the paragraph beneath the video that itself was a quote from someone else. Since he was referencing something that was not his own words, you use quotes. Is there anything else related to English grammar I can help you with?

        • 1 rumble
          Denisegardens · 46 weeks ago

          Darknova, you should avoid using passive verbs, when offering help with English grammar.

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    Mdittmar · 1 year ago

    Nail the car. I understand the instinct to try to save them from themselves but what are you hauling? What if it spills? What about everyone else on that road at that time? Or in the area? You have to keep your rig wheels down driver, if you can. If you tip, or jackknife... again what were you hauling? I hauled a load for the navy once that in the hazmat book had emergency response evacuating a 3/4 mile circle around the truck in the event of an incident. It sucks I know, but you can't break for squirrels

    • 1 rumble
      SemiCrazy · 1 year ago

      Based on the way the truck reacted to the heavy brake application it was either empty or very lightly loaded. Anyone actually hauling hazmat should have enough experience to back out of it the second they saw the car's turn signal just before an exit ramp. It was pretty obvious what was about to happen several seconds before the driver reacted.

    • 1 rumble
      Denisegardens · 1 year ago

      I agree. Squirrels are no joke. More deaths occur anally each year from squirrels in the wrong place at the wrong time.

      • 1 rumble
        ErikClaudin · 44 weeks ago

        OMG - what do you people do "More deaths occur anally each year from squirrels in the wrong place at the wrong time"

  • 0 rumbles
    CaptDax · 1 year ago

    Allway ,,Weels Straght when Hard Breaking..Driver pulled the the Left when Breaks were Locked...He was Lucky.. I Drove Rigs for Years..

    • 1 rumble
      Denisegardens · 1 year ago

      Pulling to the left requires turning the wheel counter clockwise.

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    joeshmoow · 1 year ago

    I have 27 years as a class B ( was class 2 when I started) and I would have braked and used that sedan as a plow, they put themselves in that spot and there should be consequences .

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    Pennywise23 · 1 year ago

    Holy crap!!!! Great save by the bull rack!!!

  • 2 rumbles
    SemiCrazy · 1 year ago

    There's no excuse for the idiot in the car. If anyone had gotten hurt of killed it would have been the driver in the car's fault. But the truck driver should have at the very least backed off the throttle the instant that car to his left turned on a right hand turn signal just before an exit ramp. It was pretty clear what was about to happen before the car hit the brakes and then the truck driver finally reacted. That precious half-second or second in between is often the difference between life and death.

    • 1 rumble
      SemiCrazy · 1 year ago

      The car's turn signal is first visible at 3 seconds into the video, and may well have been on before then. The truck driver doesn't back off the throttle until 7 seconds into the video. That four seconds in between could have been put to much better use and prevented the loss of control that resulted from the emergency air application. Is it fair that cars can do that to much heavier trucks? No, it isn't. But life isn't fair. When an idiot in a car puts themselves in a position where they might do such, the truck driver has to assume that they will, and immediately begin to react before it reaches the point where the idiot actually does stop right in front of you.

    • 1 rumble
      Denisegardens · 1 year ago

      A truck and a car are two different things. Even though they both use a rolling technology

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        SemiCrazy · 1 year ago

        Which is exactly why the truck driver should have reacted a LOT earlier than he did.

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          GTARocks · 1 year ago

          Unbelievable, You think he can assume what every driver on the road will do. Knowing he is close to the truck, surely the truck driver will think he wont try to get ran over. The truck driver probably was ready for it with his foot next to the brake or on it. You cant tell all with the video.

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    Rusty42 · 1 year ago

    Maximum breaking nearly took out two big rigs and was completely unnecessary. The dash cam would have proven who was at fault and settled any law suits the car driver would have filed. And yes I was a big rig driver in the military and over the road...

    • 2 rumbles
      Denisegardens · 1 year ago

      Maximum breaking should stop the truck at some point.

  • 1 rumble
    Denisegardens · 1 year ago

    Trucks are on the road with big wheels. Cars are on the road with small wheels.

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    GTARocks · 1 year ago

    You cannot find blame at all with this driver. Reflexes are the first thing you deal with in an accident. The truck driver has to decide to override his braking if he chooses to do so and what are the consequences then. The truck driver will have had his foot on the brake and may have been slowing down when he seen the car trying to cut him off. Next the driver of the car needs to be arrested and have his license removed. This impatience could have been better handled. The car driver simply could have waited for the truck to go passed. The incompetence and disregard for others on the road should cause this car driver to permanently lose his license. Truck driver did not fail to do what he could.

  • 0 rumbles
    ThiagoCMC · 51 weeks ago

    Humans must be banned from driving. Only robots can do it, globally.

  • 2 rumbles
    kdheath · 49 weeks ago

    Am I the only one giving props to that other driver that was run OFF the road and remained vertical? LOL

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    FrankieIrish68 · 45 weeks ago

    They would have been picking that car out of my grill....end of story.

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    crigs · 42 weeks ago

    it is idiots like that car that deserver to get hit no matter who they "jump" in front of. while i do believe you should have just nailed him for it i applaud u for not and being able to control your rig in such a way as to avoid an accident all together.

    • 1 rumble
      BernieLomax · 42 weeks ago

      That other trucker deserves a thumbs up too for his huge save.

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    BernieLomax · 42 weeks ago

    The driver of the car did it intentionally. He got in front of the truck and braked hard, then made a beeline for the exit. Probably a "fuck you" to the trucker for some prior incident.

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      onefineseamstres · 30 weeks ago

      no, its I-295 south of richmond, in chesterfield county... the idiot in the car likely worked over at Amazon.... takes an idiot to work for that horrible company

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    Manthatyoufear · 32 weeks ago

    WOW bet that other trucker needed a new pair of shorts after that eeeee

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    tadchem371 · 29 weeks ago

    Looked to me like a "swoop and squat" that didn't quite come off.