Loose Lorry Tire Causes Crash On US Highway

NewsflarePublished: August 30, 2017Updated: October 2, 2017646,021 viewsVirality: 4%
Published: August 30, 2017Updated: October 2, 2017

A dramatic dashcam video has emerged of a lorry losing a tyre on a highway in the US causing a crash. The footage, shot on April 26 on I-75 north bound near Clarksville Georgia, shows the loose tyre rolling across the road without hitting any vehicle. However the driver in front of the filmer's car braked suddenly without leaving time to the filmer to avoid her vehicle. "The truck on the right in the lead has a set of smoking tires. As we where getting closer we noticed that there were parts falling off the tires and the smoke was getting more intense," the filmer wrote online. "We moved to the left lane and tried to stay back from the semi.

As we get closer to the semi the set of wheels come off the trailer and travels across the freeway.&quot "After the tires go past the lady in front decided it was a good time to stop in the middle of the freeway," he added. "We where banged up a little and my dog was scared. The car , Toyota Prius V was totaled."

Reckless drivers are everywhere, let's face it. And driving isn't the easiest job in the world, particularly if you make a living out of it. This being said, we have a really scary situation here in this video, as a truck driver on a highway loses tire, as the driver that captured this with dashcam behind him manages to continue, only to hit the car right in front of it, because it stopped for no apparent reason! As the tire bounced away, the first driver probably got scared and hit on the brakes, causing the car behind him to have no other choice but to hit it.

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    • 4 rumbles
      Jenny · 10 weeks ago

      I disagree with your interpretation of what happened. If the car with the dash cam had been paying attention, she would've been able to stop in time or at least swerve to avoid hitting the car that stopped.

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        Ka5man · 9 weeks ago

        Both at fault,actually,as stopping in travel lanes on Intertstae Highway is a chargeable offense.Most likely the truck driver will also be cited for faulty equipment.

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          Bartholomew · 9 weeks ago

          Stopping when there's no cause I suppose, but we can't see what the driver of the stopped car is seeing. It's obviously an emergency situation. The driver of the car with the dash cam is most definitely at fault, though. 99/100 times, you rear-end someone, you're the one who will get charged (and for good reason).

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        GeraldB · 3 weeks ago

        Here in the US too many drivers have this "Slam on brake in every situation and stop" mentallity. Drivers in the US need about 300 hrs of further driving instruction a certified, licensed instructor before getting their license. Instead of stopping in the middle of the highway, why not slow down then speed up after the danger has passed?

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      Ryansdad16 · 9 weeks ago

      In Texas rear end impact is always the hitters fault. Should the ass hat in the challenger have stopped? No. Should the case with the camera been able to miss collision? Easily if they weren't paying attention to everything on the road but the cast in front of them.

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      WesTexan · 9 weeks ago

      There is absolutely no reason the following car should have hit the car slowing for the tire. That driver was asleep at the wheel! If I were following, as soon as that tire came off, I would be slowing and pulling over to the right. This is simply negligence on the part of the following driver.

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      jimtrahan9 · 9 weeks ago

      The driver of the car with the dashcam had PLENTY of time to stop, and avoid a collision, if they had been paying attention.

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      davessworks · 6 weeks ago

      Bullshit. The accident was caused by the inattentiveness of the driver who rear-ended the car that slowed down.

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      davessworks · 6 weeks ago

      She knew she was in the wrong. Look at the after the fact statement made by the driver: "the driver in front of the filmer's car braked suddenly without leaving time to the filmer to avoid her vehicle. The truck on the right in the lead has a set of smoking tires. As we where getting closer we noticed that there were parts falling off the tires and the smoke was getting more intense. We moved to the left lane and tried to stay back from the semi. " There was ample time to avoid the collision. She could easily have changed lanes. Pathetic.

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      Daniel · 5 weeks ago

      After a semi lost an entire set of duals when motorists had a dashboard camera rolling when they had to make split second decisions when the motorist in front braked suddenly to avoid being hit by the rouge tires had been the victim of a rear-end collision.

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      BigRedJonson · 3 weeks ago

      If you rear-end another vehicle you are 100% at fault. It's the law. You must allow yourself enough distance to stop, even at highway speeds and even in an emergency.

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      Glett · 3 days ago

      Does not matter if the car in front stopped suddenly. The drive of the car following was not paying attention. The law will side with the driver in the front car because when you rear end someone it's automatically your fault. Guy in the car behind should have been paying attention.