Dash Cam Records Head-On Collision After Loose Tire Flies Across I-75

NewsflarePublished: August 30, 2017Updated: October 2, 2017853,191 views
Published: August 30, 2017Updated: October 2, 2017

A dramatic dashcam video has emerged of a lorry losing a tire 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 tire 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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    • 11 rumbles
      Jenny · 37 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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          Bartholomew · 37 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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            bohuggabee · 13 weeks ago

            and if that person hit his brakes, and the person behind hit his brakes, eventually the reaction time becomes zero and the initiate of the braking would be the cause of the final outcome, changing lanes especially after braking would result in the same chain of events... you can't get a line of cars to go when a light turns green, you really think stopping on the interstate won't cause an accident no matter what? next time you are behind 4 or 5 cars at a red light, and it turns green, count how long it takes for you to get to go after the initial car up front starts moving foreward. its usually 1 to 2 seconds per car, this equates to braking time as well. the driver of the cam assumed the car in front would continue on again, and the loss of a tire while severe is no reason to just stop completely. while the driver could refer to a fear of traveling along side an unstable semi, not pulling over to the side of the road should have been his maneuver and thus the braking vehicle is the car at fault...

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          Glett · 12 weeks ago

          I disagree. In virtually every rear end collision scenario the driver behind the car that is hit is found at fault every time. Because you can see what's in front of you, you are expected to pay attention to what's there and maintain control of your vehicle. They were too busy watching the tire than what was in front of them. Their fault.

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        GeraldB · 30 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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          2110 · 20 weeks ago

          I agree

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      Ryansdad16 · 37 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 · 37 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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        bohuggabee · 13 weeks ago

        there is no reason a car traveling on the highway should stop completely without pulling over to the shoulder first...

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      jimtrahan9 · 36 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 · 34 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 · 34 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 · 33 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 · 30 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 · 28 weeks 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.

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      Tanzer26 · 20 weeks ago

      The car in front did NOT stop suddenly. The driver saw what was happening and slowed. You can see there was plenty of room behind when the brake lights came on. Had it not slowed, it probably would have hit the wheels that passed in front. And you can't see what may have left on the highway in front. The driver behind was paying too much attention to the truck (and you will probably find yourself doing it too, the first time you watch). But watch again and pay attention to the car in front.

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        bohuggabee · 13 weeks ago

        after the tire passed, why was the car still braking heavily? it should have been pulling over to the shoulder if it wanted to stop, its not the following cars responsibility to assume a driver is going to stop after a threat has passed...if you see a goose on the road do you stop entirely after it has passed? if a deer crosses, do you stop entirely after it has passed? why would you for a tire? if you stop on the interstate, you pull to the shoulder. cars behind threats always continue at same rate of speed. coupling this with reaction times, you'd have a loss of distance per braking car per car and eventually results in an accident no matter what...if the car in with the camera was not paying attention, its because of an anomaly that happened, but expecting every one to have complete awareness of their surroundings is like charging a minor league baseball player for not being good enough for the majors...if you judge their misjudgement of braking to instantly slam on their brakes on the interstate would the following car be at blame as well? the difference in reaction times are no causality of a crime but the initiate of this would be at fault. the misjudgement to not pull off the highway was the main cause and the initial crime broken that resulted in another crime happening. crime by association of another's crime... the braking car is at fault. the truck driver can't control a faulty or defected tire.

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      top69cat69 · 20 weeks ago

      seems my post disappeared I had said the link to this video was misleading it said "Dash Cam Records Head-On Collision After"and that was not a head on collision

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      Romart · 20 weeks ago

      The truck tyre didn't cause the accident, the inability of the drivers to focus on driving did, just like when people rubber neck at accidents.

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      2110 · 20 weeks ago

      That dumb-ass had no business stopping in the middle of the inner state like that

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        bohuggabee · 13 weeks ago

        right? you have to get on the shoulder if you want to stop. i blame the car that kept braking for no reason other than fear of situation that could have been prevented by passing the semi to begin with...

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      bohuggabee · 13 weeks ago

      why would you slam on your brakes on the interstate? i can see hitting your brakes to avoid the tire, but after the tire passed why was this person still stopping?

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      tromba99 · 6 weeks ago

      There was a little over 6 seconds between the car in front hitting their brakes and the following car colliding with it. I see no evidence that the following car hit their brakes at all. 6 seconds is plenty of time at normal highway speed to react if you are paying attention.

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      jaydog78 · 6 days ago

      WHy did that idiot stop in the middle of the highway to look at the tire ughhh...

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      DaveK · 5 days ago

      Opinion; That person in the Charger, Illegally stopped(Unnecessary stop),as the Tires weren't even close.. This is also the reason you don't take your eye's of the roadway, because of dummies like this one..