Runaway Semi Hits Runaway Truck Ramp

Published May 3, 2019 177,018 Plays $102.46 earned

Rumble / Close CallsWhen you are in your car, you need to realize that you are as protected as you can be and that you are doing all that you can to abstain from getting into accidents. Here and there, this is simply unavoidable, and it happens to the majority of us at some time. However, there are likewise a ton of disasters that could really be prevented if individuals were doing the things they should do when they are in the driver’s seat.

New video from Colorado reveals what happens when an out-of-control semi uses one of the runaway truck ramps positioned alongside mountain highways.

Info from Licensor: “Friday, April 26, 2019, Jesse Terrell was driving westbound on I-70 towards Silverthorne. He saw smoke coming from this semi and knew its brakes were burning up. Due to the fact that between 24-36 hours before a similar occurrence had happened going eastbound on I-70, Jesse picked up his phone to make the recording. Traffic was moving along at a clip of 60-65 mph on a steep grade.

The truck had already passed the first of two runaway ramps. The smoke began to lessen, which told Jesse that they had just given out. ‘I could see clearly that his right signal was on and the second of two runaway truck ramps was just ahead. I muttered to myself,

“I really hope the driver takes this ramp.” I noticed as well that once the brakes had given out, the speed of the semi increased significantly. I am incredibly thankful that this trucker had the wherewithal to utilize a runaway ramp for its intended purpose as this saved lives, unlike the tragic events from the day before where lives were lost.

I hope this video can be utilized by trucking companies everywhere to show the value of keeping a cool head and using the tools given for everyone’s safety.’ “This video occurred on April 26, 2019, Silverthorne, Colorado, USA.

They still don’t know the identity of the driver; however, the state police stated that the driver did not do anything wrong and it’s expected of them to use the ramps when they are in trouble. This video that Jesse Terrell took has been viewed over 2.7 million times.

The roads sometimes can be a dangerous place, and somebody gets hurt, and that’s why it is always essential always to be extra careful when you are driving.

6 COMMENTS

  • MustGoFishin, 23 weeks ago

    Wow great save!

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  • mnn, 23 weeks ago

    Dang!

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  • Robynm39, 23 weeks ago

    That was awesome but if he has no brakes what keeps the truck up on the ramp? Doesn't it roll back down?

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  • abdo5171, 23 weeks ago

    Wow

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  • DavidMcNab, 23 weeks ago

    Great driving on this trucker's part.

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