Here an eerie video, it’s hard to see what is going on but the subtitles tell the tale as it unfolds. This is a typical incident on our roads, which sums up what the road experience is like for many truckies.
- The car driver causes a near catastrophe
- The skill levels of the truck driver mean no-one gets hurt and nothing is severely damaged
- A fatality is avoided
- The car driver does a runner, neither caring for, or interested in, what happened to the truckie and his road train
Welcome to the world of trucks!
Here’s an example from the US where car, truck and ute don’t come off quite as unscathed.
Here’s a compilation of just a few of the ways car drivers try and kill themselves and truckies on a day-to-day basis.