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This is Not Something You Want to See in Front of You on a Highway….

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We know what some of you may be thinking; "Ah, another crazy day in Russia". Well, if you are, you're wrong, because this dashcam footage was filmed on a highway in Las Vegas.

And while it was an extremely close call, the kind where if one minor detail would have been different, the person driving the vehicle would have been either seriously hurt or even killed, the retired police officer and former race car driver and airline pilot (among other things), who we come to know under his YouTube alias Sidewinder, lived to tell the tale.

In his own words from the YouTube account, this is how it went down:

"Going along I-15 in Las Vegas when the traffic came upon a Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) portable sign truck that has stopped in the middle of the left lane. Traffic is moving 65-70 MPH and starts locking it down."

"I'd just cleared a semi truck to my right and could see the traffic coming to a halt. I didn't have enough room to get back into the lane to my right so I started braking and watchin my rear. Could see the truck come along side to my right and suddenly he locked up the brakes and swerved left cutting right in front of me as his trailer tried to jack-knife. By this time we are down to about 50 MPH and he didn't miss my front end more than two feet if that much. Now I was worried about the trailer as I could not see it. Suddenly the trailer appeared and the back set of wheels appeared to jump up and across my right fender."

On his personal blog, Sidewinder wrote: "Luck, ... without question. Divine intervention ... I'd like to think I'm a favored son." So true…


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9 Comments:

dumblikeyou2 said... »January 17, 2013

What happens in Vegas?

donald seymour said... »January 17, 2013

Thats not the scary part. The guy in the car is so calm. interesting.

Ján Masár said... »January 17, 2013

Go home Optimus ! You´re drunk :D

Polymel said... »January 17, 2013

The guy is calm because he is smart and knows a thing or two. Check out the YouTube comments.

Akash Gura Goredo said... »January 18, 2013

The other pick-up (on the right, two lanes away) was not that lucky...

aaronbbrown said... »January 18, 2013

Classic jackknife. I've only seen this happen one time in real life, scary.

Ezequiel Carrera said... »January 18, 2013

oh, a red Pontiac Solstice

Finica Serban Gabriel said... »January 20, 2013

how dangerous..!

Nelson Auto News said... »January 21, 2013

What happened with people on little Toyota pickup?

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