Semi Truck Fails To Notice Car While Changing Lanes, Accident Ensues

Blind spot or not, incidents such as this one can easily be avoided as long as you check your mirrors thoroughly while keeping track of the cars in your vicinity.

This crash occurred in Brisbane, Australia and probably left the driver of that 5-door Holden Astra quite bewildered as he suddenly found himself facing the wrong way.

The good news is this wasn’t a severe impact, although that doesn’t make it any less unacceptable. As for avoiding incidents such as these, the driver of the dashcam car stated the following in the video’s description: “I knew the truck had to keep left ahead, so I left space for him. Car was then in truck’s blind spot as truck changed lanes.”

While that probably makes for good defensive driving, one can’t really expect to constantly avoid driving on the left side of a truck, especially in Australia or other places where cars are RHD.


  • Jay

    The truck driver simply didn’t look, the small car could’ve been in a bit of a blind spot but still the knowledge that the car was around should’ve been in the drivers mind

    • John

      i’m surprised most truck are not equiped with blind spot warning system or blind spot camera (Honda is the only one that has this right now?) when even the smallest car like mini cooper has one.

  • Paul

    That didn;t look fun at all. The stuupid truck driver should have checked to see if it was clear to get over.

  • Ray Filetti

    We Aussies are closer to the Russians than we thought.

  • thunder bolt

    That’s what you get for pacing next to a big rig, Even pacing along side another car is a no-no. Pass it as soon as possible, or stay behind. Unless it’s a traffic jam, then you can ride side by side.

    • Marty

      Isn’t the truck who is pacing in the passing lane? (If there even is such a thing in a built up area when the speed limit is 60 km/h.)

    • diesel_vdub

      The car is in the correct lane. The truck is in what would be considered the passing lane. The truck driver is 100% at fault here.

  • It is difficult to be a proper professional driver…!!!

  • Knotmyrealname

    Truck drivers in Oz are completely out of control. Sprayed all over the roads like a mad dog’s breakfast.

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