Slow Moving Pickup Has Mother Of All Close Calls With Semi Truck

If you’re going to blindly pull out ahead of an incoming semi, the least you can do is move your behind along, rather than just crawl forward like you’re waiting your turn at a drive through.

Whoever was driving that pickup, on the other hand, saw fit to proceed as if they had all the time in the world, which is just mind boggling seen as how the weather seemed fine and visibility perfect. All they had to do was to look left.

Then again, there’s no way of knowing if the driver did or didn’t actually see the semi. Maybe they thought they had enough time to make it – but, in reality, they didn’t.

If the two vehicles had collided, it would have been very bad for the much smaller and lighter pickup. As for the semi, it looks like the driver had no time to react and, had he been going a little faster, an accident would have been unavoidable.

In the end, the fact that this wasn’t a major collision but a very close call is more about luck than it is about anything else. The pickup driver showed a remarkable lack of awareness, the type that usually ends in a serious accident. Hopefully next time they’ll look both ways before mindlessly driving forward and putting lives at risk.

  • Brent Morrison

    This is news? How about the Nissan GT-R by italDesign…

  • ChrisInIL

    It took place in Mercier, QC.

    How many Hyundai/FCA stories do you need? They’d all pretty much be based on (poor) speculation anyway.

  • pcurve

    Wow, I missed the HMC and FCA news. Wouldn’t be a bad thing… if they sort of follow the Volvo and Land Rover model.

  • Brent Morrison

    My bad, I guess the story got buried thanks to these stupid viral vids. You demonstrated my point perfectly.

    • salamOOn

      I dont think so…. there are 2 viral video news between those two articles… so its buried thanks to normal articles. And dont get me wrong, i dont like this type of news either.

  • Vassilis

    I hate it when people pull out late and don’t at least accelerate immediately in order to not cut off the coming car.

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