Rider Has Very Close Call With Truck After Getting Hit From Behind

Despite being hit from behind, this motorcycle rider in Australia can consider himself extremely fortunate to have avoided a second, and much more serious, impact with that incoming box truck.

This is actually a ridiculous set of events, as it all happened at a very low speed, when the biker braked and the dashcam car just run into him.

If it wasn’t for the video description letting us know what happened in the aftermath of the accident, we would assume that the biker would have exchanged some harsh words with the car’s driver.

Surprisingly, the driver and the rider actually shared a laugh when everything was said and done: “I was the rider, Berington drive and Semple St. The driver was a good help & kind, we made some jokes at the end. Insurance is covering it all.”

That’s probably because a. the rider wasn’t hurt, and b. he missed being hit by that box truck by mere inches. Clearly, apart from luck, this is due to the driver of that truck reacting quickly and steering clear.

It’s great to have a sense of humor about things, though we’re not sure we’d laugh about it if we were in that biker’s position. As for why he came to a complete stop before getting hit, it was probably to give way to that oncoming box truck. The cammer was obviously caught off-guard, but it’s a good thing the rider was fully geared up; and, after all, all is well that ends well.

  • Krisnadi Imam

    why the bike is stopping for no reason i know thats wrong, especially on a turn like this… but how the car cannot realize the bike was stopping and continues to plow on? are they drunk? or just being australian?

    • (⌐■_■)

      this happens more than you know. people just assume the car in front of them are gone and keep their eyes on the merging traffic while moving the car forward. I actually hit 2 cars like this before… (so kinda glad there’s auto braking in new cars now.. haha)

      • rodriguez256

        I’ve actually done this as well during a U turn. I expected the car in front of me was already driving off and hit them from behind. Thankfully there wasn’t any damage to either car.

      • Krisnadi Imam

        for me though, i always try to resist the instict to check to the left because of this sudden stoppage often happen at my place. i kinda risk being swiped from the left rather than hitting the car in front. could be just me tho.

    • LeStori

      Who knows. Probably learnt to drive in India.

  • Knotmyrealname

    He who hesitates is rammed from behind…

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