Head-On Collision With Car Causes Semi Truck To Burst Into Flames

This has to be one of the scariest and most unfortunate accidents we’ve seen lately – and we’ve seen a lot…

It all started when a runaway wheel rolled in front of a silver sedan traveling just ahead of the dashcam vehicle, causing the former to lose control and head towards oncoming traffic and directly into the path of that red semi truck.

The crash took place a couple of weeks ago in Voronezh, Russia, and according to the video’s description, the driver of the sedan, a 47-year old resident of the Voronezh region, had to be taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. Judging by how harsh that impact was, we can only hope that the injuries weren’t fatal.

As for the red semi, we reckon that the reason it burst into flames was the fact that after its left front wheel collapsed, one of the fuel tanks slid across the tarmac and probably ruptured, resulting in a fire.

About a minute into the video, we can see the driver of the semi jump out, seemingly OK. We’re actually surprised they waited that long, but it’s possible that they were either shaken up by the initial impact, or perhaps unaware of the extent of the fire.

Could something have been done to avoid all of this? From what we can see, probably not, especially once that stray wheel came flying in – the driver of the sedan would have needed superhuman reflexes in order to dodge it. It’s just a freak accident in which the driver of the sedan was unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place the wrong time.

 

  • Bash

    One would only think its a scene from some movie.

  • outbackandy

    It looks like a wheel came off the semi truck before the red semi truck and hit the car that made it drive right into the red semi.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Yes. But to me it seemed like the car speared into the fuel tank of the semi, not the front.

      • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

        or it could be the barriers

        • danno

          Yes, the guard rails punctured the fuel tanks of the truck and then it caught on fire.

      • Jay

        I think it hit the front as you see the bumper and axle broken on the semi. Since it was pushed towards the barrier with the broken axel they couldn’t bring it back to the road and it looks like the barrier caused it to burst into flames.

        • Knotmyrealname

          On yet another painful viewing, yes, I think you’re right. Even looks like maybe the axle got pushed back into the tanks. Shocking all the same. Hope the guy made it through OK.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Horrible when you see things like that and how disaster can happen in the blink of an eye.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    as usual…sittin there..not doing anythung…id be running to the scene to help. wtf is wring with ppl

    • Six_Tymes

      thinking the same. many people are assholes

      • Jay

        They were scared of the burning truck not everyone are fearless firefighters.

    • Jay

      My assumption would be that they were scared of the big burning truck, not everyone are fearless firefighters you know.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        There are three types of people in this respect (i am not judging them as this is really something related to our primitive animal side)
        1) Those who help, instintively.
        2) Those who lack total empathy. They pass by and don’t care (normally they have sociopath or psychopath traits, hidden or manifested)
        3) Those who are born cowards. There is nothing wrong in it. It’s just stronger than them.

        • Jay

          4) (doesn’t apply to this situation) Those who pass by and don’t want to get involved because they could get caught in it too.

          • Wandering_Spirit

            It falls in group 3. Fear to get caught in whatever it is. They’d let the man burn.

        • ace_9

          That’s a nice analysis. Are you really assigning people to these three categories? Heroes, psychopaths and cowards? Doesn’t it seem to be a little bit narrow, especially considering the situation? I probably know how you mean it, but it really is far more complicated. Even good people might not be capable of helping in these situations.

          • Wandering_Spirit

            I knew it would cause some unpleasant comments. But think of it. If you fall in group one, even if you know there isn’t much to do (in this case if you look carefully fire is not so bad at the beginning so rushing and helping for 10 or 20 seconds would be possible maybe but that’s not the point now), one falling in group one instinctively tries to get as close as it’s safe to. Then maybe he’ll give up realizing is too late.
            One in g2 will just pass by, most probably unbothered.
            One in g3. Will camp nearby or run away in shock or scared to death. His mind or brain chemistry making it impossible to act.

            To be clear this doesn’t mean all people fall into one of those groups all the time. Just that there are 3 basic primal behaviours, or course of action

          • ace_9

            Ok, if you put it more in a context of primal behaviour, then I agree. But I would also point out, that in many cases people behave also according to their thinking, not just following the instincts. For example, the parents might be hesitant to run towards a burning truck, even if they would be otherwise capable of helping. Just to protect their children from being potentially left alone. Some might even rationally realise that they simply cannot really help and the most logical think would be to just call an ambulance and do nothing. Of course, I’m not saying that was the case in the video. Only giving some examples, where the actions might not represent your categorisation.

          • Wandering_Spirit

            Despite being sarcastic or provoking at times i never hate anyone in general. So i would never come up with generic categorizations of humans, knowing only so well that it is impossible, also because we all are different things at different times and places. Take it as a very generic outlook on behavioral science and a bit of psychology.

    • Bob White

      This is Russia. People don’t give a F&?%.

    • ace_9

      Sure you will 🙂 Unless you are experiencing these kind of situations regularly, you would probably be the same as the rest of the people. Especially since you have so big mouth 😀 That usually shows that you don’t really know how bad these situations can be.

    • #QAnon

      your spelling. that’s whats wrong with people.

  • exeptor

    Everyone seems to focus on the burning truck when the really scary stuff happened to the car – first the massive tire hit and then the 25% colisiotto to the truck. The driver might be dead.

    • ace_9

      Well, he probably is dead or there is not much to do… I’m sure most of the people (including myself) would not take well even the sight of badly injured person. And I’m not someone who is scared of blood or some broken limbs. But there are certain limits. And everyone saying “I would run to help, etc.” just cannot imagine how it can really look inside the car. Another thing in these situations of course is that for example people with children would simply not run towards burning truck to risk their lives for one driver. It is natural and nothing cowardly about that. And for most people not living a life of an action hero are simply overwhelmed by shock and not even thinking straight. Again, it has nothing to do with empathy or cowardliness. The list of things causing people not to help is so long, that it is practically abnormal to even try helping 🙂 It’s complicated.

      • exeptor

        I agree with you. Looks like a reasonable man. I just pointed that the truck driver escape with fright but the one in the car at least suffer some broken bones. It was just a massive hit.

        • ace_9

          Yes, I was also thinking more about the car driver than the truck. The fact, that it was burning is not very important. Trucks are massive and the driver is always quite far from the impact. But as you said, the things didn’t look that bright for the car driver. It was an older car (old focus sedan?) and the impact was directly on a drivers side. It’s even more sad, because the driver was just driving normally and suddenly he crashed so violently and he could not really do nothing about that. No one deserves this kind of bad luck.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I am rarely really aggressive. At times i act as an agent provocateur….i throw a stone in the lake to see the reactions. Besides, there isn’t so much privacy online really. :-). I am almost never rude. Opinionated yes.

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