Accidents such as this one are often caused by drivers who are either who may be distracted/a> or simply miscalculating their speed and that of the other vehicles around them.
Whatever the reason was for this incident, it’s the result of it that’s most worrying. The Nissan Murano did more than just make contact with the semi truck or the concrete barrier – it bounced towards another semi and was hit by the trailer with considerable force.
That secondary impact caused the entire front end of the Murano to disintegrate completely, while airbags deployed throughout the cabin. We hope that the driver and any potential occupants walked away with little or no injuries despite the force of the impact.
The incident took place on December 13 on I-94 Eastbound in Indiana, and was captured on dashcam by a driver who managed to remain calm despite all the body parts flying around.
As for the semi truck, since the trailer took 100% of the damage, its driver must be OK. Still, one of the trailer’s wheels flew off completely as the former began to skid to a halt. We reckon there was nothing the truck driver could have done to avoid this.
Responsibility lies with the driver of the Murano, who should have noticed the ‘Left Lane Ending’ sign and allowed the first semi enough room to pull ahead.