Dashcam Captures Car Violently Smashing Into Stationary Truck At High Speed

As far as places to break down go, the freeway is easily one of the worst, especially at night. Unfortunately, a flatbed truck did just that recently on I-15 in Utah, and from what it seems from this video, the driver failed to put reflective warning signs behind the trailer.

To make matters worse, the truck didn’t even pull over onto the shoulder cleanly, and left the trailer sticking out directly in the path of drivers utilizing the first lane.

While this incident took place at night, the visibility was okay as far as we can tell. On top of that, there was even a good Samaritan who pulled over to the side of the road and began waving a light around the 23-second mark, warning other drivers to slow down.

It’s possible that the dash-cam vehicle then wanted to do the same, although despite the initial warning, another car did stop just behind the trailer and had to wait for an opportunistic moment to switch lanes. Then, tragedy struck when what appears to be a red sedan plowed directly into the trailer at high speed.

What’s equally troubling is the fact that the driver only applied the brakes a split second before the impact took place, which suggests they might not have been paying attention to the road ahead. Still, we can only hope that the injuries sustained weren’t life threatening, and that the seat belt and airbags did their job.

 

  • TheAmerican2point0

    And that… is why I throw my phone in the backseat when I drive.

    • LeStori

      So it can hit you on the head when you crash into another vehicle? Loose objects in cars become projectiles in an accident.

      • TheAmerican2point0

        Sorry. I meant to say I nail it to the floor.

  • Jason Miller

    Why did nobody run over to see if they were OK?

    • LeStori

      I guess they did not want to be killed by another car running into them. If one car can do it, then there is a high probability that another will soon follow. Police, emergency , and maintence workers get killed by traffic on a regular basis.

      • Jason Miller

        Terrible excuse. There’s more than one person there. One can keep an eye out for the other while they check.

      • Momogg

        You are true but in this case if you are with a car you can stop after the accident, if you are with a HGV you can park before as a “protection”.

    • Momogg

      One car stopped after the truck.

  • Harlan McCartney

    “the driver failed to put reflective warning signs behind the trailer.” But no mention of the safety driver well behind the truck flagging traffic to move over!?

  • TheBelltower

    This truck driver had better hope that his vehicle was perfectly maintained. Because if it wasn’t, and that’s the reason it broke down in the middle of the highway lane, they are going to pay big-time.

    • Jay

      I wouldn’t call the shoulder and the the entire lane the middle of the highway lane, it was stopped with its hazards on, it didn’t just appear. Even the person at 23 second mark was waiving a light letting other drivers know to be aware. It’s up to the drivers to look at the road and it seems like this driver was heavily distracted.

  • DMax

    Looks like he went for an overtake using the right lane and saw the truck too late. It’s not for nothing the left lane is designated for passing. When you try to pass on the right your view of what’s in the right lane is obstructed by the car in front.

  • Ron

    I hope they got that text sent. Priorities.

  • TB

    Yikes…I hope the driver is OK….

  • Momogg

    It looks a BMW… 🤔

    • Bill Nguyen

      BMW: The Ultimate Face Smashing Machine

    • JSR

      1st gen Mazda6 post face-lift.

  • Paul

    I bet that woke him up. It looked like he was blazing along a tick faster than the other traffic at the time too.

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