Even though we’re not 100% certain the semi would have collided with the GT3 had the latter not gotten out of the way in time, in the end this is still a “better safe than sorry” type of situation. Besides, even if the car had just been clipped, it still would have probably resulted in major damage.
The incident took place in upstate New York and our first thought was that the semi truck was having brake issues. Well, that or the driver wasn’t paying attention and was forced to mount the shoulder in order to not plow into stationary traffic.
Either of the two possibilities make sense and regardless of what the main issue was, the result is the same – the semi ended up on the side of the road, blasting past cars at high speed.
As for the driver of the Porsche, before spotting the semi, they pulled a little bit to the left in order to probably see just how big of a queue this was. That’s when they must have noticed the semi through the corner of their eye and proceeded to steer clear. It’s quite possible that many other drivers wouldn’t have had the presence of mind to check their side mirror in that specific situation – then again, if we owned a Porsche 911 GT3, we’d be extra careful with it too.
In the end, we hope that nobody was injured and that the semi driver managed to bring the rig to a halt safely. All we know is that it did indeed stop somewhere underneath that bridge, hopefully without clipping anyone else along the way, or crashing into anything parked by the side of the road.