Semi Truck Somehow Fails To See Huge Arrow Sign, Crashes And Flips Over

Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the moment a huge semi-truck rolled over after crashing into a construction vehicle blocking off a lane on a U.S. motorway.

The video starts out by showing a large roadwork truck with a flashing yellow arrow sign informing motorists the right two lanes of the motorway are closed up ahead. Most motorists are able to easily see the flashing light and change lanes but the driver of one particular semi-truck didn’t realize until it was too late.

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The rear-facing CCTV camera shows the semi traveling in the second-most right lane of the highway, directly alongside another truck carrying a large shipping container. The driver of the semi immediately slams on the brakes of the truck after noticing the work truck. The driver then tries to swerve out of the way but it was a little too late as the truck’s trailer clips the roadwork vehicle and proceeds to roll over. The incident left the bridge shaking.

Fortunately, it only took approximately 10-minutes for police to arrive on the scene of the crash. The second half of the video is filmed from cameras facing in the opposite direction and reveals that the motorway’s two right lanes were closed off just after a sweeping right-hand bend. Online commentators believe the driver of the semi perhaps had their vision blocked by the truck next to them and couldn’t see the work vehicle until the very last second.

 

  • salamOOn

    distracted speeding semi truck driver…. what a great thing to meet on the road….

  • Dennis Scipio

    That’s embarrasing, people pay attention while driving.

  • cooper

    Speeding and being lazy is not a good combination.

  • Mr. EP9

    Guess who just lost their job and certification?

  • Some ol’ bloke

    Nobody stopped for ages to help him

  • Aeromann

    What a moron…

  • TheBelltower

    Stupid Autopilot… oh, wait

  • scjeff

    I like how he appears to hit the truck with the shipping container and that driver just says f-it I’m continuing on with my day.

  • Harlan McCartney

    If you make it to the second half of the video you can see the accident truck over taking the truck on his left. In most US states that is an illegal. However with the curve to the right that the road makes coming onto the bridge the driver would not be able to see the construction zone. Not sure if they had any warnings further ahead.

  • The-Fez

    Nine vehicles just passed right by without checking on the driver. Glad to know these people are out there to help when needed…

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