Cammer Masterfully Avoids Tumbling Dump Truck In Russia

With some accidents, there’s very little you can do in terms of anticipating them, although in this particular case, thankfully, the driver of the dashcam vehicle had time to react in order to avoid getting hit.

The incident took place last week in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and as you can tell from the footage, the cammer was doing 114 km/h (71 mph) when an out-of-control dump truck broke through the barriers and began its assault on the opposite lane.

It’s hard to say what caused the dump truck to lose control and flip over in the first place, but it was definitely its momentum and weight that helped it go through those metal barriers like a hot knife through butter.

The description of the video only states that once it reached the opposite lane, the truck narrowly missed hitting any other vehicles. Still, at least a couple of drivers had to actively steer their cars to the right in order to avoid being impacted – like the cammer and the black crossover.

Also watch: Dump Truck Smashes Into Stationary Traffic On A Minnesota Highway

Now, even though we don’t know anything about the condition of the truck driver (hopefully he wasn’t seriously injured), we should point out that these types of incidents can often have disastrous consequences.

Last summer, a dump truck smashed through stationary traffic in Tomsk, Russia, leaving 13 people injured. Another similar accident took place in Minnesota only a few months later. Then there are cases where luck plays a major role, like when a utility pole saves you from a sliding truck.

 

  • badcyclist

    The camera car driver did a good job avoiding the wreckage; the Volvo driver did a great job.

    • was about to say that. I just wonder if the Volvo driver did a great job or if the car did… having driven a XC90… the car is always trying to “save you”.

      • badcyclist

        There is an advantage to being the first to comment– you can be the first to state the obvious….

  • Paul

    Yup, that was masterful alright.

  • db

    And some folks wonder why there is such a strong push to have cement barriers in between divided highways.

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