Latest: Dangerous Overtaking Maneuver Sends Truck Crashing Into Ditch
Dashcam footage from a log truck shows the moment a pickup went crashing into a ditch while trying to overtake other vehicles. The reckless overtaking maneuver from the speeding vehicle sent it flying into a ditch on the shoulder of a highway in the US state of Florida.
In the video, the pickup truck trying to overtake other vehicles appears to lose control as it slides into the ditch. Dust rises up in the air as the vehicle skids across the ditch wildly.
The video was captured in Florahome, Florida, on April 13.
Describing the scene, the person whose dashboard camera captured the incident said, “This is a video taken with a dashcam in a log truck going 62 mph when someone trying to pass everyone including me on the shoulder of the highway with oncoming traffic including two loaded school buses.
“This happened on state road 100 about 4 miles east of Florahome.”
On YouTube, several people criticised the pickup truck driver for speeding and driving recklessly.
“High speed for short life,” wrote one person in the comments section. “What was the pickup trucker thinking?” another wondered.
Videos of people driving rashly often go viral on social media, but recently, it was a clip of a truck that started rolling without its driver that captured people’s attention. The footage, filmed in Brazil, shows the moment a gas truck began rolling away after hitting the driver who was standing outside, sending the hapless man running in a bid to prevent the vehicle from rolling off a cliff.
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