Watch as HGV driver misses motorway exit and then STOPS causing a huge smash
A SHOCKING video has captured the moment a truck driver made a huge mistake after missing their motorway exit. The video was uploaded to YouTube on the Dashcam Bandit channel with the title: 'An accident on the bypass, the driver missed the exit (Poland).'
3This huge tanker stopped just beyond a motorway exitCredit: YouTube/@DASHCAM BANDIT
It's shot by a camera hanging over a two-lane road next to an exit and shows a huge tanker pass by. The tanker's driver seems to have missed the turning, because they slam on the brakes and come to a stop just beyond it.
It's probable the driver was going to attempt to reverse back and then leave via the exit, but what happens next is horrifying. Another HGV barreling along the motorway doesn't have time to stop and slams into the back of the stationary tanker at high speed.
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The impact crushes the cab of the second HGV, but seconds later a third HGV comes into view, also at high speed. This driver manages to react and swerve left around the smash, just clipping the rear left of the second truck. Images posted on the Polish news website lublin112.pl show the shocking state of the second HGV after the incident.
There is almost nothing left of the cab, which is lodged in the back of the tanker. It's reported that: 'One person was injured and transported to hospital.
'Now the police are carrying out activities aimed at determining the detailed circumstances and causes of the incident.' But some people in the YouTube video's comments felt that the second HGV driver wasn't paying enough attention.
One said: "Driver 2 was not looking at the road at all, you can see it after braking, and the total proof that he was on the phone."
While another said: "That is why it is worth keeping a distance and observing the road in front of you, not the cruise control and mindlessly look at the phone while driving."
3A second HGV then smashes into the back of the stationary tankerCredit: YouTube
3And then a third HGV manages to swerve left and avoid too much damageCredit: YouTube