Cut Off Trucker Slams On Truck
Happening more often these days, a four-wheeler cut off
a truck. The
trucker had but one of two choices: slam on the brakes or let the two
In this case, the trucker chose to slam on the truck
brakes to avoid what could have been dubbed as a preventable accident
-- even though there were numerous eye-witnesses that say it would have
been four-wheeler's fault. This was indeed a close call that could have
resulted in a fatality.
Unfortunately, the situation was not without its
casualties. In the process of slamming on the brakes, numerous things
the load on the flatbed shifted;
some of the freight within
bundles on the flatbed
shifted, breaking bundle straps;
load straps holding the freight on
the flatbed broke; and
the headerboard [or header board] on the front
of the flatbed trailer
The photos below show that the damage was extensive.
Obviously, if the trucker had to slam on the brakes that hard, it's a
good thing that the brakes worked correctly, the truck didn't flip
and the load wasn't lost.
Photo Gallery of Truck
and Load Damaged During Hard Braking
Photo showing damaged header board, shifted freight, broken bundle
straps and broken load straps after a trucker slams on brakes to avoid
collision with four-wheeler who cut him off.
Photo showing shifted freight, broken bundle straps and broken load
straps after trucker braked truck hard to avoid cut off collision with
Photo showing extent of shifted freight when trucker slammed on brakes
to avoid collision with car that cut off lane change.
Top bundle of freight shifted and broke bundle straps when trucker
braked hard to avoid accident in close call with car.
Damaged header board, broken bundle straps, broken load straps and
shifted freight on flatbed trailer after close call with car that cut
Shifted freight and broken header board on flatbed trailer after close
call with car that cut off truck.
Extent of damage to headerboard when trucker slammed on brakes to avoid
accident with driver of car that cut him off.
When the driver of this truck came back into the
terminal, other drivers for the same company expressed different
opinions regarding what they would have done in the same situation.
At least two drivers said they would have let the car
hit the trucks they were driving.
Obviously, if weather conditions had been different, the
outcome of this situation could have been vastly different, too.
There is only so much that a trucker can do to avoid an
were in truck
driver training school, our instructor told us that in
situations like this to "get some paint" from the other
vehicle. We don't know if that advice is suitable in all
Lest you think that this was all the trucker's fault,
Footage of Cars Getting Too Close to Trucks
The following video shows that a four-wheeler got so
close to the rear
of a truck that part of the car's front bumper was ripped
The following video shows that a four-wheeler cut off a
truck so closely that the car flipped around sideways in the road and
ended up being pushed down the road by the truck in the rain.
Money saving tip:
Some drivers of four-wheeled vehicles seem to
delight in deliberately baiting truck drivers to try to get them in
awkward situations that could result in an accident. Others seem
ignorant of the danger they cause through their actions.
Drive defensively. Avoid accidents where you can.
Also, try to avoid wrecking your truck.
Install a truck cam in your truck to capture
footage to protect yourself.