A car equipped with a dashcam is following a semitruck on a long, flat stretch of highway in very high winds. For some time, it's apparent the truck is feeling the gusts as the back end of the load swings unnaturally from side to side. It appears to be only a matter of time before something catastrophic occurs.
Posted to TikTok by @mikeyminarik, the video below captures the scene and the moment the semi is finally overwhelmed by the sheer power of the wild winds.
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"Looked like a scene from Twister," observes commenter @actionfaktory.
"Can he not tell his truck is being lifted?" asks @lvsh._.rxblxx.
"This is what I am scared of when my parents are driving next to a truck like that," writes @justice5678. "I feel like it's about to fall over."
"Please tell me this dude got out and helped him," says @thenikeninja hopefully.
"If he would have stopped the truck he would have still flipped," surmises @goldenford1999. "And he couldn't park into the wind or he would have blocked the road."
Viewer of the video @bordy6014 says states, "Don't mess with Mother Nature."
"I would have pulled to the left in the median to keep the wind to the correct side of the truck," suggests @austinfriday. "Stopping would have yielded the same results if he didn't turn."
"This is why I get anxiety being next the these big trucks," writes @xo_stephanieeee.
We post videos such as these as part of our coverage because we hope there are specific behaviors drivers can learn and implement to help make our roads safer for all of us.
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