Tractor Trailer Drags Car With Driver Inside For Over Four Miles Before Somebody Stops It

April 24, 2017

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This is a terrifying video of a tractor trailer dragging a sedan that's gotten wedged into the back of the vehicle (presumably after trying to drive his car into the back of the truck like Knight Rider) for over four miles before another motorist informs the truck driver that his blind spot must be like, legally blind. Or possibly dead. Could the trucker really not see that? Did he not look in the mirror for over four miles? I feel like it would be hard to miss. Plus I imagine there was a lot of honking. I can't believe how calm the guy in the trapped car was. I would have already called all my friends and family and said my goodbyes. Plus a couple enemies and told them to go f*** off and it's unfortunate I won't have the chance to kill them myself, but rest assured I made arrangements in my will.

Keep going for the harrowing video.

Thanks to Hammy, who agrees this is exactly why we should drive monster trucks.

  • ispitzhotfire

    Nice of the guy filming to establish his shot and give his commentary before actually trying to do something about the situation.

  • Bling Nye

    Probably meth.

    Maybe knitting.

    https://i.yomyomf.com/wp-co...

    Maybe both.

  • JJtoob

    Does a person have a right to privacy on a public road where privacy isn't expected? I would think the evidence can come in handy later.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Short answer: no. If you're in public you have no expectation of privacy. Although if you ask someone politely to not record you there's plenty of valid non-criminal reasons why you wouldn't want to be seen on camera and posted on the internet (abusive ex, witness protection, targeted by online harassers, etc).

    There's probably two or three times more less valid criminal reasons why someone wouldn't want to be on camera though.

  • JJtoob

    Ok I can see how those reasons would come into play.

  • Russell Bullock

    I know I'm a broken record here, but seriously...here's a scene involving an 18-wheeler cruising down a freeway dragging something behind.....and we're watching in portrait mode. I mean, if you are filming something that is taking place on a LANDSCAPE, there is an actual mode called LANDSCAPE you can use. Eesh....c'mon people!!!

  • Conor Hogan

    That's more or less Houston traffic on a daily basis.

  • Meh

    Also that ain't the dead corner. That driver could've easily seen it. That's why those fucking mirrors are adjustable.

  • GeneralDisorder

    If he was dragging the car for 4 miles there must have been a time when that car wasn't on the outside corner behind a double trailer. If the driver was checking his bubble mirror he'd have seen it on the straights for sure. I don't know how you couldn't notice like... 200 horsepower being pissed away in the form or friction though. Sure, he might have thought he had engine trouble but... that's just dumb.

  • Meh

    Indeed, that driver was prolly under the influence or road hypnosis, or just plain stupid af.

  • GeneralDisorder

    He didn't sound like he was slurring so... probably not drunk. Highway hypnosis can be a real bitch sometimes. I never drove a tractor trailer before (although I've driven a tractor a short distance and driven a couple large box trucks).

    In college I had a 3 hour drive from home to parents and drove it every two weeks on average. I'd get high as fuck before leaving (because why not) then smoke again about half way and be just about down by the time I got home and I remember if I wasn't high before leaving that drive was just... boring as fuck.

  • Meh

    Well, just weed or hasj doesn't really influence your driving that much. And it can't be tested all that quickly and accurately. Not as in they can prove you used it before driving. But that aside, this trucker is just a humongous dumbass. Especially those with exceptionally heavy payloads drive slower for a reason.

  • GeneralDisorder

    He certainly was driving slowly in the video.

    On the other hand a lot of people would burn you at the stake for saying it's ok to drive high. Personally, I got more cautious when I was blitzed. Only one time did I ever drive when I was "too high". My buddy said "hey, if give you an 8th can you drive me to <home>?" I said... "Alright, sure. Mind if I smoke a bit before we go?" figuring he was gonna partake. So I pack an entire bong and take two good rips. I pass and he takes one hit and says "I'm done on that". Dumbass me powered through and was having trouble focusing on my speed. I was going like... 35 mph in a 35 mph construction zone and the zone ends with no signage and suddenly people are flying around me. That scared the fuck out of me. And it didn't help that white dork me is driving my black dealer friend to the middle the hood so I'm paranoid about that too.

    Lesson here: drive high. It's good practice for driving drunk (also I'm a terrible moral compass).

  • Meh

    How hard is it to use a fucking mirror? Jesus that driver is a fucking moron.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Truckers truely are our nations heros.

  • asdfadfs

    re:mirrors

    yeah, that's more or less EXACTLY where the trucks always have stickers warning you not to be because the mirrors don't show that spot(especially on the side they'd be turning)

  • Cordingly

    Plus, at some point you need to realize you're not taking turns so well, and that there has been a consistent amount of honking.

  • asdfadfs

    you're in a truck. not taking turns so well and a consistent amount of honking is normal right?

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