Truck Hauling Camper Loses Control, Rolls It In Front Of Tractor Trailer Driver

September 1, 2017

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This is a video of a speeding truck hauling a camper losing control and fishtailing before rolling the camper and crashing off the highway. Thankfully, the driver and his two sons were unharmed in the incident. Per the tractor trailer driver who captured the video:

Interstate 82 East Bound at the 9 Mile Marker in Washington State. I'm fully loaded at 104,000 lbs with rebar on a set of doubles. Dad and his two kids were ok. Gives you a good idea of how long it takes to slow down a heavy laden truck going 65mph.

Remember: safety first. Also: speed kills. Granted a lot of things kill, but speed is one of them. My ninja sword is another. Come at me! "Do I have to?" Not unless you want to see me accidentally slice my own leg to the bone, no.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Dameon, who agrees that must have been one exhilarating camping trip.

  • Joseph W.

    That is an improperly loaded trailer, not speed.

  • Talon184

    Driver was texting 'Do a barrel roll' while driving and, well.....

  • Dickeysaurus

    That music takes me back to my mackin' days

  • (Skip to 0:45, unless you just really like seeing the beautiful landscape)

  • Wiley

    It's all about the journey, man.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    i enjoyed the vistas

  • sizzlepants

    Holy crap.

    The flip / roll / whatever you want to call it is eventful. But the real takeaway here is that it takes damn near 30 full seconds for a loaded tractor trailer to stop in an emergency. You can hear him start slowing down as soon as they start swerving (as soon as the "Oh, shits" start)

    Had the camper swerved the other way after hitting the shoulder and causing that dust cloud there is - no way - this would not have resulted in multiple fatalities.

    For reference those 30 seconds to stop translate to a solid quarter mile of distance (if not closer to a third).

  • WhiteEagle2

    Best part is at 1:43 when he gets out of the truck, leaving us alone with the smooth jams.

  • reave

    My man. Keep the smooth jam flowing.
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Andrew Williams

    That's a roll, not a flip.

  • Geekologie

    there i fixt it

  • reave

    *ficksed

  • n11

    *phocst (o from "women")

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