Posted: 4 November, 2016
by Triple M
Sydney Truck Loses Control, Smashes 2 Cars While Crossing 4 Lanes Of Traffic
Dash cam footage has captured the terrifying moment a truck lost control on the M31 highway near Ingleburn, south of Sydney.
As you can see in the video below, we see the truck hit two cars, crash through the barrier, continue to cross four lanes of opposing traffic before ending up in a ditch.
The accident took place at around 6am on Wednesday. Watch the video below.
The video starts with traffic moving along the highway before we see brake lights on the vehicles ahead. The cars start to slow, but the truck doesn’t.
Some say the truck driver misjudged the distance to the truck in front of it and had to swerve to get out of the way. However, one commenter on Facebook pointed out that it could have been brake failure.
"Big skilled truckie. Brake lights were on for a bit and no change in the truck speed, no smoke, no shuddering.
"This guy was on the anchors but truck said no and had the good sense to know the red b-double was coming on the left so tried to put it on the grass.
"No brakes, expected the grass or cable barrier to help, then used the concrete on the other side to stop.”
The truck manages to avoid most of the oncoming vehicles.