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Old 05-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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Trucker avoids disaster - amazing video!

Either a real stroke of good luck ... or some seriously fantastic driving!

Driver manages to pull semi from brink of disaster in high winds - KCTV5

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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WOW! Somebody up there was watching over that guy!

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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The Canadian Weather Network was showing this clip too.
I, can only try to imagine the drivers reaction , after he got the rig stopped.
Thankfully , 1, He was able to walk away. 2, He has this video as proof , he didn't just fall asleep and run off the road into the field. Which the Highway patrol might conclude if they had only the tire tracks to use as part of an investigation.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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That driver had excellent skill and balance reaction. Hat is off to him for his ability to restore balance and take a course where the wind factor was eliminated. He probably had wobbly knees for a while after that.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
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Chickens ...

... what the video is not showing is what happened as he drove off the road ... He demolished some fencing, sent 3 cows to the barbecue sooner than planned and went through a commercial Perdue chicken farm, destroying the building and shredding 100,000 chickens ...
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #6
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I hope he had a change of clothes.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
WOW! Somebody up there was watching over that guy!

Yeah... the same "somebody" who tried to blow the truck over in the first place.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:20 AM   #8
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I hope he had a change of clothes.
benefit of a sleeper cab. Clean BVD's and a place to put them on... ;-)
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:51 PM   #9
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WOW!! Kudos to the driver. These conditions come on quick, but the driver obviouly understood the dynamics...and making a hard right turn to recover from the rollover was surely a tactic the driver positively employed.

I would expect that would work for any high profile vehicle. Better to eat the fence vs. a rollover.

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never in a million years would I have believed it with out seeing it... Like another OP if there aren't pictures it didn't happen, WOW

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Old 05-19-2014, 02:28 PM   #11
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That was driving by the seat of his pants_. As the instructor said, you can't teach that. The best part, he got to see his family again.
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That was amazing video. So many things came together to make that a good outcome!

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