There may be nothing more terrifying to witness than a bad vehicle accident, especially when it involves a massive semi and a busy road.
For example, a semi carrying scrap metal overturned on a New York bridge on Friday, and the entire scary incident was caught on the dash camera footage of a nearby vehicle.
A mechanical failure reportedly caused the accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge during morning rush hour, according to The Journal News.
The crash was apparently triggered when the truck’s suspension system broke, sending the trailer out of control, according to police.
The massive vehicle was traveling in the northbound lane when it rolled over and careened into the highway’s center barrier, which was significantly displaced and pushed into the southbound lane. The collision sent scrap metal debris flying in all directions and causing a nightmare for those trying to make it through the morning traffic.
At least five other vehicles were hit by debris, police reported, but all of the damage to those vehicles was minor.
The northbound side of the bridge where the accident happened was closed for more than four hours for inspection and cleanup of hundreds of pounds of scrap metal, The Journal News reported.
Miraculously, no one — not even the driver of the semi — was injured in the accident.
“It’s a surprise the driver wasn’t injured,” state Trooper John Finaro said. “He must have been buckled in tight.”
Onlookers watched in disbelief as the scene unfolded before their eyes, and one nearby driver caught the incident on his dash camera, which was later uploaded to social media.
“My husband evidented (sic) this horrible accident happening in front of him today,” the person who uploaded the footage wrote. “I am thanking God to keep my husband alive. It was a close call!!! So scary!!!”
Watch the terrifying video footage here:
Driving is something most of us do multiple times a day, and videos like this just prove how important it is to be aware of what’s going on around you while behind the wheel.
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