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Trucker Posts Footage Of Car Cutting Him Off, Warns Others Against Making Same Mistake (Video)

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Dashcam video of an accident that occurred when a car cut off a trucker on a Connecticut freeway has been posted online to serve as a warning to other car drivers.

The trucker, who goes by the username Wolfy77, posted the video, titled “Being ‘first’ makes you LAST Car v Semi,” to LiveLeak.com.

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According to the video description, the incident happened on Dec. 16.

"Folks, trying to beat a tractor trailer can, and will, result in injury or loss of life,” Wolfy77 writes. In the footage, the trucker can be seen in the left lane of the two-lane road, while another rig was ahead in the right lane, The Blaze notes. Then a car driver passes the trucker on the right and changes direction ahead into the left lane.

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As another car driver tries to do the same thing, the first driver hits the brakes:

The first car makes it, but the second car slows down and crashes into the trucker’s bumper:

“The girl driving the impacted car was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after she made a VERY poor decision,” the trucker writes.

He also notes that a car does not stand a chance against an 80,000-pound rig and that in the clip he was on a headset phone call.

Wolfy77 warns other drivers against making the same mistake, writing: "Give us room to work, stay away from our rear and sides and front. That BIG space we have in front of us, is for US to be able to stop in time, NOT for you to pull into. Show us some respect, because your life, and the lives of your loved ones depend on it!”

The official Connecticut Driver’s manual offers information to help drivers avoid such situations:

  • Trucks accelerate more slowly than cars.
  • Trucks need more room to maneuver safely.
  • In a panic stop, trucks need more stopping distance.
  • Because trucks are higher than they are wide, it is harder for the truck driver to safely take evasive action.
  • Avoid the No-Zone (blind spots) around trucks.
  • Avoid the No-Zone (blind spots) around trucks.

Check out the video below:

Sources: The BlazeLiveLeak.com, State of Connecticut DMV / Photo Credit: Wolfy77 via LiveLeak