Heartbreaking moment car flips over as lorry merges onto busy highway – while debate rages over which driver is to blame
- Car flipped over on busy highway
- Vehicle rolled over in front of shocked drivers
Terrifying footage captured the moment when a car and truck collide, sending the smaller vehicle hurtling down a major highway.
A video shared by Dashcam Owners Australia this week said the collision took place on the Bruce Highway entering Brisbane.
The major highway stretches from Brisbane to Cairns in the far north of the state, with a speed limit of 100 km/h in most parts.
A video shared by Dashcam Owners Australia this week said the collision took place on the Bruce Highway entering Brisbane
Seconds before the flip, a truck tries to merge into the left lane, before a gray car – presumably a Nissan model – slams onto its back.
The Nissan is flung across several lanes and appears to flip onto its back, before skidding and colliding with the roadblock.
It is unclear if the vehicle was pinned by the truck before being hit.
The car then appears to flip back onto its wheels on the left, back onto its wheels, before slowly coming to a stop in the middle of the road.
In the comments, people wondered why the truck chose to merge behind the gray car.
“With all the technology we have today, there is definitely something the trucks can use that should be made standard so the driver can see their blind spots and avoid situations like this,” one user wrote.
The major highway stretches from Brisbane to Cairns in the far north of the state, with a speed limit of 100 km/h in most parts
The Nissan is steered across multiple lanes and appears to flip onto its back, before skidding and colliding with the roadblock
“Why can’t trucks be equipped with blind spot monitors like all modern cars?” shared another.
“That would have been terrifying to be in the car.”
Other users wondered if the car was in the truck’s blind spot before it attempted a quick lane change.
“Looks like a bus more than a truck, it really should have indicated five seconds before merging, the motorist should also know it’s in a danger zone and accelerate or reverse,” another user wrote.
How hard is it to stay away from the trucks? Don’t sit next to them…” another commenter wrote.