Dizzying moment when the truck’s brakes fail as it plunges down the side of a mountain, but miraculously manages to avoid a tragedy.
- Truck brakes failed on Mt Victoria, NSW
- He was about to collide with a caravan.
A trucker was faced with a terrifying situation when his brakes failed while he was hurtling down the side of a mountain.
The 40 tonne truck was traveling downhill on a road at Mt Victoria in the NSW Blue Mountains recently when the driver was unable to stop.
The Dashcam vision shows the loaded semi-truck racing down the windy road with its horn blaring to warn other drivers.
Dashcam footage showed the terrifying moments a 40-tonne truck lost control on the side of Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains.
A car can be seen towing a caravan and another large truck on the road, while other cars can be seen to the side.
At one point, the truck veers frighteningly close to the embankment as it tries to avoid a collision with the caravan.
The driver can be heard swearing in frustration.
The driver then manages to get the truck off the road and starts up a safety ramp cut into the side of the mountain, surrounded by brush.
But after losing momentum, the truck begins to back up onto the road.
The truck driver was able to pull the semi off the road and onto a safety ramp.
“Shit, they still don’t work,” the driver can be heard saying.
Fortunately, the truck then stops on the bush track.
Fellow drivers praised the truck driver for his handling of the ordeal.
“The driver did an amazing job making it without any accidents,” read one comment.
One said they “could only imagine how stressful this was for the driver.”
“Wow, the poor guy,” read another comment.
“I always wondered if the trucks really used these ramps.”