Late for a funeral? The shocking moment in which a hearse carrying a coffin passes illegally in front of a truck
- Distressing images show hearse with coffin in illegal speed from behind past truck
- The hearse overtakes the truck in another lane along the road in Albany, Western Australia
- If the hearse was wrong, it has divided viewers into social networks
Wade Sellers for Daily Mail Australia
This is the shocking moment when a hearse carrying a coffin illegally surpasses a truck.
The video shows the speed of the hearse along the Albany road in the Greater South region of Western Australia.
The video was captured by the dashcam of a truck from Fletcher International and uploaded to the Facebook page of the Albany Advertiser on Tuesday, where it has sparked a fierce debate on social media.
The black hearse can be seen at full speed ahead of the truck, with the coffin clearly visible on the back, when entering the opposite lane.
The hearse then merges back into the left lane, tilting slightly as it passes clearly over the white lines.
Filming is dividing the eagle-eyed spectators over whether the hearse was actually committing an illegal act or not.
"The hearse clearly began overtaking the broken line and re-crosses in its lane when the marks change to broken / stippled." One user commented, believing that there was no serious crime committed.
"Keep driving like that, that guy will end up in the coffin in a box," wrote another outraged spectator.
The recording occurs when the police support the use of dashcams as a way to help eliminate the roads of reckless drivers.
The anguished footage was captured by the control camera of a Fletcher International truck and shows the moment when the hearse reaches the truck illegally
The Albany advertiser reported that the Great Southern Police launched a new road safety campaign last week called Operation Overview and is encouraging the use of dashcams to identify the main causes of accidents.
Police district superintendent Ian Clarke said: "People can provide really damning evidence to those who drive recklessly down the road."
"Keep driving like that, that guy will end up in the coffin in a box," said an indignant spectator on Facebook while the video has ignited a fierce online debate.
"I certainly think it's a great thing to have and if people choose to do that, we certainly encourage it," he said.
Clarke mentioned that the force is interested in people who cross the double lines and put the lives of other drivers at risk.