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Truck drifts trailer around corner

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by sandy, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. sandy

    sandy Well-Known Member

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    Description: Back / Neck broken in 7 different places, Front seat snapped all bolts and landed on top of baby seat in rear, luckily no child in car that day. Driver is recovering well and back on the road now. Chambers Flat rd, Chambers Flat.



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  2. Pony

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    Bloody hell, that makes you think, I was driving there just after lunch today.
     
  3. Queenslander

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    Obviously doing a bit more than the posted speed limit.
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    That video makes me feel like vomiting….that fact that no one is dead is mind boggling
     
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  5. Nige

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    Er, what makes ya think that..? :confused::confused:
    Was it something to do with the speed he approached the corner.?
    For US viewers remember the limit sign is in km/h, so the posted limit is just over 35 mph.
     
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  6. skyking1

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    I was looking a t it from the US perspective of left hand drive at first. It is indeed incredible that the driver survived. When you see what the car's impact does to the trailer in the aftermath, that was a tremendous hit.
     
  7. Tones

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    That has always been a barstard of a bend. Could have been fixed when the road was upgraded with some super elevation. That said every corner has limits. So do idiots like this truck gear jammer who couldn't drive a nail.
     
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    I think the fact that the truck driver locked up the rear trailer brakes which caused the drift made things worse than if he had just freewheeled through the curve.
     
  9. Mike L

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    Well if they’d have been driving on the right side of the road it would have been avoided.:)
     
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  10. suladas

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    Yep, and taking the corner just a bit slower.

    I'm amazed at the car drivers persistence to stay on the road, sure they are in the right but it doesn't do you a lot of good if you are paralyzed or dead.
     
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    The right side of the road here is the left.:D
     
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  12. Nige

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    Here as well..........
     
  13. Truck Shop

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    I have watched this several times today before replying.

    Having experience cleaning up wrecks. My best estimate of the trucks speed watching it through the trees
    before it enters the curve 55 to 60 mph. From the time the driver in the car sees the truck is over the line
    to impact I stop watched it at 2.6 seconds. I repeated it several times and came up with same figure.
    It wouldn't matter if the driver was legendary Jackie Stewart in the car. It took all if 1.2 seconds of the total
    2.6 seconds for the trailer to loose traction and swing into the on coming car.

    If someone thinks they possibly could have avoided that horrendous scene-Then they would have been
    the only one to face off Wild Bill Hickock and live to tell about it.
     
  14. skyking1

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    That is a tough decision to commit to in a second. I will post up a video where somebody did it, but it was in an intersection so they did not have to sell the car into the trees.
     
  15. suladas

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    Maybe not 100% avoid it although if the driver was really paying attention it would be quite likely, but the fact that they didn't react in braking or steering at all is really weird. If that isn't enough time for someone to react and do something, they shouldn't be driving because their reflexes are way too slow.
     
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    I wonder how the truck that was behind the car fared.
    Looked he went for a wild ride !
     
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    The driver of the car did try to avoid, they steered well over the fog line and braked. Which probably
    would have been enough until the trailer inertia over came the traction and it was instantly in the
    drivers face.
     
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  18. skyking1

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    yes he missed the front of the truck and thought he had it made.
    This video @2:40 the guy was lucky to be in an intersection, but unlucky to be at the top of a rise.
     
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    The thought crossed my mind whether or not the result of the impact as seen on the dash cam was maybe a better outcome from a "crumple zone" point of view in that the rear end of the trailer struck the front RH corner of the car.?

    It occured to me that if the car driver had steered more to the left but not made it all the way off the road might the swinging rear end of the trailer have then sideswiped the car somewhere around the driver's door area and could that impact potentially have resulted in even worse injuries to the driver than the ones he actually sustained in the crash.?
     
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    Very good thought Nige.