Watching this video of a semi-truck losing control on an icy highway in New Jersey will make your life flash before your eyes — even though you’re just watching the video at home.
The incident happened on 01/18/2014, and we have the report above. Here is the full YouTube video below.
You’ll see that the video’s shooter was stuck behind two immobile trucks, with nowhere to go, when he hears something behind him and turns around. That’s when he films the semi-truck careening toward his car.
I was blocked by two trucks on south bound I-95 at exit 9 in NJ (New Brunswick exit). I only wanted to take a picture while i was awaiting for them to clear up… And then I heard noise from behind…
I was barely missed.
Update: Once I turned off camera, I called in 911 and reported the accident. After that I came to the truck and the rest of the cars to verify they were alright. After arrival of NJ State Trooper and his dismissal confirming that he does not require my presence, I left the scene.
According to Mashable, black ice on the I-95 turnpike has caused a string of accidents. They report, “icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania. There were multiple deaths due to weather-related accidents up through Delaware and New Jersey as well.”