Dash cams have caught some pretty amazing events on camera, as the unforgettable sights of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia proved in February. As another example, a trucker driving through Greensburg, Indiana, had his dash cam rolling when another semi truck caught major air over a freeway before crashing down in a ball of flames. (Some understandably foul language makes the video Not Safe For Work, so be sure to turn the volume down if you don't have headphones.) Fortunately, nobody died in the accident, and the crashed semi's occupants, 30-year-old Ryan Young and his seven-year-old son, were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries, ABC Action News reports.

According to the story, Young was about to cross under US 421 when another driver drifted into his lane, forcing him to make a quick decision. He swerved to avoid the car, ran up a hill and through a guardrail, and then caught enough Dukes Of Hazzard-style air to clear the freeway. When the semi hit the ground on the other side, the impact tore the fuel tank off and the fuel caught fire, causing the explosion. The accident remains under investigation.

While it's great news to hear nobody suffered major injuries, accidents that look this bad often have sad endings. Watch the video below, and consider it yet another reminder to drive safely.


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well done, non-douchebag guy that filmed this. Got it on cam and immediately got out to go help the guy without hesitation. That is how you do it.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      OPTIMUS!!
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        You're through PRIME!!
        Kimura
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        TRANSFORM AND BLOW OUT
        Zeus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        Best comment I've seen in a while. Hopefully everyone is ok all joking aside...but you just made my day with that reply haha. Someone call Michael Bay! They're real!
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      His response was 10,000% appropriate! lmfao. I said the same exact thing when watching it for the first time.
      Beardinals
      • 1 Year Ago
      Unreal!! Could've been so much worse if a car were going by then.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a highly experienced car driver, I to also hold a CDL. I can honestly say that I will see things like this on the road. Never could imagine seeing this happen. A few of the bloggers are right about break checkers. I had someone do that to me, but I always keep a 300+ ft distance from other drivers at highway speed. What kills me is how some truckers ride up on peoples bumpers with 10ft of space in between them.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        It kills me that anyone drives like that, regardless of vehicle. I always try to leave myself a little "oh ****" room while doing highway speeds and you always have those morons who feel the need to cut in front of you trying to weave in and out.
      belldn3
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drive semi-trucks, never seen anything like that in my life. Until now, I wouldn't even think it was possible, but it is.
        cstca
        • 1 Year Ago
        @belldn3
        I have also seen a lot of stuff, both riding with my father and driving myself, but never saw a rig jump the highway.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @belldn3
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      stees4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Drive Cross Country myself. Never had the respect for truck drivers that i do now, until I got behind that wheel and saw what was going on out there. People who drive cars just don't understand that you can't stop 80,000 pounds on a dime. Trucks can't get over to allow merging traffic to enter the expressway when another vehicle is on the left side of the truck. If that truck driver is not getting over, its' because another vehicle is along side them, and so they can't get over. I don't know why they don't teach this stuff in drivers education classes at schools. I have had other drivers try to play chicken with me. I am running 80,000 pounds you nit wit!! If you get tangled up with that 80,000 pounds, you will become the loser. I have had to just get off the road at a rest area so a person feeling road rage could continue on up the road. Truck drivers are professional drivers. They show a lot of courtesy towards other drivers on the road. This driver may have sacrificed his life to keep from rolling over the top of some other driver who wasn't paying any attention to what they were doing.
        supersonic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stees4
        I seriously wish i could agree with you on the "professional driver" part. I work in road construction and I'm not going to paint every driver with the same brush but the actions of most drivers towards us on the road is appalling. You have a steering wheel and brake pedal like everyone else but because you're "running 80,000 lbs you don't have to abide by the rules right?
        mark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stees4
        A semi could stop on a dime of course you would have to account for the 3 to 400 feet that his brakes would be applied and woe to anything in the way of that truck as it is slowing it will not be pretty
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is why I always wear my helmet on my motorcycle, just in case any 18 wheelers come flying at me. Queue the Dukes... Just the good ol' boys, Never meanin' no harm, Beats all you've ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born!
      jasorngcntypnk
      • 1 Year Ago
      i dove for AAA for years and saw a lot of accidents. most of the accidents i saw involving big rigs were around freeway on and off ramps. people in cars making last minute dashes to get on or off the freeway and darting in front of semis.
        jgesselberty
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jasorngcntypnk
        Let us not forget the semis who think they own the road and pull over at will without warning, or the guys who pass one another on a hill, holding up traffic behind them, and then wonder why cars pull around and in front of them when the finally move over or pass.
          kmills
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jgesselberty
          I agree truck drivers bring a lot of this on them selves just like the driver in the video that comes to a complete stop IN THE LEFT LANE just to gawk. trucks do not own the road !
      N68Firebird
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kudos to everyone who stopped to render aid!
      oneduringone
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish all you idiots who are putting semi-drivers down could ride in or drive a semi .. say for a week !! Maybe then you would see all the bullsh*t they have to deal with from 4 wheelers!! Maybe then you would understand why the things you're complaining about happen! I'm not saying all semi-drivers are perfect drivers, some are real a**holes and shouldn't be out on the road but the majority of them are excellent drivers! They have to be or they wouldn't have jobs! My sister has driven semi for over 25 years and the only accidents she's been in have been caused by stupid people in 4 wheelers who don't know how to drive!!
        donmoore50
        • 1 Year Ago
        @oneduringone
        Make that 1 month would be good cause truckers are gone at least that long now days and agree with you oneduringgone,
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @oneduringone
        Would only need 1 day of driving. Thats how much **** a trucker experiences in a day
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      For all of you curious ones, scan ahead to 3:20 mark. Nothing to see before that.
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