• Apr 9th 2014 at 1:16PM
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From a driver's perspective, nothing is scarier than the thought of a large, out-of-control truck barreling straight at your vehicle. On Tuesday, a professor at Texas A&M experienced the real thing, and he has the chilling dash cam footage to prove it.

Dr. Zhu was driving his Toyota Sienna on Tuesday afternoon through College Station, Texas, when a cement truck driver coming in the opposite direction ran a red light and lost control, KBTX reported. The video shows the truck veering wildly before tipping onto its side and sliding along the road, straight for Zhu's vehicle. It strikes the front of his minivan, but not with enough force to injure either driver.

The driver of the cement truck was given a ticket at the scene.



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      sgentilejr
      • 1 Year Ago
      In all accidents like this one there is one or two seconds to REACT and get out of the way. The driver of the mini van failed to react and get out on the way. Had the driver of the mini van turned sharply to his right he had time to get out of the way. A split second is all we have many times to protect ourselves in situations like this one.All drivers mus always Pay Attention, turn the wheel and react, while they have time. 80% of all motor vehicle accidents can be avoided by simply turning the steering wheel.
      merstockgto
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would say the driver of the cement truck is looking for employment elsewhere.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The News comments is that the Cement Truck runned a red light, well if you pay attention to the video, the light is on green all the way for the truck, it seems like the pick up truck on the cross traffic went on red and the cement truck driver was doing an evasive maneuver...pay attention and you will see.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Wrong, pay attention and YOU MIGHT SEE.
      • 1 Year Ago
      He's a teamster! Wanted to be a brain surgeon, but didn't have one.
      adamantthe1st21
      • 1 Year Ago
      The moron went through the red light. Put him in jail for life.
      patti
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy is so stupid Swift wont hire his dumb arse
      kmalerich
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad you made it unhurt !
      baldinia
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good for Dr. Zhu for surviving unscathed & not attributing his good fortune to any mythical beings. That truck driver deserves much more than a ticket.
      bdgrizcp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Picky, picky--but I'm gonna say it anyway. Why do we refer to 'taping' things today? Is there any tape involved? It's pretty much chips, right?. It's like how sports guys say the Miami Heat play in South Beach. The arena is located in downtown Miami--on Biscayne Bay but about three miles from South Beach, which is a neighborhood not a city ot town.
        cqdeed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bdgrizcp
        bdgrizcp - Don't worry about the terminology, we'll get over it in fifty years, give or take. The techno-process may have changed but the process in our brain still sees it as basically the same. I remember my grandfather telling everyone he would hitch the horses to the wagon while they were getting their coats and then he would go out and start the car.
        Robert G.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bdgrizcp
        I agree. Recording would be correct. Some people still say "filming".
      • 1 Year Ago
      what happens when you give morons a license to drive a big truck
      Wayne McGlothlin
      • 1 Year Ago
      FYI - It's actually a "concrete" truck (or, technically a transit mixer mounted on a truck frame). Cement is an ingredient in concrete; the others are sand, aggregate and water.
      bdgrizcp
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've heard of smart car tipping, and cow tipping, and now cement truck tipping. Does China have to outdo everyone else in everything? And here I thought tipping was NOT a city in China.
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