Moment truck pulls into car’s path before smashing into central reservation and sending boxes exploding across highway in Thailand
- Boxes were sent exploding across the highway in Bangkok, Thailand
- A truck driver tried to undertake the driver of a yellow Mercedes last month
- The truck slammed into the side of the car before hitting into a lamppost
A driver and his wife had a narrow escape when a truck driver pulled out in front of him and slammed into a lamppost at almost 80mph.
Boxes were sent exploding across the highway in Bangkok, Thailand, when the truck careered across the road and hit the central reservation.
Dashcam footage captured the moment the white delivery van cut into a yellow Mercedes SL 500 AMG as it tried to overtake a lorry at 77mph.
Dashcam footage captured the moment the van cut into a yellow Mercedes while driving along the road near Bangkok, Thailand
It pushed the Mercedes against the wall then wobbled from side-to-side while dozens of boxes spilled into the path of the traffic behind.
The Mercedes driver, an expat from Perth, Western Australia, and his Thai wife emerged unharmed and handed the footage of the crash to police.
They claim the crash caused almost £10,000 to their car.
Speaking today, the driver said: ‘This van tried to run me off the road several times but you don’t see that in the video. Many people are asking why I accelerated and did not brake.
Boxes were sent exploding across the highway in Bangkok, Thailand, after the truck careered across the road
The white delivery vehicle was trying to overtake a lorry when it veered in front of the SL 500 AMG. It caused 400 000 baht (£9,000) worth of damage
‘However, if I had braked hard, with an eight piston Brembo brake, cars would certainly have slammed into the back of me and I would have lost control and ended up as only victim there.
‘Instead, by staying against the concrete barrier and accelerating, the car stayed straight and in full control.’
The driver said that police had reviewed the footage from the incident on November 11 and agreed that the truck driver was in the wrong. Their company’s insurance providers are now handing the issue.
He added: ‘There are four wheels and four tyres on my car that are destroyed, and more damage to the body work. The cost is around 400 000 baht (£9,900).’