Moment truck pulls into car's path before smashing into reservation

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 truck has ploughed into the side of a car before losing its wares when it slammed into a lamppost while driving at almost 80mph.

Boxes were sent exploding across the highway in Bangkok, Thailand, after the truck careered across the road. 

Dashcam footage captured the moment the van cut into a yellow Mercedes while driving along the road at 125km/h (77mph) on November 11. 

The white delivery vehicle was trying to overtake a lorry when it veered in front of the SL 500 AMG.

Dashcam footage captured the moment the van cut into a yellow Mercedes while driving along the road on November 11

It pushed the Mercedes against the wall then wobbled from side-to-side while dozens of boxes spilled into the path of the car behind. 

The Mercedes driver, from Perth, Western Australia, and his Thai wife emerged unharmed and handed the footage of the crash to police.

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 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).’ 

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