Trucks are big and cumbersome to drive. But most people would expect those driving these trucks to be able to maneuver their big rigs in tricky situations. However, that is not always the case, as is made evident by this video.
The incident occurred on March 9th in Sayville, New York. In the video, a semi truck is shown reversing down a main street, reportedly to let an ambulance go by. Behind the truck is a Chevy Tahoe parked at the curb, and the truck driver is inching closer every second. Curiously, he seems to keep changing his speed, which might suggest he had already seen the Tahoe. However, the carnage that follows all but confirms he did not.
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Much to the dismay of the girls recording, the truck reverses directly into the Tahoe, smashing the SUV’s rear door. We also wouldn’t be surprised if the front door sustained some damage as well. One girl chimes in, “That poor person’s car”, and we’d be inclined to agree, as one could only imagine the owner’s reaction after they returned to their car to see a massive gouge in the door.
Some people in the video’s comments were wondering why the girls didn’t honk to alert the truck driver, while others claimed they did, and that this clip was just an abridged version of the full video. Regardless, it seems as if the Tahoe’s alarm did that job for them, albeit a little too late, and all we can do is be thankful that no one was in the SUV at that time.