A NJ Turnpike crash video has the web stirring after revealing how close one videographer came to getting flattened by a semi-truck.
The shooter — going by the YouTube handle MrLegolize — was parked in traffic and intended to take only a photograph, he said, when he heard a disturbance behind him.
His phone, locked on video, was able to perfectly catch an out-of-control truck barreling toward him.
Explaining on the video, which he uploaded January 19, he had this to say.
“I was blocked by two trucks on south bound I-95 at exit 9 in NJ (New Brunswick exit). I only wanted to take a picture while i was awaiting for them to clear up… And then I heard noise from behind… I was barely missed.”
Barely missed is the understatement of all understatements. Since being posted, it has found its way to Reddit, where it gained than 600 comments in less than five hours and rocketing to the front page.
Many commenters were impressed with the calmness of the man videoing while others were yelling him to put down his phone.
Some believed he did the right thing by continuing on and not getting out to help.
“He did the right thing by continuing on and NOT getting out of his vehicle. He should have pulled ahead and called 911. It would have been certain death if he exited his vehicle in the middle of that madness, and if you think otherwise…then please make a video of yourself doing so. Just make sure it’s on automatic upload so when you get killed it gets up to youtube for all to watch.”
Some were very concerned with the blink-and-you’ll-miss it collision that the truck driver had with a car driving the opposite way.
Unfortunately, details from the videographer are sparse, and the New Jersey State Police did not return calls from Pix11 asking for updates on the collision.
It is possible that someone was injured, but until more becomes available, there is just the NJ Turnpike crash video to go on.
Here’s the entire thing, which runs less than a minute.
In another scary road story, around Christmas, the Inquisitr reported on a hellacious road rage incident, in which the young women shooting video were pursued and actually rammed by a woman in a truck before police were able to make an arrest.
If the NJ Turnpike crash isn’t adrenaline enough for you, I recommend checking out that one out here.