This Is What Can Happen When A Trailer Steers A Truck

Somewhere in China, a man on a scooter’s quick thinking saved his bacon as tons and tons of truck came barreling down on him, after what looks like a catastrophic brake failure.

I’ve never ridden a Chinese step-through scooter, but if I had to guess I’d say running was probably the better escape-option than reaming the throttle. Luckily the rider felt the same way.

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As for the runaway truck, it seems as though the trailer’s brakes might not have been working enough or at all when the person behind the wheel mashed the stop pedal and sent the cab careening out of control.

Check it out at about 0:18 in – the truck pulls hard to its left but the trailer hardly gets unsettled at all as it overrides the front wheels completely.

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Scary stuff. Don’t forget to keep your head on a swivel on the road, even when you’re sitting at a stop light.

Hat tip to Creative Accidents, RT!

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL

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ramajastang
ramajastang

And due to his scooter being damaged, he didn’t make it to work.

And by not making it to work, he couldn’t build any iPhone.

And by not building iPhone, they can’t be shipped to the US.

And by not getting new iPhone shipment, the Apple store can’t sell it to some upper middle class yuppie.

And by not selling it to some upper middle class yuppie, the upper middle class yuppies 10 year old daughter throws a fit in the car.

And by throwing a fit in the car, the child distracts the driver.

And by distracting the driver, the driver doesn’t see the red light they are approaching at speed.

And by not seeing the red light, they run the red light.

And by running the red light, they smash into your mint 1993 RX7 turbo with the type r wing imported from Japan.

And by smashing your RX7, you die a little inside and your life is ruined.

Thanks Chinese truck with bad brakes.