Footage Shows Cigarette Truck Driver Narrowly Escaping Risky Hijacking

Footage Shows Cigarette Truck Driver Narrowly Escaping Risky Hijacking

- A short clip of a cigarette truck driver making a clean getaway from hijackers has been shared online

- In the clip, a dashcam captures two gun-wielding men trying to stop the quick-thinking, driver who hastily reversed

- Locals have reacted angrily to the clip while also taking some time to discuss crime in South Africa

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A harrowing clip of a truck driver coming face-to-face with two armed hijackers has been shared on Facebook page SA Long-Distance Truckers. In the clip, which was captured by a dashcam, the two men can be seen approaching the driver with their guns drawn.

Footage Shows Cigarette Truck Driver Narrowly Escaping Hijacking
A truck driver successfully escaped a hijacking by two armed thugs. Image: SA long-distance truckers
Source: Facebook

The quick-thinking driver springs into action and starts reversing the truck, which causes the two hijackers to start running after him. Unfortunately for them, the driver makes a quick U-turn and gets himself to safety.

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"Cape Town. Delivery vehicle carrying cigarettes almost hijacked. Well done driver for getting away. Watch the dashcam footage here," the Facebook page captioned the post.

Watch the clip here.

The clip garnered many reactions from South African Facebookers who both condemned the criminals and commended the driver for thinking on his feet. Read a few of their comments below:

Jan Greyling said:

"Great respect for the driver. He acted quickly and with speed. Personally, I would have taken my chances and gone through/over those terrorists."

Carmen Muller said:

"Now that's good driving skills! Glad the driver got away unharmed!"

Richard Nieckau said:

"It would be so easy to solve violent crime in South Africa. Criminals and their tactics are so predictable. Fear works in all directions. We would only need a functioning and forward-thinking SAPS and other allied law enforcement agencies."

Anthea Wcroft said:

"Respect for the driver. Trusting that his employers recognise his bravery."

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In other Briefly News reports, a clip of a cash-in-transit vehicle that was ambushed and then run over near Archerfish Drive alongside the Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand on Tuesday this week was shared online by the Facebook page Cybercroft Solutions.

In the clip, a large number of locals can be seen both gathered around the CIT vehicle and inside it searching for any cash that may have been left behind by whoever executed the heist. However, there doesn't appear to be any left.

"Happened a few minutes ago. CIT van attacked at Archerfish Drive alongside Eskom Convention Centre, Midrand," Cybercroft Solutions captioned the post.

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