- A would-be hijacker found himself on video after a botched attempt to steal a vehicle
- The viral clip has amassed over 250 000 views on social media, and many people laughed at the attempted hijacker
- The man had to hold on to the exterior of the truck as the driver said in the video that he was going to increase the speed
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A would-be hijacker was filmed calmly hanging onto the side of a truck after he tried to take the vehicle by force.
According to the South African, the driver who is recording the video is speaking to the man and says:
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"You have to hold tight."
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Viewers left many comments; here are some of the best:
"This level of calmness and composure."
"He was being Tom Cruise."
"Tom Cruise has 48 hours to replicate this."
"He's eventually going to have to let go."
"He looks like everything is going according to plan."
"Those eyes are begging for mercy."
"Someone's situation in a relationship right now."
"Is this an audition for the next Fast & Furious movie?"
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Briefly News reported that dashcam footage shows when a motorist narrowly avoids a head-on collision.
The clip was loaded onto Vehicle Trackerz (sic) Twitter page and has been viewed over 45 000 times.
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A time stamp on the video indicates the incident occurred on Sunday, 11 September 2022. The location has not been confirmed.
The clip is an example of a driver overtaking a truck despite the road markings indicating a solid line.
Briefly News spoke exclusively to road safety organisation Arrive Alive's Johan Jonck, who said it's important to answer three questions before thinking of overtaking.
South African social media users, of course, weighed in on the situation that unfolded.
Source: Briefly News