Quick-Thinking N3 Free State Truck Driver Avoids Burning Truck Accident in Viral Video, SA Jokes

Quick-Thinking N3 Free State Truck Driver Avoids Burning Truck Accident in Viral Video, SA Jokes

  • A truck driver on the N3 in the Free State escaped harm when he reacted quickly to an accident
  • The man was driving his truck when he witnessed two other trucks come into collision, with one of them catching fire
  • Netizens joked that the man must have been scared out of his wits when he saw the accident

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, offered coverage of current affairs and societal issues during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News.

A truck driver on the N3 avoided an accident when he saw a burning truck coming to him
A quick-thinking truck driver swerved to avoid colliding with a truck on fire. Images: Hispanolistic and Andy Sacks
Source: Getty Images

A quick-thinking truck driver saved himself from a potentially lethal truck accident after witnessing two trucks collide with each other. One of the trucks caught fire because of the accident, and the driver who saw the whole thing stopped his vehicle just in time to prevent being caught up in the crash. South Africans had many questions about the accident.

Read also

George residents loot Bernini Spritzer truck in viral video, netizens joke: “Christmas box”

Truck driver avoids crash in viral video

@VehicleTrackerz posted videos of the incident on their X, formerly Twitter, account. The videos show that the accident occurred on 6 December on the N3 in Free State. In the first video, it shows how the crash occurred. The truck in the opposite lane suddenly veers into the oncoming lane and comes straight into contact with a truck. The driver swerved too late as the oncoming truck crashed into him. The oncoming truck then loses control and jack-knifes before catching fire.

The other video shows the observing driver's quick thinking, which saved him from being in the accident. Immediately after the driver saw the accident, he stopped his truck, unclipped his seatbelts, and jumped to the back of the car to avoid collision. Watch his video here:

Read also

22-year-old Nelspruit woman shot and killed outside tavern, SAPS issues warning

South Africans find humour in the video

Netizens applauded him for his reaction time and joked about how terrified he looked.

Prince Zulu said:

“Thank God he stayed inside.”

FlyZulu remarked:

“I can hear his heartbreak through my screen.”

Dw_IWNA laughed:

“The dashcam just took away all the spices he would add when telling the story.”

Seram observed:

“Dude doesn’t want to go to heaven. He better jump from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat.”

DanielTheTenth added:

“Driving in Mzansi is an extreme sport, neh.”

Ambulance quickly responds to Quantum accident

Similarly, Briefly News reports that an ambulance's fast response time to an accident was applauded nationwide.

The video shows a Toyota Quantum t-boning a car. Moments later, an ambulance shows up on the scene. While many praised the quick response, some suspected the accident may have been planned for content purposes.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU - click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!

Source: Briefly News

Online view pixel