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A tanker truck driver claims that he crashed into a line of parked cars because he was swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle — but recent dash cam footage says otherwise, according to the trucking company he works for and police.
The April 14 accident happened on West Inman Avenue near Madison Avenue in Rahway, New Jersey. Truck driver, Perry Shawki told police that an oncoming car passed into his lane, forcing him to swerve to evade it. Shawki said he then tried to turn back onto the road, but was unable and crashed into the parked cars.
The dual facing camera shows Shawki listening to music, then when the crash happens, he is suddenly trying to turn his truck back toward the middle of the road. No car is visible in the video.
The company that Shawki drove for, USA Carteret LLC. of Carteret, turned the dash cam video over to the police. After viewing the video, police issued him summons for reckless driving, speeding, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to stay in his lane of traffic.