Police in Ontario recently shared video of a six vehicle crash as a reminder of the potentially catastrophic consequences of cutting off a semi truck.
The dash cam video was shared by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division on July 28 and features a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 401 near Pickering, Canada, on July 27.
In dash cam video captured at the scene, you can see a blue car cutting in front of a semi truck and then hitting the brakes, giving the truck driver little choice but to swerve to avoid a crash. The truck collided with a guardrail and jackknifed.
OPP said that the vehicle involved has been identified and that charges are pending.
“Don’t cut in front of vehicles! This is what can happen when you take away a truck drivers following distance,” OPP warned.
You can view the dash cam video below.
Don’t cut in front of vehicles! This is what can happen when you take away a truck drivers following distance.
6 vehicles involved, #Hwy401 shut down and restricted for hours during clean up and investigation. Vehicle has been identified, investigation ongoing, charges pending. pic.twitter.com/aRPmcMwiMV
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) July 28, 2021