A trucking official in Arizona is applauding professional truck drivers in the wake of alarming footage depicting a pedestrian dodging traffic on a busy highway.
Fox 5, was sent dash cam footage taken in the West Valley in Phoenix, Arizona showing a person weaving between traffic on Interstate 10. Miraculously, the man was not injured and no accidents occurred, but the footage has trucking officials alarmed and thankful for the skills of truckers.
In the video, the pedestrian stands straddling lanes, narrowly avoiding a crash with a truck ahead of him and the one filming just behind him.
“I was just astounded by the video. Thank goodness everyone is OK, and I didn’t get this call of ‘we were in this horrific accident because somebody was on the freeway, jumping in between lanes,’” said Tony Bradley, President and CEO of the Arizona Trucking Association.
“Thank god for professionally trained drivers. There were a lot of commercial trucks on that freeway. You didn’t see them overreact, slam on their brakes, hit another vehicle because somebody was trying to run across lanes of traffic, which is something an untrained driver might have done is try to swerve and over-correct, and it could have been a horrific accident,” he continued.
“You can’t fix stupid, and when somebody is out there, running on a freeway, that is a really hard thing to train. You just have to make sure that they are trained in instincts that are being calm and not overreacting kick in.”
“They don’t realize they are putting other people in jeopardy,” said Bradley. “They are putting other people at risk.”
Watch the video below.