Semi truck's bucked wheel collides with dump truck on highway

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 21, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A driver's dashboard camera in Oklahoma captured the moment a runaway wheel from a semi truck collided with a dump truck traveling the opposite direction.

The video, recorded Friday, shows the filmer's vehicle traveling behind and to the right of a dump truck traveling on U.S. Highway 266.

A semi truck traveling in the opposite direction loses a wheel, which rolls across the road to the dump truck and gets caught in its back tires.

The entire rear end of the dump truck bounces off the ground as it hits the runaway wheel.

"There was a dump truck to my left because he had to make a left-hand turn in about half a mile," the filmer wrote.

"A runaway semi wheel, complete with tire, veered over toward the dump truck and me from the westbound lanes. I only had time to avoid the wheel. The dump truck did not fare so well because he was not as agile. He took the hit of the wheel I would've faced had he not been there. The wheel rolled under his back wheels, lived the whole back end off the ground, and then the wheel shot back off and landed in the westbound lanes of 266. As far as I know, no one was injured, just shaken up. The dump truck was probably messed up from that though."

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