Video has surfaced online showing the moment the driver of a large semi-truck in Brazil runs a car off the road.
The video was filmed by the passenger of the car and starts out by showing the driver of the Volvo semi tailgating the car. Moments later, the truck pulls out from behind as if it is going to overtake, only to hit the car and run it off the road. The passenger continues to film the incident until the car comes to a rest down an embankment on the side of the road.
Local media outlet Globo has confirmed that neither the driver nor passenger of the car were injured, while also providing additional details about the incident.
The publication asserts the driver of the truck fled the scene but was stopped by the military police roughly 30 km away in the city of Cipó. Police tested the man and found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The unnamed 55-year-old was arrested and sent to a local station where he was hit with a fine and had his license revoked for a period of 12 months. Curiously, local media hasn’t made any mention of possible charges the truck driver was hit with in relation to this incident.
Either way, it’s fortunate that the driver and passenger of the car were not injured.