Intense dashcam footage has been released of a shocking accident that took place over the weekend. The footage was originally posted on Reddit and is now steadily going viral. The dashcam video shows a large semi-truck flipping and crashing into oncoming traffic in Abbotsford, BC. According to the post by Frost92, this accident took place on Saturday, February 9, in Abbotsford.
The dashcam footage shows an incredibly large semi-truck with trailers attached swerving and hoping the meridian. In the video, you can tell the light was yellow at the time the semi decides to cross the intersection. In the video, you can clearly see the semi entering the intersection and swerving to avoid a truck turning left. The semi then goes into the oncoming traffic lane where it proceeds to tip over on its side.
Abbotsford Police told Narcity that the accident involved five vehicles. The collision took place at the intersection of Sumas Way at Lonzo Road near the westbound entrance on Highway 1. The intersection was closed while the investigation was underway.
Abbotsford emergency services are responding to a collision on Sumas Way @ the w/b entrance to Hwy 1 (see map). This intersection is closed & access to Hwy 1 w/b & Sumas Way n/b from here is temporarily closed. Pls use alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/M71CJkaEGu— Abbotsford Police Department (@AbbyPoliceDept) February 10, 2019
Police have told Narcity that only minor injuries were reported despite the shocking reality. Investigators are continuing to investigate the exact cause of the accident. They are also aware of the dashcam footage that has surfaced and they're using it as a part of the investigation.
A #dashcam captured shocking video footage of a semi-truck flipping on its side and colliding with an SUV in #Abbotsford on Sunday. No news yet on the extent of the injuries, but in light of the current snowfall in #Vancouver, please slow down & drive safe everyone! pic.twitter.com/jbZj59kswq— BlackboxMyCar (@blackboxmycar) February 12, 2019
The video on Reddit has over 900 comments. Most people can not believe that the severity of the accident, while others are thankful that the vehicles were involved were large otherwise this could have had an alternative ending.
Others in the comment section are attempting to dissect the video and determine what went wrong.
Semi truck flipped over at Sumas Way and HWY 1 in Abbotsford. Fire and ambulance on scene within 5 mins. pic.twitter.com/XGnIbBFbOC— Darren Twiss (@darren_twiss) February 10, 2019
According to an interview conducted by The Abbotsford News, the driver of the SUV who took the dashcam footage is in shock as he thought he was going to die. While he said he is physically doing well, he is still recovering from the mental shock of the incident.