Semi Truck Pushing A Car At 60 MPH

Submitted by: joey7415963 6 years ago

Just another day on the highway...
There are 42 comments:
Female 1,324
that is not gonna be good for those tires >>
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Male 3,915
holy damn! someone explain!!
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Male 11
Yes its real I live in the uk, And its been on the news and everything
And Semi- Truck : Lorry In uk
Highway : Motorway in uk aswell
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Male 12,365
[quote]guess Lorry=semi-truck[/quote]

A lorry is any large heavy-duty commercial road vehicle. Basically, anything that isn`t a bus/coach and is bigger than a van.

You might also hear people from the UK calling something an `artic`. It`s short for `articulated lorry`, i.e. a lorry that bends around a joint rather than being wholly rigid. I think that`s what you`d call a semi-truck. Seperate cab and trailer sections, right?

I`ve no idea why you call them trucks and we call them lorries. So I`ll look it up.

Hmm...etymology of `lorry` is uncertain. Possibly from `lurry`, a word that fell out of use long ago and means `to pull`. `Truck` goes way back to an ancient Greek work meaning `wheel` and is an older term for a vehicle in the UK. `Truck` was replaced by `lorry` after the American revolution, which explains why `lorry` isn`t used there.
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Male 25,416
is that real?
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Male 73
????? whatha...huh?
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Male 2,690
Wth...does he just not see?!
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Male 794
the passengers of the little car, were praying a lot, and needed new underwear
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Male 3,364
A similar thing happened to us....just not 60 mph!
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Male 1,557
Lorry on the motorway, not semi on the highway! Tsk tsk tsk! ;)

The truck shouldnt be blamed though, quite a high blind spot, and the little car probably cut in too close.
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Male 985
Just your run of the day, car being pushed by semi truck on a hi way
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Male 1,108
Red lorry yellow lorry, red lorry yellow lorry, repeat fast.
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Male 4,014
heh, lorry
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Male 15,510
Cmon guys, everybody can have a bad day
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Male 670
yeah sourkrater, people in the uk call a truck a lorry. btw all ghillied up is my favourite mission
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Male 894
wow. i`ve never heard it called a Lorry. well, maybe once, on COD4 Modern Warfare, "dont fire on the 2 by the lorry" i totally thought the dude was talkin about the pond they were throwin bodies into. guess Lorry=semi-truck
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Male 3,431
He never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears...
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Male 72
@LameName that would be because it happened in England where we use 999, only needs one button three times, even simple people like you can manage that
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Male 341
I wonder how many pounds of shat those people in the car shat in their pants during that.
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Male 722
I wanna know how that got there without the semi-truck driver knowing..
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Male 18
@Angilion

Thank you for an explanation from a physics point of view.
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Male 18
News article

For those of you who are too lazy to do a bit of research before "shopped" trolling...
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Male 17,512
:-O :-O :-O :-O :-O
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Female 238
why didn`t they call 911 instead of filming like a bunch of prats?
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Male 66
It is raining, so I can see why there is very little/no tire smoke, but considering the truck`s a cabover, I find it very hard to believe the driver didn`t notice the car at all, or the extra drag from it.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I see no smoke or sparks from the tyres, there would be either a shed load of smoke coming from them (google burnout) or sparks, google rim grinding (no not that type, perv) if this was real.[/quote]

It`s real. Either that or a superb fake that the news media and police are collaborating on and no-one has done any checking on. The news stated that the police were called in by drivers who saw it happening, so even if the news media was lying, someone would have checked with the police.

The road looks wet, which is to be expected in England. So the car could easily be aquaplaning. Tyres are relatively bad at getting grip sideways (especially in the wet) because they`re designed to get grip when going forwards or backwards.
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Male 57
ummmm go buy a lottery ticket. asap.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Whoa! I don`t get it. How is this possible?[/quote]

Lorries have a huge amount of torque, suitable for hauling many tonnes of stuff around. Pushing an extra tonne and a bit that only had a few square inches touching a smooth surface (i.e. tire contact with a very good road) would make very little difference. If the lorry was doing the standard 55mph cruising speed (as it would be on a motorway) and the car was doing very slightly less when they collided, the impact would be very slight because the relative speed would be very small, maybe only 1 or 2 mph. The car would be jolted, the lorry would be affected so little that the driver wouldn`t notice (because of the much greater mass of the lorry).

I`d question how the initial collision could occur, but it`s not surprising after that.
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Female 269
Sadly, I`ve done this. Only at 40 mph, mind you, but it`s really, really hard for a truck to see someone in front of them. The only way I realized it is because I had my windows open, and heard the sound of the tires going sideways. Everyone walked away unhurt from my experience, but it was still scary, no doubt.
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Male 256
I see no smoke or sparks from the tyres, there would be either a shed load of smoke coming from them (google burnout) or sparks, google rim grinding (no not that type, perv) if this was real.
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Female 134
Whaaaat
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Male 58
actually it ain`t shopped. it was all over the news today.
but I suppose, to some..everything is shopped
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Male 422
Shopped :)
Its just there would be so much smoke from the tires, and the driver would definately notice, assuming he drives that truck everyday
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Male 583
the truck driver couldn`t see the car(it was out of his visibility). He did finally realise and stopped and amazingly the guy in the car was unhurt
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Male 48
Like the Griswald famiy stuck under the logging truck in Christmas Vacation.
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Male 522
I would flip poo if that happened to me
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Male 3,255
This happened to a friend of mine, was pushed for about a minute before the truck driver realized. The truck driver turned into my friends lane behind him and clipped bumpers. I`ll see if I can find any of the photos of it.
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Male 4,807
And not slowing down?? Must have a dead line!
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Male 416
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Male 10,440
Whoa! I don`t get it. How is this possible?
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Male 1,153
haha good old yorkshire
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Male 174
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