Dashcam video shows trucker try to avoid tree in heart-stopping near-miss


AUSTRALIA – A driver's dashcam captured a terrifying near-miss as a trucker tried to avoid a tree trunk lying across a bend in the road in Victoria, Australia.

The video, uploaded to Dashcam Owners Australia's YouTube channel Tuesday, starts with a man asking a woman who had parked on the side if she is OK. While the two talk, however, they hear the sound of a large vehicle as a tractor-trailer hurtles around the corner.

The driver sees the tree and tries to brake, but it's too late. What happens next could easily have resulted in tragedy, but, incredibly, no one was hurt, according to the Herald Sun.