When the team at BackTheTruckUp saw this video posted by @NJPier on Twitter, we had to weigh in on it. It seems an impatient driver could not wait behind a port trucker any longer. And then the fun began…
Never show off your driving skills on a busy street
The ports are as busy as ever on the East Coast, with the usual number of ships getting increased by other vessels that have detoured around the West Coast in favor of quicker unloading times. Unfortunately, it seems some locals can’t wait in the traffic as this prime example of impatience illustrates.
A driver of a pickup truck with a lift kit was in a bit of a rush to get home and just could not wait in line any longer. He made a quick juke to the left, and lost his control of the pickup.
A truck driver was approaching from the opposite direction, and from the video, appears to try and get into the right-hand lane. The pickup scrapes down the side of the tractor-trailer, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision.
The truck pulling the container unfortunately rolled over onto its side due to the maneuver to avoid the collision. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, according to preliminary reports from local media.