Terrifying footage shows car being slammed into Roe Highway concrete barrier by freight truck

Michael TraillThe West Australian
VideoThe incident happened in Perth.

Heart-stopping footage has emerged of a hatchback car being pushed then crushed by a freight truck on a busy Perth highway.

The driver of the silver Toyota Prius said they were pressed — bonnet first — against a concrete barrier on Roe Highway for hundreds metres after being rear-ended by the truck on Roe Highway earlier this month.

“I was hit by a truck as I was driving down a highway at 90 to 100km/h,” the driver told Dash Cam Owners Australia, where the footage was originally posted.

“The truck changed lane into me, and then pushed me along for (about) 200 metres.”

The car was pushed from the left lane of the highway into the right, before slamming into the barrier and getting stuck.

SEE THE FOOTAGE IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE

The footage shows severe damage to the side of the car and it’s front tire deflated.

The video sparked debate over who was to blame for the crash on social media.

The truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback.
Camera IconThe truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback. Credit: Dash Cam Owners Australia/Facebook
The truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback.
Camera IconThe truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback. Credit: Dash Cam Owners Australia/Facebook/Dash Cam Owners Australia/Facebook

“How terrifying... I am sick of seeing these videos with trucks hitting cars in this fashion,” Nicole Sultana wrote on Facebook.

“Totally get there are blind spots but if the trucks just sat in the bloody left lane and stop hooning around switching lanes all the time this would not happen as often.”

The truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback.
Camera IconThe truck can be seen crushing the silver hatchback. Credit: Dash Cam Owners Australia/Facebook/Dash Cam Owners Australia/Facebook

Nicole Kitto said the Prius was not in the truck’s blind spot and the driver “likely” tailgating.

Steve Franklin’s first thought was the Prius merged straight into the truck’s path.

“Possibly right in front of the truck so it could have been in the blind spot the whole time,” he said.

“Be careful and don't assume you can be seen.”

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