PETERS – Near-miss video reminds us how close we come to disaster daily

A CLOSE CALL VIDEO posted to YouTube this week has thousands of people appreciating the value of dashcams.

The video shows a car turning left from Highway 97 onto Highway 99, and nearly getting slammed into by an unloaded logging truck barrelling down the highway.

It’s completely understandable why the video garnered such a huge response.

First, it’s incredibly dramatic, and a miracle of physics how the two vehicles did not collide.

It’s a video that must be viewed several times to truly grasp how close the call was, and the factors that kept the collision from taking place.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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3 Comments on PETERS – Near-miss video reminds us how close we come to disaster daily

  1. Chris hasler // June 8, 2019 at 11:02 AM // Reply

    Turning left in n front of that logging truck was like playing Russian roulette…..

  2. That was way too close holy crap!! Their license plate is visible I hope they are going to receive a bill for at least 12 tyres with flat spots now and a shitty letter from some over important desk wallah at ICBC and a rate increase (that is deffinately willfully dangerous or negligent driving).

  3. Yes James you should have a conversation with several of my neighbors and their associates for instance, who insists in driving either too fast (30/km/h and the chance at survival is 80% while at 50/km/h the chance of death jump to 80%) or driving looking down at their lap…on a supposedly quaint residential road full of pets and young children…disaster can struck at any moment, but as the stats make it clear, death is avoidable.

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