Truck crash blocks freeway in both directions: compact car narrowly avoids destruction

A truck accident on National Highway One in Tainan City blocked traffic in both directions this afternoon, and dashcam footage showed one driver narrowly escape being hit by a flying axle and wheel set.

At around 2:00 pm the driver of a semitrailer carrying scrap metal lost control of his vehicle due to a left front tire blowout at the 331 kilometer mark. The truck veered into the central traffic divider, leaving the trailer tipped over, and the cab in oncoming traffic lanes.

A set of dual wheels on an axle flew off the truck and bounced into the path of vehicles in the southbound lanes. The driver of a compact hatchback was seen braking and veering right to narrowly avoid her small car being hit by the flying wheels.

truck axle and wheels bouncing towards compact car

Fortunately, the driver of the semi-trailer was only slightly injured, and there were no other casualties.

Traffic was backed up in both north and southbound lanes until the wreckage was finally cleaned up at around 4:00 pm.

traffic jam at site of freeway accident
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