VIDEO: Pickup truck whizzes across seven lanes of traffic unscathed in Australia
28 Sep 2021
A videograb shows the pickup truck speeding across the lanes in Australia.
Gulf Today Report
Australian Police shared a dramatic footage of a speeding pickup truck crossing seven lanes of traffic narrowing missing some cars in a once-in-a-lifetime incident.
The bone-chilling video shows a Toyota Hilux pickup in Australia's Northern Territories driving on a sandy median, narrowly avoiding a collision with another car in three lanes of moving vehicles, passing two lanes of parked cars, bounce on two empty lanes then dive into a row of shops.
The driver of the utility vehicle was en route to the town of Darwin when she reportedly lost control.
She was unable to maneuver around the corner and crashed into a business, police said.
The two passengers, a driver and a child, were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with non-fatal injuries.
A combo image shows the truck speeding past cars.
"It is incredibly fortunate that no one else was injured in this incident," said Northern Territory Police Superintendent Daniel Shean.
He also reminded people to always drive with care and attention.
Social media users said they found the video fascinating, with many pointing out how lucky the driver and those of the other cars were.
"Watching the video for the 10th time #designated survivor," said one commenter. "I hope the owner of the store is well too.