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Alabama trucker skillfully handles significant load shift at red light

A truck driver in Alabama experienced a significant load shift caught on traffic camera as he braked sharply at a red light.

What happened: The incident occurred on the morning of April 17 at the intersection of US 231 and Murphree Street in Troy, Alabama. The truck was seen approaching the intersection just as the lights changed, prompting the driver to hit the brakes hard to avoid running the light.

This quick action caused the cargo on the trailer to surge forward, crashing into the cab of the truck. The traffic cam video highlights the abrupt shift.

Stay cautious: Such load shifts can pose serious risks, not just to truckers but also to other road users. It's an example of how sudden stops can lead to unexpected and potentially dangerous situations.

Thankfully, no further details of any injuries or road closures were reported following the incident, suggesting the situation was managed without additional harm.

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