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Illinois truck driver's quick thinking prevents crash after truck jackknifes

A dash cam video from Illinois serves as a strong reminder of the importance of maintaining a safe following distance on the roads, particularly for truck drivers. The footage from Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River bridge in Joliet shows one truck jackknifing before stopping in front of the recording driver.

What happened: As another truck ahead of him jackknifes and spins to face him, the recording driver's quick reflexes and proper following distance prevented a potential disaster.

Driver's insight: The driver attributes his ability to avoid a collision to his attentiveness to following distance and conditions, as well as his truck's disc brakes. He emphasizes the importance of safety practices, urging fellow drivers to "be safe, brothers and sisters. Make it home alive."

The incident, filmed on April 3, 2024, demonstrates in real-time how adherence to safety measures can have life-saving outcomes on the highways.

While the incident was alarming, no injuries have been reported, highlighting the effectiveness of the preventative measures the truck driver took.

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