The footage shows a truck side-swiping a car.
The footage shows a truck side-swiping a car.

Controversy over truckie's dangerous decision

A TRUCK driver has divided opinion online after video emerged of the unknown motorist doing something very dangerous on an Aussie motorway, but not everyone thinks they are in the wrong.

Footage uploaded to the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page shows the massive truck travelling along the left lane on the M1 between Sydney and Newcastle.

The footage shows a red car indicating before moving into the middle lane from the right.

Just as the driver of the red car starts moving over the truck puts on its blinker and moves into the middle lane as well.

The driver of the car realised that the truck hasn't seen them and slams on the breaks to try and avoid a collision, but the truck still hits them.

The truck driver then speeds off without stopping to see if the car is okay.

Social media users were divided about who was in the wrong, with many claiming the truck driver was right because the car shouldn't have moved into their blind spot.

"That's why you don't change lanes in to a trucks blind spot. Common sense really," one person said.

"I'm sorry but this was the cars fault. They both merged about the same time and they merged into the trucks blind spot," another said.

However, other's believed the car was completely in the right.

"Mazda indicated & entered the lane before the truck even began to indicate. The Mazda was on the right side of the truck not undertaking, the truck driver purely didn't look," one said.

Another said: "The car is not doing anything illegal. It would be the trucks blind spot and the truckie should have checked his blind spot first before changing lane."

 

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