First, don't forget it was a very wet day and a very wet road, being Queensland and all. The tipper was empty, meaning no weight over either the trailer wheels nor over the drive wheels. You can see how quickly that traffic was banking up and it most likely being a 100 zone, he'd be closing on them at about 30 metres a second. You don't know at what point he started braking, nor do you know whether he'd had any cars suddenly swerve in front of him and hop on the anchors.
Finally, I doubt he had any say which way the truck was going once it was in a slide. It's basic instinct to try to pull to the left and I don't believe his wheels were turned either way, so I find it highly unlikely that he deliberately swerved into the oncoming lane.
It's all too easy to lay the blame at one person's feet or another's, without being there yourself.
Well done to TT (for once) for not trying to crucify the truck driving population in general for this smash but instead using it as a means of educating car drivers about giving trucks more room, especially when it comes to braking. I would have thought that those on this board who work in transport would be even less ignorant than TT, but apparently not....
Stay safe. Drive safe.
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