A resident of the lower mainland sent Global News dashcam footage of a close call he had while traveling along Highway 16 in BC’s Interior.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said the incident happened in late September while he and his wife were driving east of McBride when a truck driving in the opposite direction ran into their lane.
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The man said the incident happened quickly, with both vehicles driving the speed limit of 100 km / h, but that he repeatedly honked the horn to warn the oncoming westbound driver.
The man said he had two choices to avoid a collision: drive into the opposite lane or shoulder, or drive onto his shoulder. He chose the latter and prevented a possible frontal collision.
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Although the incident happened quickly, the man said he noticed that the other driver’s head was down along with slanted shoulders,
The man said the tooting seemed to help as the truck corrected its position, albeit after they had passed each other.
The man said he sent the video to Global News as a reminder that other motorists should always be alert when traveling on BC highways.
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