This Runaway Ramp Definitely Saved Him

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

While big truck might be equipped with big brakes, that isn’t to say that these things can lay into the braking system over long periods of time. It might just happen that the friction eventually gets to them and causes too much heat which causes the systems to fail in a hurry. This is why you see the runaway truck ramps on roads that have quickly changing altitude.

This time, we check in as a runaway truck actually does have to use one of these ramps and the scene is nothing short of terrifying as this braking failure really comes to life. We join in on the scene as a following car chases the semi truck with smoke flowing out from underneath it as the brakes have failed or are coming incredibly close to it.

All that the driver can really do here is make sure that he doesn’t run into anything while keeping the heavy load upright and doing his best to search out a runaway ramp. If any of those steps fails, he could be running into a pure catastrophe in so many different ways.

Check out the video below as the driver does figure out a way to escape disaster and guide the truck to a ramp. This guy should consider himself incredibly lucky because, with one false move, everything could have ended in an incredibly different manner.