TOTAL WHITE? Dashcam footage captures a traffic accident on a VERY snowy Alaskan highway as smoke from the wheels of crashed vehicles engulfs the car
- Footage from February 16 in Fairbanks, Alaska captures the road crash
- The dashcam shows the motorist driving fast despite reduced visibility
- As the car disappears in a huge cloud of smoke, it almost crashes
- Commentators said the driver should have slowed down on the road
This is the shocking moment a speeding motorist nearly crashed his car on a snowy highway.
Dashcam footage from February 16 shows the dramatic scene unfolding on the Johansen Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Instead of slowing down when visibility decreases, the driver continues to accelerate and almost crashes into other cars.
Instead of slowing down when there is poor visibility on the Johansen Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska on February 16, the driver keeps accelerating and nearly crashes
The motorist’s dashcam captures the 55 speed limit on the freeway at the start of the clip.
They pass two other cars which are in the other lane and seem to be traveling much more slowly.
Visibility on the road seems very poor but the driver continues to drive in the left lane at high speed.
As they continue driving, the car disappears in a huge cloud of smoke caused by other skidding vehicles.
Eventually the dashcam shows that the driver can’t see anything in front of him because the visibility has gotten so bad.
But the motorist does not slow down and the dashcam captures him almost hitting other cars and a truck.
Eventually the dashcam shows that the driver can’t see anything in front of him because the visibility has gotten so bad
The video ends with the driver backing into the left lane and continuing his journey.
In the comments to the YouTube clip, people lambasted the motorist.
One person wrote: “Whenever you have a dramatic decrease in visibility you need to slow down!!!!”
Another person wrote: ‘Call me conservative but my first instinct would be to slow down if all of a sudden I had zero visibility.
Commentators agreed that the motorist was going too fast for the conditions and were shocked by the footage.
Driver nearly rams into several cars and a truck after speeding along highway