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This Russian Truck Driver Should Be Dead

I'm pretty sure that at this point every single driver in Russia has a dashcam recording every white-knuckle death ride on the country's notoriously psychotic roadways. All praise to the driver behind this video for jumping on the bandwagon, because it...

I’m pretty sure that at this point every single driver in Russia has a dashcam recording every white-knuckle death ride on the country’s notoriously psychotic roadways. All praise to the driver behind this video for jumping on the bandwagon, because it’s got to be the most ridiculous footage I’ve seen yet.

The tractor-trailer our driver is following swerves to left for some reason (it looked like traffic might have stopped suddenly in front of him, but normally you’d swerve towards the shoulder, not oncoming traffic) right into the path of another oncoming semi. The oncoming truck drills the swerving trailer, and the driver is ejected through the windshield. Normally you’d expect the guy to be shredded to pieces and possibly crushed to the size of a soda can, but somehow this dude went flipping out the windshield, landed on his feet and walked away. Maybe he’s a former gymnast?

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