Terrifying moment car is almost wiped out by truck traveling on the wrong side of Queensland road

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Terrifying moment driver blinded by the glare of a truck’s lights is almost wiped out by a B-Double speeding on the wrong side of the road

  • Queensland woman lucky to be alive after she was almost wiped out by a truck
  • Jessica Hernandez was driving along a highway in Inglewood, in the state’s south
  • As she was driving up to a bend she noticed a truck tried overtaking another
  • The truck noticed the oncoming car and slowed down while veering off the road
  • It luckily left Ms Hernandez with enough room to get between the two trucks  

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A Queensland woman is lucky to be alive after her car was almost wiped out by a truck driving at high speeds on the wrong side of the road late at night.

Jessica Hernandez, 18, was driving along a highway in Inglewood in southern Queensland at 9pm on January 7. 

As she was driving up to a bend she noticed a B-Double truck travelling in the opposite direction with blinding lights.

A Queensland woman is lucky to be alive after her car was almost wiped out by a truck driving at high speeds on the wrong side of the road late at night

But as she drove closer to the truck Ms Hernandez noticed a second set of headlights coming around the first truck. 

‘Truck…truck…that’s really blinding,’ a male voice can be heard saying.

‘F**k… is that two trucks?’    

Dashcam footage shows the truck slowing down as it veers off the road to let Ms Hernandez’s car past.

There was luckily enough room between the two trucks for Ms Hernandez to drive onto the wrong side of the road and squeeze her car through. 

Terrifying moment car is almost wiped out by truck traveling on the wrong side of Queensland road

Jessica Hernandez (pictured) was driving along a highway in Inglewood in southern Queensland at 9pm on January 7

Her speed dropped from 100km/h to 60km/h in a matter of seconds, but she managed to keep control of the vehicle, which was towing a trailer.

‘The truck is moving, you can see the water his tyres are kicking up, he had also applied brakes when he saw us,’ the 18-year-old wrote on Facebook.

She also noted the road had double white-unbroken lines coming around the corner, meaning no vehicle should be overtaking in the left lane. 

Police are aware of the nerve-wracking near-miss, but it’s unlikely they will be able to track down the trucks, she said on Facebook. 

‘I have reported it to police but with no number plate or company visible, there is not much they can do unless I can get that information,’ she wrote. 

Terrifying moment car is almost wiped out by truck traveling on the wrong side of Queensland road

There was luckily enough room between the two trucks for Ms Hernandez to drive onto the wrong side of the road and squeeze her car through

Terrifying moment car is almost wiped out by truck traveling on the wrong side of Queensland road

Her speed dropped from 100km/h to 60km/h in a matter of seconds, but she managed to keep control of the vehicle, which was towing a trailer

She posted the footage to Facebook, receiving more than 200,000 views and 4,200 shares.

Many in the comments were shocked by the truck driver’s actions, but applauded Ms Hernandez’s control of the vehicle.

‘Good driving young woman, you kept your cool in a very scary situation,’ one user commented.

‘Great driving Jessica, it could easily have ended in tragedy,’ another wrote.

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