According to police, a motorhome overturned on Interstate 84 in Oregon last Friday after swerving into a semitrailer. Oregon State Police released camera footage from the semitrailer that captured the incident.
The video shows a Tioga motorhome in the right lane attempting to merge into the passing lane just outside Pendleton. The rear of the motorhome collides with the front of the semitrailer, causing it to roll over on its side and end up on its roof at the edge of the road.
Authorities have ticketed the driver of the motorhome, identified as Michael D. Battle, 35, of Virginia, for making an illegal lane change.
The driver of the motorhome and four passengers, including three children ages 16, 14, and 2, suffered minor injuries.
Fortunately, the driver of the truck was uninjured, according to the police.
Authorities have expressed relief that the outcome of the accident was not more serious, given the nature of the incident. The fact that those involved suffered only minor injuries is considered a stroke of luck, highlighting the potential dangers and consequences of such collisions.
The release of the dash cam images serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and compliance with traffic regulations to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of all road users.
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