Chantal Cheeseman was almost struck head-on by one other driver on Wednesday. (Carolyn Stokes/CBC)
Chantal Cheeseman was returning house for dinner close to St. Lawrence, N.L., on Wednesday, when a terrifying few seconds — caught on dashcam video — noticed her swerving to keep away from an oncoming truck in her lane, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision.
Cheeseman wasn’t the one fortunate motorist. Within the video, two different drivers swerve to keep away from the truck.
“As quickly as I seen the truck in entrance of me swerve I appeared forward and the truck was coming at me and I simply swerved off the highway,” Cheeseman instructed CBC Information.
Within the video Cheeseman is within the second car avoiding collision. The car behind her — the one which captured all the occasion on video — was clipped by the oncoming driver and ended up in a ditch, she mentioned.
It was a scary state of affairs for everybody concerned, she mentioned.
“I used to be eager about my life, actually. It flashed earlier than my eyes,” she mentioned. “If I did not flip my wheel as quick as what I did, it may have been a head-on collision.”
After taking a second to gather herself, Cheeseman mentioned, she checked to verify the driving force who was hit was OK, then known as the police.
She mentioned the driving force of the truck stopped a brief distance away, nonetheless on the mistaken aspect of the highway, got here again to the scene, gave the driving force he hit his father’s contact data after which sped away, all whereas she was on the telephone with police. Cheeseman mentioned police caught up with the driving force in Lewin’s Cove, about 5 minutes away by automotive.
She mentioned she hasn’t stopped eager about what occurred, and the way rapidly issues can occur when you’re behind the wheel.
“It isn’t simply wildlife on the highway. It is the folks, too,” she mentioned.
“At all times listen if you’re driving, particularly to the drivers. Do not cross on a stable line and do not cross on a blind hill. Like critically, do not be silly.”