iN VIDEO: Trucker swerved into oncoming lane to avoid head-on collision in Shuswap
An alert truck driver had to cross the centre line of the Trans-Canada Highway in order to avoid a head-on crash near Sicamous.
The near-miss was captured by the driver's dashcam and was shared to Skilled Truckers Canada – a Facebook page that highlights the risks of driving.
It happened on the evening of Oct. 25, according to an emailed statement from Skilled Truckers Canada.
The driver recording the video was travelling eastbound on a two-lane portion of Highway 1. He had to swerve onto the other side of the road when a westbound transport truck came traveling straight towards him. The close call unfolded in a matter of seconds.
The headlights reflecting off the road indicate conditions were wet.
READ MORE: Think your gas bill is bad? Try being a B.C. trucker
The other truck went into the ditch and the driver was OK, a spokesperson for Skilled Truckers said.
An officer with Sicamous RCMP said they don't have a file related to the incident.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Dan Walton or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.