Ever wonder how suddenly you can lose control of a vehicle on black ice? Pretty damn quick, as this dash cam footage from an Oregon State Trooper shows you. One minute the guy is rolling down the highway, the next he’s t-boning a Toyota pickup truck that looks like it hit a patch of black ice. There wasn’t a road or driveway, so it’s not real likely the driver of the pickup just decided to cross traffic to drive across a field, especially in front of oncoming traffic.
If you watch the data from the vehicle sensors, it looks like the trooper swerved but never hit his brakes. Maybe he did, and the road was simply too slick for the car to slow down, which is perhaps the worst feeling you can experience behind the wheel. A full on impact at 55 miles per hour isn’t something I’d care to experience, and I certainly hope both drivers escaped the crash without serious or permanent injury.