KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A local truck driver on the interstate in Louisiana last week, when he caught a shocking near-accident on camera.
John Miller has been driving trucks for 30 years. He says he started using a dash camera about two years ago to catch sights he sees on the highway.
“I just got lucky and got this one,” said the Kingston resident.
Last week, Miller was driving on the interstate in Livingston, Louisiana when a chain of cars started to slow down for a sheriff’s deputy. One car began to swerve out of control before completing a 180 degree turn, stopping in front of another car.
“After it happened, I was like ‘did that just happen?'” he said. “I looked up and was like ‘I’m going to have to save that one. That one is for the books.'”
Miraculously, no one was hurt or damaged their vehicle.
“The person driving the black car is very good or very lucky, that’s for sure,” said Miller.
He later uploaded the video to YouTube.
So far, it has over 812,000 views.
“I didn’t know it was going to have the effect that it did,” said Miller.
He titled the video “NASCAR girl” because it reminded him of a NASCAR race.
“It looks like something that’s scripted in Hollywood,” said Miller.
He believes officers should pull over drivers on exit ramps or on-ramps.
“Is it really worth getting hurt for a ticket?” he said
Miller believes that giving someone a ticket on the side of the road does not count as an emergency.
“When a police officer stops someone on the road, it causes a rubberneck effect,” said Miller. “It’s human nature for people to start slowing down. It could have been worse than what it was.”
Miller also offers words of wisdom to other drivers.
“Everyone be careful out there,” he said. “Look far ahead, and not just in front of your bumper.”