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Man captures big rig pushing Mercedes down Texas freeway



SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Every Texan knows Lone Star state freeways can be harrowing places. One man captured Monday just how dangerous Texas roadways can be.

Adrian Lopez posted three videos to his Facebook page showing a big rig pushing a sideways Mercedes Benz down I-25 north in San Antonio.

The tires of the Mercedes can be heard screeching in the video, leaving long skidmarks on the road.

He wrote that the 18-wheeler had been pushing the Benz for nearly a mile.

The three videos Lopez posted had nearly 600,000 views as of Monday afternoon.

WARNING: The videos below contain graphic language

https://www.click2houston.com/news/v...-texas-freeway
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Now that is road rage on a different level. "Drifting" at a new level!


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Like a high-stakes version of a person with food in their teeth but nobody’s said anything yet, an 18-wheeler driver told police recently that he didn’t notice a car skidding along on the front of his truck as he pushed it down a San Antonio highway. The driver of the car had minor injuries, according to reports.

San Antonio station KSAT reports that the car, which looks like a Mercedes-Benz SLK from a few years back, was on Interstate 35 going through the city when this all happened. According to KSAT, the accident report said the SLK driver, Leon Morris, merged onto the highway from the right side as the truck driver, Raymond Morales, switched into the right lane. Sketches from the report recreating the crash show the vehicles merging right into each other.

Lopez captioned the video above saying the truck pushed the SLK for “like a whole mile,” but KSAT didn’t say whether the accident report had a distance listed. It did say that truck driver Morales told police he didn’t realize the car was on the front of his 18-wheeler at first. From KSAT:

Morales told police he didn’t realize he was dragging the Mercedes at first and tried to stop when he realized there was a car in front of his big rig, according to the report.

Morris was taken to the hospital and Morales was visibly shaken, but the report doesn’t go into further detail.
Dallas-area station WFAA reports that police said they didn’t think it was part of a road-rage incident, and Lopez didn’t seem to either. From WFAA:

According to police, due to the obvious difference in size, the 18 wheeler did not initially feel the crash and continued driving. A short time later the driver noticed something was wrong and immediately pulled over. There were no indications of any road rage and no intentional acts and the contributing factor was listed as driver inattention. [...]

According to Lopez, the Mercedes cut the 18-wheeler off when getting onto the highway. “They were too close to the 18-wheeler and ended up getting caught in front of it,” he said.

Lopez thinks it was the truck driver’s quick thinking that likely prevented a tragedy.
Lopez also told WFAA that while the driver of the Mercedes “seemed really scared,” he thinks the truck driver “kept it under control and he knew what he was doing to make sure no one else got hurt.”
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Morris was taken to the hospital and Morales was visibly shaken, but the report doesn’t go into further detail.
Yeah but whut about the CAR??
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Yeah but whut about the CAR??

I'd say it's toast.
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It will need tires.. looks like possibly right side wheels. and my guess is a door, door mirror and front quarter panel. possibly body work on the rear panel.

everyone makes it sound like it wasn't really a crash as much as it was a mild fishtail.
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Yah that’ll buff right out. Use 3000 grit polishing pads. It’ll look better than when it was on the showroom floor 😄
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What about the poor truck? Can you imagine how much Brillo the driver will need to clean off the scuff marks? The chrome will never be the same.
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Will be in San Antonio in early Oct, maybe I can pick up some new wheels 😀


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