A viral video has proven why following distance is important, especially when driving behind heavy vehicles.
South African Kyle 'Link' Suttie posted a video of a motorist attempting to overtake a large, slow-moving truck. It didn't end well.
A driver is seen attempting to overtake the truck with an abnormal load on a narrow road.
The vehicle edges closer and closer to the rear of the heavy truck, which appears to have its hazard lights on.
The small silver car tries to overtake the truck, but the driver loses control, collides with the right side of the truck and swerves off the road, through trees and into the bushes.
The driver apparently sustained minor injuries.
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