Dude, that’s my car!
A driver says he’s thankful to be alive after getting his car wedged beneath a truck and dragged for miles on a California highway — a white-knuckle moment caught on camera thanks to a quick-thinking motorist.
Brian Steimke, of Hesperia, Calif., posted video of the incident on his Facebook page on Wednesday, showing a four-door Nissan Maxima being pulled by a big rig on California’s Interstate 15, near Cajon Pass.
“They’re dragging the car, they don’t know what’s going on here,” Steimke said on the video, which has been viewed more than 1.1 million times. “Look at that — that’s on the freeway going up the Cajon Pass. Oh my God.”
Steimke then drives past the bewildered motorist, who is frantically waving for the trucker to stop as he looks directly into Steimke’s camera, saying: “He’s not stopping!”
“Why were you driving so far?” he asks. “Dude, the guy’s on the end of your car.”
“I didn’t know it,” the trucker replies.
“What do you mean you didn’t know it, dude? He’s on your truck,” Steimke said. “You need to get out of your truck right now. He’s literally on your truck.”
The driver of the Maxima told CBS Los Angeles he was a little sore but otherwise fine after the crash and happy to be home with his family. Both he and the truck driver asked not to be identified, the station reports.
The crash was not considered to be a criminal incident, California Highway Patrol officials told the station. Messages seeking additional comment were not immediately returned.