Volvo Trucks release dramatic in-cab crash video

Driver well protected by Volvo FH in serious outback crash

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Volvo Trucks Australia has released video footage from inside the cab of a truck involved in a high impact collision, with the aim of reminding all drivers on the importance of putting their safety first.

Taken from inside the cab of a Volvo FH16 truck traveling at 85 kilometres per hour, it shows the moment of impact in the remote Australian outback during the dark of night.

The truck is hit by the fourth trailer from an oncoming road train, which had come loose and begun to sway across the median strip of the highway.

Despite the ferocity of the impact, the driver walked away from the collision unharmed.

Check out the video here:

Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia, Tony O’Connell, says safety is top priority for the manufacturer.

“The value of this video is that it shows how quickly an everyday drive can turn into an accident, through no fault of the driver.

“Safety is at the heart of everything Volvo does and a number of design features combined to ensure the driver was protected and walked away without suffering injury or worse.

“The critical life-saving safety feature in this collision was the three-point seat belt, without which the outcome for the driver would likely have been quite different.

“Put your safety first, put on your seat belt.”

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