BMW driver's dangerous move forces truck off highway

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Police have released the chilling dashcam footage of a car speeding in the wrong lane of a NSW highway, which forced a truck to swerve off the road and crash.

On Thursday at around 3pm, emergency services responded to reports of a truck which had been forced off the Monaro Highway near Chakola.

When officers attached to Monaro Police District arrived at the scene, they found the Isuzu truck in a ditch and on its side.

A driver on the wrong side of the road forced. a truck driver to make a split-second decision, which saw them roll into a ditch. Source: NSW Police
A driver on the wrong side of the road forced a truck driver to make a split-second decision, which saw them roll into a ditch. Source: NSW Police

Paramedics treated the driver at the scene for a head injury.

On Friday, police released dashcam footage of the incident in the hopes of locating the driver of the white car seen in the video.

Police said the driver was possibly driving a BMW X3 SUV.

In the video, the driver is seen heading south in the northbound lane, coming up next to another vehicle, trying to overtake it.

In the northbound lane is the Isuzu truck, the driver of which is forced to take "evasive action" to avoid colliding with the oncoming driver.

The truck driver is forced onto the shoulder of the road, the vehicle then flips and rolls into the ditch.

Police said the driver in the white car continued south and did not stop to render assistance.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information about the white vehicle – or additional footage - to contact Monaro Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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