Video: Wind picks semi truck off ground, driver avoids tragedy

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High winds nearly took a semi truck off the road in western Kansas. The wind actually lifted the trailer off the ground -- and it was all caught on camera. The quick-thinking driver was able to maneuver the truck so that it didn't topple over.

Driving instructor Richard Noeller said it took more than skill to make that happen.

"The driver side of this truck the tire is already starting to turn toward the ditch," he said. "That's amazing."

Noeller said by jackknifing the truck, the driver used centrifugal force to push the trailer back down.

The driver was not injured.

 

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