Spider I posted this a while back not sure you ever saw it. I was coming back from Disneyland about a month ago at night with my family coming down the north side of the Grapevine here in Ca when I noticed the runaway truck ramp off the left side of the road which I thought was interesting because I always remember them being off to the right when I lived in Colo.
Two minutes later when we were almost at the bottom of the hill a rig shot by me doing 100+ and missing my car and family by about two feet as the poor guy was doing his best to keep it under control in the far left lane swerving to the left guard wall to miss the car in front of him causing the whole right side to come off the ground amid the smell of scorched brake, grey smoke and flying debris everywhere. Fortunately he missed the car and the truck didn't jackknife. I think he ended up ok because we never saw an accident but I had to pull over for a while and my wife and I didn't speak for about 3 minutes. The kids were watching a movie on a dvd player so they never realized what happened.
Why post this here? Two reasons - 1. drive safe dude, I've never seen anything like that in my life and it has to be a truckers worst nightmare.
2. But for pure luck on my part that I didn't blindly pull into the next lane when he was coming down the hill and the skill on the truckers part not running up the back of us or we'd all be dead. Someone looked after us that night. But i do have a question would you at least try to honk and let cars know you were coming? Not a peep out of this guy.