Gotta Watch: Road hazards
A 2x4 flys into a car windshield.
April 6th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Road hazards

Things often go haywire on the highway but aren't caught on tape. Today however, we bring you three gripping videos that show what happens when things don't go as planned on the road.

Plywood missile – Our team at American Morning showed this harrowing clip where a woman filming two trucks on the road gets a 2×4 through her window.

Flaming car rescue – This is one brave police officer. Here, he tells us about his decision to pull a man from a burning car.

New Bonnie and Clyde? – This video is as "Wild West" as it gets in 2011...except this was in North Carolina...in a Jeep. Here, a couple wanted for armed robbery completely bypasses a police roadblock.

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  1. Doug

    Having done a good 15 years of driving in one of the bluest parts on America, I really crack up watching a great American from the South watch NASCAR.

    They find the crazy moves of the drivers where they almost crash and wipe each other out to be so exciting, to me its boring, in the bluest parts of America Democrats do on the highways all the crazy crap those drivers do on that track. When you have lived it, watching it loses its luster.

    April 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bronco

    Really good photo shop work!!

    April 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Well Earned Bitterness

    Good grief, Neither of those two are "truckers". One is a citizen pulling a utility vehicle and the other is a flat-bed that the driver is not required to have a CDL for as it is below the GVW rating.

    For those of you that love to bash truckers lay down that sandwich you are about to put in your mouth. Everything you touch is transported in one form or another by a trucker.

    Believe me, you can't possibly hate us as much as I absolutely hate you...........
    Singed, Well Earned Bitternetss

    April 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • TawnyMarie

      Well Said!

      April 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LB

    I saw almost the same thing happen just west of Palm Springs, a few years ago. 2X4 went through the window of a sports car, killed the driver. I just drove on by, but saw it on the news, later.

    April 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Well Earned Bitterness

    Absolutely sloppy journalism

    April 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TawnyMarie

    Can't say I feel sorry for the dummy who was filming WHILE driving...Doesn't make her any better than the truckers...

    April 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • abel mendoza

      I agree, Miss goody two shoes was going to tell on the two drivers, what about her unsafe driving by being so close and of all things, filming. Had she keep her nose to herself, she would have been safely further back.

      April 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. VillagePeople

    In my mind all TRUCK drivers are REDNECKS !!! Too much NASCAR

    April 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Doug, exactly *what* does one's party affiliation have to do with the story? Oh, yeah, right...*nothing* except for your ridiculous agenda of trying to get people to use "DWD".

    April 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sean

    The real story isn't the 2×4 on the road. It should be the morbidly obese woman driving this car that felt the need to video two trucks on the road side by side. She was going to send the video in to the company to complain about their lack of courtesy according to her interview this morning. Probably kept her from another big mac and super size fries. What about her lack of courtesy putting lives in danger trying to video tape and drive?

    April 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
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