COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - A Texas A&M veterinary professor is very fortunate to have escaped serious injury or even death when a cement truck tipped on its side and slammed into his car earlier this month.
Dr. Guan Zhu installed a dash camera in his car about a year ago in case he was ever involved in a crash. The camera recorded the cement truck barreling towards his Toyota Sienna minivan.
The driver of the cement truck ran the red light and then tried to take evasive action to miss vehicles already in that intersection, police said.
The truck crossed into oncoming traffic, tipped on its side and slammed into Professor Zhu's minivan. Zhu was not seriously injured.
When he later looked at his dash cam video, he was amazed.
"It's what happened, you know, I could not remember in my memory, a truck is coming, and I could not remember exactly how it happened and then the video says that's how it happened, kind of turning like 45 degrees before it hits my vehicle," Zhu said.
Zhu said he airbags deployed and he only got a small cut on his leg.
The driver of the cement truck also was not seriously injured, but police gave him a ticket. It took crews several hours to clean up spilled cement.