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Semi-Truck Nearly Blows Over in High Winds

by Matthew Wilson
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A semi-truck almost lost control due to strong wind in Southern California. Powerful winds rocked the semi-truck back and forth as it drove down the highway.

Fortunately for the driver, the truck managed to stay upright. Another driver, Erik, captured the moment from behind the semi-truck. He told TMZ they were driving onto the 10 Freeway in Fontana, California near Los Angeles. The incident happened on Monday (Oct. 26).

(Click here to see the video of the truck.)

Erik captured the semi-truck struggling to keep the trailer upright. He thought the truck was going to flip, but to both Erik’s and probably the driver’s relief, the truck stayed upright. Other semi-truck drivers weren’t so lucky.

Winds Also Flipped Two Semi-Trucks in the State

On reportedly the same day, Fox LA reported two semi-trucks flipped on the side of the interstate. A video showed the trucks on their side along “210 and Day Creek Boulevard” in Rancho Cucamonga, California. A tow truck came out to remove the semi-trucks from the side of the road.

The Santa Ana wind gusts reached 96 miles per hour on that day. According to AccuWeather, Santa Ana winds are dangerous, high-speed winds in Southern California. The winds usually come from mountain ranges to the east and blow towards the coast. They form due to areas of high pressure in the area.

The peak season for Santa Ana winds is in the month of October. But wind gusts have been known to happen in early or late spring. Wind speeds can be so strong that limbs break. As reported by The Guardian, the Santa Ana winds come at a crucial time in the state. The winds have helped in the spread of wildfires as overworked firefighters attempt to put out the blazes. This has been a historic year for California in regards to fires.