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Dashcam Captures Head-On Collision With Semi

When a parent lets their teen get behind the wheel, there is almost always a certain amount of apprehension involved. Almost every parent experiences the fear and anxiety that their child will be safe and be able to get to and from their destination without incident.

In a story appearing on Long Island News website, for one Manchester, New Hampshire mother, seeing the dashcam video of her son hitting a semi-tractor trailer rig with his SUV and exploding into flame was her worst nightmare a that was one of “ disbelief and terror.”

released on YouTube shows the teen’s Jeep breaking apart and bursting into a mass of fiery wreckage.

Marc Cramer and his son John were directly behind Lachance’s vehicle and couldn’t avoid going through the wreckage. Though their own vehicle was also wrecked in the chain reaction, both managed to get out ok and with the help of another motorist who had been following the big rig, they managed to help LaChance by getting him out of what was left of his burning vehicle.

LaChance suffered third-degree burns over much of his body but is expected to recover. The semi-driver suffered only minor injuries. Although it is going to take a long time for him to heal completely, Sam and his family are grateful he’s alive.

So far, investigators have not yet determined what caused the teen to cross into the path of the 18-wheeler.

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