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Man Seen Hanging Onto the Outside of an 18-Wheeler Truck

October 09, 2021

A news article published on reports that a man was seen hanging on to the side of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer truck while the truck was on the freeway.*  A similar incident happened two weeks ago in Atlanta, Georgia.  

According to the report, a shirtless man was witnessed sitting on the steps of an 18-wheeler and the man hung onto a mirror in a social media video. Law enforcement authorities are trying discourage others from trying the stunt.

Georgia State Patrol Officer Lieutenant Riley said, “It’s something I haven’t seen before and it’s obviously very dangerous.” According to Lieutenant Riley, if the turck driver has to make a quick maneuver to avoid a collision, the man hanging onto the truck fly off of the truck at a high rate of speed.

A second video of the same daredevil shows the man on more than one 18-wheeler truck. Lieutenant Riley affirmed that the Georgia State Patrol is citing anyone doing this since so many things that could happen.

This man was not the only individual to be seen hanging on to the exterior of a motor vehicle.  One man was observed hanging onto a MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) bus this week.

MARTA's statement said the agency reminded the public that the behavior is illegal and MARTA Police will review any footage to see if they are able to identify the person and file criminal charges.

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