Dash-cam: A truck driver's best friend? - FOX 13 News

Dash-cam: A truck driver's best friend?

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BRANDON (FOX 13) -

When Kendal Oakleaf rolls down a busy road, he usually rolls the video camera mounted on the dashboard of his semi-truck.

That was the case on Monday, a few miles from home on State Road 60 in Brandon -- a stretch of road where he's always on alert looking out for other drivers.

"It's like they drive around in a daze," said Oakleaf.

The independent truck driver watched a white car drift right into his lane, then brush up against his truck. The entire accident was caught on tape.

The driver of the car, Liz Maira Betancourt, got out and started looking for witnesses, but none were needed because of the video.

A trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol cited her for an improper lane change.

"I was in awe, smiling mostly because I had it on video," said Oakleaf looking at the images. "I tell all my friends who are truck drivers: if you don't have it, it will be your word against theirs."

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