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Wild video shows Florida man on hood of moving semitruck

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Dramatic video posted to social media shows a man desperately clinging to the hood of a moving semitractor-trailer on a Florida highway Saturday.

The wild, fit-for-a-movie scene unfolded just after 1 p.m. on the Florida Turnpike, and left onlookers stunned.

“What the f–k?” a man in a car who filmed the episode can be heard saying as the truck barrels down the highway, jerking back and forth in an apparent bid to shake loose the hanger-on.

“Holy sh–! Oh my god! “What are you doing?” the man says as he and a woman inside the car laugh in disbelief.

The video was originally posted to Facebook by Erik Morales and later shared on Twitter.

The man clutching for dear life had earlier hopped onto the hood of the northbound traveling truck and had begun punching its windshield WPTV reported, citing authorities.

A friend of the man had told police the duo were traveling southbound on the turnpike in a Toyota SUV when the man exited the car on a ramp, walked across the highway divider and jumped onto the truck.

A man clings to the hood of a moving semi tractor trailer on a Florida highway
A screengrab shows the man clinging to the hood of a moving semi-trailer on a Florida highway.Twitter / Erik Morales

At one point in the footage the driver of the truck even abruptly presses his brake, but the man holds on and screams something at the witnesses recording the encounter.

The truck traveled from mile marker 86 to 95 with the man atop the hood before a Florida highway patrol trooper pulled the big rig over.

The man was taken to hospital and no arrests were immediately made.



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