The driver was able to maneuver the out-of-control rig for several minutes after its brakes failed.
A dramatic video of a semi truck losing its brakes and rolling down a Mexican highway was posted online recently.
In the footage, uploaded by Facebook user Noel Jimenez Santiago, the truck can be seen smoking and passing other vehicles as it rolls downhill at a high speed.
The truck, at some point, reached speeds of 100 mph according to the video's description. When it finally came upon a runaway lane, we can see how the gravel filled arrester bed was able to bring the massive truck to a complete stop. Luckily, the driver escaped unscathed.