It's a good thing this Missouri truck driver was paying attention. He just shared video of a near miss he had with a wrong way driver near Nevada, Missouri.

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This video was just shared this week, but the incident dates back to last summer. Here's what the truck driver said about what went down:

Driving northbound in Nevada, MO when this car going the wrong way on the interstate almost has a head-on collision with me.

NOTE: some very NSFW language which is understandable when you're potentially watching your life flash before your eyes.

Not a laughing matter as this wouldn't have ended well especially for those in that small car, but I can't deny that it reminds me of the famous wrong way scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Easy to shrug off highway encounters like this when it isn't you. My father-in-law was an over-the-road truck driver for years and I've heard stories about the near misses and accidents he witnessed. It's a career not for the faint of heart.

Fortunately, this trucker's close encounter of the wrong kind near Nevada, Missouri is just a sweat-inducing near-miss video moment and hopefully a teachable moment about making sure the on-ramp you're turning onto really is going the direction you think.

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