Battle between ute and truck caught on dashcam

Dashcam footage has emerged of a dangerous driving incident between a truck and a ute on a road in Sydney's southwest.

Battle between ute and truck caught on dashcam

Dashcam footage has emerged of a dangerous driving incident between a truck and a ute on a road in Sydney's southwest.

Police released the vision, which shows the ute and truck both travelling in the right southbound lane of the Hume Highway, Menangle on Saturday at about 6.45am.

In the video, the white ute approaches the rear of the truck from the far right lane, which appears to be a rest lane.

It then appears to attempt to overtake the truck, which can be seen veering into that same lane, preventing the ute from passing.

Another larger truck is travelling in the left lane next to the small truck which is swerving between the right lane and rest lane.

The ute then appears to accelerate to try and overtake the smaller truck in the rest lane.

The small truck appears to continue blocking the ute from passing in the rest lane, then the dashcam footage cuts out.

Police are now asking for any witnesses to come forward to help with their investigation.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Command said the incident could have added to the NSW road death toll, which currently sits at 116.

"We acknowledge drivers may experience frustrating incidents while they are behind the wheel, nothing is worth putting lives at risk," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Investigators have already interviewed the truck driver but are asking for anyone else with information to come forward.

Assistant Commissioner Corboy said the footage was first uploaded on social media and police regularly check these platforms for tipoffs on dangerous driving.

"As our investigations into this incident continue, I would encourage anyone who has footage of this event, or even those involved, to come forward to police," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

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