The incident happened in the outskirts of Riyadh and was caught on video by an onlooker. The video shows the Saudi teenager swaying his car sideways at extremely high speed and then losing control. The car jumps onto the opposite lane with oncoming traffic and crashes into the truck. While the truck driver escaped from any injury, the teenager was killed instantly according to the police.
This form of reckless stunt-driving is locally known as “tafheet” or “hajwalah” , where the car is spun around several times at very high speed. Though it is strongly condemned in the Kingdom and a Saudi youth was sentenced to death by beheading for killing two people with this act earlier this year, it continues to be a popular sport among youngsters in the kingdom.
The video may be viewed here: