Goddamn Japanese truck drivers ruining my Sunday!
More people need to stand up to these mechanical monsters.
She got hit by a truck and her body is still in one piece?
What a soft truck
These monsters have been hunting for much longer than we previously believed.
Are Japanese drivers really that blind?
This truck meme serves to illustraye why Miyazaki was right about the anime/manga industry. Otakus with no life experience chewing up and regurgitating each other's shit makes for entrenched and overused plot devices like the Dreaded Japanese Truck.
Whether or not he was on the phone, Kei would have been hit by the truck. He had the right of way and Kei stepped off the curb where there were other kids standing normally. You can't just magically swerve a truck 60 degrees in under a second and even if he had, a different part of the truck would have hit Kei.