Not exactly recent as it happened many years ago, but it sticks in my mind.
One autumn evening about 10pm I was driving from the university I was attending to my parent's house. The drive is mostly two-lane roads through rolling hills and farmland. The speed limit is 90 km/h and I think I was doing about 105.
I come up over a low hill and there is an oncoming car with the high beams on. Ones with the extra-bright headlights. I flick my high beams on and off, but nothing. In the back of my head, something is bothering me about the whole situation and I ease off the gas, but it's downhill anyway so I don't slow down much.
Then, as I am about to pass the oncoming car, lights appear on the right side of the road, REALLY close. It was like a slow-motion video playing out, the lights resolve to the front of a tractor starting to make a turn onto a farm lane. Why hadn't I seen the lights before? Well, that's because the tractor was pulling a giant trailer(hay? manure? I don't recall), that has no lights and no visible reflectors (the back of the trailer was covered in black mud). It was a smallish tractor and a huge trailer, so the tractor was completely hidden and light leakage from the tractor's lights was drowned out by the oncoming high beams. Through squinting eyes I could just now start to see the trailer in my own lights.
So I am doing 105 km/h and the tractor is probably doing about 5 km/h right now. The tractor is blocking the right shoulder. The trailer is very gradually starting to open a bit of space on the left side of my lane. The oncoming car is about to arrive in the opposing lane. I brake and try to steer around the trailer, but the braking slows me down just enough that I am going to be trying to pass the trailer at the same instant as the oncoming car. I try to split the difference.
I still have the memory of the car's headlights going by so very close and fast. They must have opened up a bit of room on their side because I went through without any contract at all. My heart is going a million miles an hour and I pull off to the shoulder, but the other car and tractor are moving on like nothing happened.
I don't think the tractor driver noticed anything amiss, but I have to wonder what it looked like to the driver of the oncoming car. Here's a car closing on a clearly visible tractor as tremendous speed and not slowing down at all, then swerves halfway into his lane at the last second. If the tractor hadn't been pulling off right there, if I had been along a second or two earlier, if the other driver hadn't moved over a bit, it would have been a pretty awful collision and I doubt it would be obvious to the police why the dead guy in the Pontiac couldn't see the tractor right in front of him.