Who’s At Fault Here For Flipping Over Mitsubishi Lancer Evo?

While cars don’t usually go belly-up after low speed impacts, we’ve seen multiple other cases where vehicles got flipped either on their roofs or their sides, due to a perfect storm of unfortunate events.

This particular incident saw two drivers making a series of mistakes that never should have occurred in the first place. For starters, the person behind the wheel of that EVO IX shouldn’t have been driving so aggressively, cutting across lanes like that.

Yet, it’s the driver of the red Volvo that is seemingly caught off-guard by the vehicle in front slowing down, with the avoidance maneuver leading directly to the impact with the Mitsubishi.

The Japanese car obviously took the brunt of that hit. Getting pinned between the S40 and the curb is what led to it flipping over on its side.

The Volvo also came close to losing its balance, although in the end it landed safely on all four wheels. This type of accident really highlights the need for semi-autonomous safety systems, or at least Lane Departure Warning tech.


  • Kaisuke971

    2 idiots 1 road

    • fgclolz

      Is that the sequel to 2 girls and a cup?

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    This type of accident really highlights the need for semi-autonomous safety systems, or at least Lane Departure Warning tech.

    Ok, I’ll bite. No it doesn’t, it highlights the need for people to remember what they learned in their driving test and ALWAYS apply it when on the public highway.

    • europeon

      The author is trully an idiot – I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but now I’m fully convinced of this.
      Nevermind it’s just a warning negated by the turn stalk activation, but how could have lane departure warning helped in this case where the drivers VOLUNTARY changed lanes?

  • Craig

    The Mitsubishi driver is 100% at fault.

    • Sébastien

      Not sure, I’d say he didn’t have right to go in that lane (continuous lane)…
      but that was seconds before, so he was already inside when the red car steered toward the black Lancer.

      Let’s ban human at wheel, problem solved

      • LWOAP

        There is no right of way in Russia; there’s you vs everyone else. 🙂

        • LeStori

          What you mean is a Russian is now always Right. They used to be left…

      • uS’gedlemba

        exactly! never cross over a solid line. they both did but by the time the volvo was crossing the mitsubishi was already in there. so not only did he not check his blind spot, he also crossed over a solid line.

    • Dubble Bubble

      Totally agree.

    • Jay

      I agree partially. It was a dumb move to begin with but the red car still was at fault. had they checked there mirrors first or looked at all they would’ve seen the evo. The Evo wouldn’t have flipped had the red car not pushed it into the curb.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      how is the lancer at fault?

      • LeStori

        At the point of accident, the Lancer is not at fault, but their actions actually set up the reason for the collision. They never went to defensive driving school or if they did, they failed. The end result was they enjoyed an SUV moment. Rolling.

      • Craig

        The person in the Lancer was breaking the law – speeding and making illegal lane changes. He literally stole that space that rightfully belonged to the person in the Volvo.

        • Shobin Drogan

          The Volvo driver also failed to signal and pulled out at the last minute without checking his mirrors because he couldn’t brake in time, obviously must’ve been distracted. In such cases the court may split the damage cost to 50/50 for both drivers.

        • Knotmyrealname

          Neither the EVO or the Volvo ‘have the right’ to enter that lane. It has a solid line and dashed line to it’s right, which means drivers can cross from right to left, but not left to right.

          • Craig

            I would argue that given that the single solid line is constant that a person CAN move into that lane [which looks like a bus and HOV lane] if they are going to turn into a parking lot or something. Fact is – the EVO driver had no right to be where he was. You’re not supposed to change more than one lane at a time.

          • Knotmyrealname

            I think the single solid line is a constant for the duration of the video and is there for a reason. Either way, if Russia follows common road rules, neither of them have a leg to stand on.


    And it’s in Russia. No surprise there.

  • Vassilis

    It’s one of those things I guess.


    yet again in russia

  • Nico van vliet

    Both morons cross the white line which i guess you are also not allowed to do in russia

  • Six_Tymes

    the fact that people are even questioning “Who’s at Fault” is a bit scary, only one person here got it 100% correct.

  • FlameWater

    If hoovies garage is watching I think he just found a new mobster car to buy

  • The Ballon that Got Away

    Don’t care, but kudos to the white ballon that survived the incident.


  • LeStori

    Where I live the Black Mitsubishi Evo is breaking the law by traveling across several lanes in one go. The Red car is at fault for not making sure there was no one passing them. The Filming car and the Evo seem to be in a race of some sort… So all three cars are breaking the law. The only innocent here was the truck driver.

  • Andrew Stewart

    Accelerating into a lane, which looks dedicated for turning at the next intersection, ( you need to slow down and probably stop before making the turn ) is indicative of ‘I am really late for something and I am taking the risk’, or juvenile stupidity ‘the road is my race track and I can go faster than everyone else’, oops! someone else had a moment of concentration lapse = bang!

  • Luc Helterbrand

    if it’s the same situation as in the states where you are not allowed to cross over a solid white line, then both cars made an illegal lane change…the volvo however made two errors… crossing the solid white line AND not looking before changing lanes and crashing into the black car. Either way it made me nervous just watching that shit show of traffic and I live in Atlanta!

  • Patrick Bong

    I blame the white balloon. Look at it make a quick escape after the accident!

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    red! stupid fool needs to check his shoulder.

  • datCubanguy

    We shouldn’t worry about who is at fault here,this is Russia after all,where 98% of drivers don’t care about any rules of the road.one rule they do care thou is the bigger their car,the more rights to the road they think they have.

  • Paul

    The black Mitsu is clearly at fault for his erratic driving and coming up from behind crowding out the other driver and leaving nowhere to go but for a collision to ensue.

  • Ben

    The EVO is driving aggressively, but the last time I checked, when Car “A” moves into a lane and bashes into a car that was ALREADY in that lane (Car “B”), Car A is the one at fault. I don’t care how fast the EVO was moving, it wasn’t so fast that it was invisible — the Volvo moved right without looking. That’s what sideview mirrors are for.

  • uS’gedlemba

    Both drivers drove recklessly and were totally inconiderate and disregarded the rules of the road but the one who caused the accident is the Volvo, technically speaking. Both idiots drove over solid lines, if they adhered to the rules of the road none of this wouldve happened.

  • KidRed

    Volvo is at fault. Driver failed to make sure the lane he was merging into was clear.

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