Drivers Crash As Musk’s SpaceX Rocket Lights Up LA

On December 22, Elon Musk sparked fears of an alien invasion when SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched over Los Angeles, leaving with it a truly mesmerizing glow.

SpaceX’s launch came just after sunset during the peak hour rush in the bustling city. Thousands of locals were therefore driving at the time of the launch. Left dazzled, you can probably guess what happened next.

This dashcam footage shows a very curious driver expressing his intrigue at the rocket launch and as the light show reached its climax, traffic on the highway can be seen slowing. Before long, numerous drivers start slamming on their brakes as they approach slow-moving traffic. Then, to the left of the dashcam, a minivan can be seen slamming into the rear of a Toyota Corolla, spearing it into a large SUV.

Despite being so close to a serious car crash, the driver’s attention soon returns to the rocket.

Were you in LA at the time of SpaceX’s rocket launch? If you were, tell us about your experience below!

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  • ChrisInIL

    What a PR stunt this was.

    • dumblikeyou2

      And here we are. Stunted.

    • Moveon Libtards

      And the world keeps turning….And the masses wonder when Elon is going to pay back the American tax payer and actually sell cars.

      Master snake oil salesman.

    • Jason Miller

      No PR stunt. They launch from there several times a year, this was just a normal routine. It was just launched at just the right time of day where it’s mostly dark but the rocket would still pick up light from the setting sun, which created the light show and caught normal people who don’t follow rocket launch schedules off guard.

      • Jason Miller

        Then again even the guy in the video knew right away what it was.

    • S3XY

      You loved it. Next month Falcon Heavy at the Cape will put on a show 3x what you saw.

      • ChrisInIL

        Falcon Heavy is my favorite speed metal band. Can’t wait for the show.

  • Moveon Libtards

    “Elon, Elon, Elon…!!! Our fearless leader, Elon! All praise Elon our master!”

    Bradley the cult fanboy is uber excited today.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Chicanos…Huge accident where people are probably really hurt and need immediate assistance happens beside them….Chicano papa says, “Hey, maaaan, rook at de wocket….peepul need to paya attension” to his young family and continues on his way…..

    Classic!

  • Mark S

    It was a Launch from Vandenberg AFB, hardly over LA and it was announced. Not a daily routine but hardly rare as many Satellites are launched from this location.

  • BlackPegasus

    Near the end of the video the kid says “we need to see if our car has a dent.” 😄
    I found that so cute for some reason.

  • thunder bolt

    sue da MF.

    • Status

      Sue who for what?

  • jsz00

    Black driver didn’t even stop to check up the driver of the white Corolla… that dash cam could’ve been useful for witness and insurance purposes.

    • Michael Cohen

      Black driver, huh? I am pretty positive they were Latino. Not that it really matters what race they are, being an asshole is color blind.

  • Six_Tymes

    depressing to see how many idiots there are. no reason to stop paying attention while driving a 3 ton vehicle, surprised or not.

    autonomous cant come soon enough, all for the idiots.

  • Jay

    Nah it’s top secret testing by the government of extraterrestrial rocket technology captured from aliens. [you know people want to hear this instead]

  • US Cars

    Sting-ray Corvette C8?!

  • WOW, THAT’S FRIGGIN’ WILD. I’D HATE FOR THE CAMCAR DRIVING BEHIND ME, LOOKS LIKE HE’S LIGHTING UP THE ENTIRE ROAD.

    • its a dash cam….. camcar bahjaha its just headlights buddy chill

  • THE BAD PART ,,,, HE DON,T STOP TO HELP …

  • Vassilis

    Yeah that sucks…

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