Subaru WRX Driver Does A Stupid Overtake, Narrowly Avoids High Speed Head-On Collision

The driver of this black Subaru WRX clearly overestimated his capacity to keep the car in check, nearly losing control after managing to avoid a head-on collision.

Of course, he should have never put himself in that position to begin with. The dashcam footage shows us just how reckless he was in choosing to overtake the cammer without any visibility of what was coming around the corner. Which, in that case, was a Ford pick-up.

The video was posted to reddit by the same person who captured the footage. Apparently, they pulled over next to the driver of the Subaru further down the road, which is how we now know that the latter was in his mid 20s and had his 12-year old brother sitting in the back. He’s also described as being proud of the maneuver he had just executed.

While we’re glad to know that they were both OK, this kind of driving is plain irresponsible – not to mention illegal, as he crossed a double-yellow line.

Then there’s the speed at which he was going. It could have easily led to him losing control of the car, especially if the situation was more dire and it required more steering input or heavier braking. Sure, the WRX is one heck of a machine, and it can bail you out if you at least know what you’re doing. But there are limits to what you can and cannot do on a public road – and this youngster definitely overstepped them.


  • stelvio

    but, but, it’s AWD lol

  • Six_Tymes

    but hes a race car driver on a race track.

    what an idiot. should take is licencee away

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  • Wandering_Spirit

    Normally i am very tolerant of road heroes (having been one myself). This guy is on the idiot side. Genuinely. And he must thank his car….had it been a Mustang he’d have been flying all over the place.

  • ChrisInIL

    More idiots recording their idiocy.

    • rodriguez256

      But the video is from another vehicle….

      • ChrisInIL

        Sometimes, idiots record their idiocy themselves.

        Sometimes, idiots record their friends’ idiocy……….

        • rodriguez256

          So you’re now assuming the video is being taken from a friends car?

          • ChrisInIL

            Just as you’re assuming that it wasn’t, yes.

          • rodriguez256


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  • bxniels0

    Didn’t watch the video, just the animated gif. It could have ended do very differently. It’s still creeping me out.

  • Shahul Usman

    seems like I see this live all the time from people in the DC metro area….

  • Dennis James

    Lucky son of a b*tch 🙂

  • brn

    I enjoyed the audio. “Yep”.

    Would have like to have seen more than 15 seconds. Looks like he was going to stop and help.

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