If there’s one thing you should never do while driving, it’s fleeing the scene of an accident.
It doesn’t matter if you’re at fault or not and if it’s just a fender bender or something more serious; you should always stay there until authorities arrive to record the issue and exchange your details with all parties involved.
Unfortunately, not all drivers are this considerate and hit-and-runs are all too frequent.
In New York, a number of roads were recently covered in snow, making for less-than-ideal conditions – and one such road is where the following incident happened.
Dash cam footage shows a Jeep Cherokee patiently waiting in a traffic jam when a Jeep Wrangler approaching in the other direction unexpectedly veers straight into the side of it, damaging the Cherokee’s doors as well as scratching and breaking part of the Wrangler’s front bumper and driver’s side front wheel arch.
Instead of doing what any responsible driver would, which is stop and exchange details for the insurance companies, the Wrangler owner didn’t stop and instead fled the scene.
Taking to Reddit, the owner of the Cherokee says he wasn’t able to make out the rear license plate of the Wrangler by the time he got out of the SUV. Additionally, the dashcam video won’t help to track down the Wrangler’s owner because the off-roader wasn’t wearing a front license plate.
It’s hard to tell exactly what caused the crash, but it appears as though the right rear wheel of the Wrangler slipped into a ditch on the side of the road, sending the vehicle directly into the side of the Cherokee. Which, of course, is no excuse for its driver’s behavior.