An SUV flipped over on its side during a multiple car crash on the 134 freeway in California earlier this month, catching fire shortly after its momentum brought it to a stop.
The incident was caused by the driver of a silver sedan who ran into the back of the red SUV for no apparent reason. At the very last moment, the driver at fault did attempt to go around the SUV, but at that point it was already too late.
Footage captured via dashcam also shows the moment in which the rear end of the overturned SUV catches fire, which was pretty much as soon as the vehicle came to a complete halt. Unfortunately that was also when the cammer got a little spooked and drove off without filming what happened next – hopefully a swift rescue attempt courtesy of other drivers is what ensued.
It’s accidents such as this one that prove just how one mistake can be compounded into another, causing a chain reaction that ends with someone else paying for your lack of attentiveness.
This incident took place at relatively low speed (for a freeway), and started with an otherwise simple rear-end collision. Unfortunately, the ending was a lot more complex and rather unexpected, which just goes to show how you should never take any situation for granted while behind the wheel of a car.