Canadian’s Reaction To Crashing Subaru WRX Is Priceless

We don’t envy anyone that lives in an area where roads are frequently covered in snow and ice. Not only are such conditions just plain miserable but they can also make driving extremely difficult and dangerous. Sounds like a frozen hell to us.

Driving on ice and snow requires practice and while many of us like to think we’re the second coming of Michael Schumacher, no one is (except his son, Mick). Mistakes are bound to be made and unfortunately for one driver in Montreal, Canada, a series of mistakes led to him crashing a recently-purchased 2016 Subaru WRX.

While the clip shows a WRX painfully rear-ending a van, that’s not the most interesting aspect of the video. Instead, it is the reaction of the Subaru driver just moments behind the impact.

While approaching a stop sign, the driver hits the brakes on what appears to be a thin sheet of ice over the road. Unsurprisingly, the aggressive braking locks up the wheels and the car begins to slide. Rather than releasing the brake and trying to swerve into the snow on the sides of the road, the driver pulls the handbrake, making things even worse. The Subaru then slowly and gradually slides into the rear of the van.

For the Subaru owner, it probably felt like an eternity as he slowly slid towards the van. He can be heard screaming “NONONONONONO” before impact. Immediately after the collision, he wails “OH NOOOOOOOOOO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”

While we feel for the man and his damaged car, the whole incident is absolutely hilarious.

 

  • Alberto Barrales

    Whatever vehicle it may be, if you love it than that’s a perfect reaction.

    • mm ds

      except if you tired of this, then doubt it…………. at least his safe from fatal incidents, not that car

  • Christian

    He could also say thanks to the van for not letting the Subi slide all the way out in the middle of the road…Jezz, Canadians…

  • Bill Nguyen

    Handbrake?

    • Matt

      It states in the video he used the handbrake.

      • Jay

        Yes he was asking why. As in why use the handbrake if you’re already sliding.

    • brn

      What good would the handbrake do?

      • Bill Nguyen

        Ah, I should have been clearer. I mean, I was surprised he used the handbrake. Doesn’t that make you slide more?

        • Ben

          Yes, it does. I had a friend who was killed in a car crash because a fool driving them back from work decided when the normal brakes weren’t helping them slow down for a curve a handbrake would be the ticket. It sent the car into a spin and crashed into trees.

          • Bill Nguyen

            That’s terrible, I’m sorry. I really wish we took driver education more seriously. For many people, the first time they slide or have to react quickly to something is their last time too. They have no idea how to respond and freak out.

  • salamOOn

    lame driving

  • Shtekeris

    Yeah people tend to forget that AWD is easier for starting movement in winter, but stopping is the same on all cars.

    • Pavel B.

      Unless you have winter tires. Makes a huge diffence in braking during inclement weather during winter.

  • Khanaar

    I’m surprised there wasn’t a ‘Tabernac!!’ Yelled out considering the location

  • Bo Hanan

    He had time to swerve into the snow for traction.

  • Six_Tymes

    twit. shut up and focus on your driving. could have taken foot off the brake for a bit and went into the snow for better traction. but, too busy talking like a twit

    • Matt

      Jeez is talking while driving a crime now? Was he supposed to know he wouldn’t stop at all? I sometimes wonder if you even have a driver’s license yourself.

      • KareKakk

        In my experience, many people runs out of intelligence every time they open their mouth to say something, I can’t help thinking the same chain of mental event happened here.

  • Matt

    He’s being sarcastic…

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I’ve seldom met a sarcastic Christian.
      They tend to be “holier than thou”.

  • Paul

    I could see that coming right from the get-go the way the road is shining back at us. Get off the brakes and go for the snowbank maybe.

  • brn

    Priceless? Annoying is a better description.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on

  • osbjmg

    Everyone has 4-wheel brakes. At that point, all you can do is use the go pedal and steer away.

  • Юрій

    It seems to be stoned riders

  • LouInPA

    The rear step probably went right through his bumper. Cha-ching

  • Sukhoi31m3

    This is why you pay attention to snow tire performance tests. And then make sure they’re on your car! Don’t know if this chap had snow tires or not, irregardless, they make a difference.

    • annon

      they make a difference yes, but even the best winter tyres will not prevent a car from sliding on ice when slamming brakes, for that you need spikes, which I don’t know if are allowed on Canadian roads?

      • Eric

        Varies from province to province. Quebec, yes, Ontario, No. Others, unsure.

    • Honda NSX-R

      He had winter tires

  • Honda NSX-R

    2Pac 👍🏼

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It’s two pack and he’ll be needing some of the front of the car.

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