Watch Distracted BMW Driver Rear-End NYC HELP Truck Before Flipping Over

This high-speed crash took place just north of New York City on the Taconic State Parkway and saw what appears to be a newer BMW X6 smash into the back of a truck, which happened to have a camera mounted at that exact spot.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, this crash occurred because of distracted driving, with the person in command of the BMW apparently unaware that he was about to crash directly into a HELP truck.

HELP trucks, by the way, are used by the DOT to clear broken down vehicles and keep all active lanes safe, which makes this incident a little ironic in nature.

The NYSDOT twitter feed had this to say following the crash: “Distracted driving is dangerous. A camera on the back of our HELP truck caught the moment when a seemingly distracted driver rear-ended the vehicle, then flipped over at a lane merge on the Taconic State Parkway recently. #EliminateDistractions”

The tweet was posted on April 9, though the accident took place on March 24, according to the timestamp.

In the end, it’s really hard to tell if the BMW driver even got a chance to hit the brakes and slow down. While the driver has nobody to blame but himself, we just hope he managed to walk away without serious injuries.

 

 

  • Leconte Dave

    Look like he was trying to dodge traffic

  • Adilos Nave

    That’s pretty much what my dearly beloved TT saw right before its untimely demise.

  • TrevP

    Typical. Driving too fast!

  • Jason Miller

    What I saw was 3 lanes merging into 2, and Mr Speeding BMW thought he could still get around the truck and at the last second found out he was dead wrong. Karma.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yep. He was going waay too fast. Should have braked hard versus swerving to find a way around.

  • Robert

    I’m not going to paint all BMW drivers this way, but most drive this carelessly – you can also include Lexus and Tesla drivers too.

  • Stephen G

    Too bad.

  • Uh9uhmus

    No surprises here. As is the case with most BMW drivers, neither the laws of the land nor the laws of physics apply to them. Until they do. Even then, I have serious doubts about an attitude adjustment.

  • PK

    typical bmw driver with a typical bimmer attitude! this is why bmw drivers are the worst in the world! the philadelphia eagles fans of drivers!!!!

  • NeoShark

    It’s strangely satisfying to watch the video

  • jason wu

    should’ve spend the money to get a driving lesson

  • Wandering_Spirit

    And why does this individual own a driving license?

  • Carl Sloan

    Instant karma. Nice!

  • Shobin Drogan

    Something tells me this is the same kind of guy who drives inches off of everyone else’s bumper & uses his highbeam if they don’t “get out of his way”

  • dumblikeyou2

    Ahhhh, the Taconic. So many antiquated, poorly planned highways in Westchester county.

  • 11thcommandment

    BMW=Deathmachine

  • Enter Ranting

    Schadenfreude.

  • As we would say in Greek… Μαλακοκαύλης!!!

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