As if making one big mistake behind the wheel wasn’t bad enough, this footage just goes to show how “easy” it is to compound it into something a lot worse, with unpredictable consequences.
The driver of the white Mini Countryman swerved to avoid rear-ending the car in front, only to find themselves directly in the path of a dashcam-equipped vehicle (possibly a crossover judging by the height of the windshield), whose driver was unable to react in time.
Human error at its finest?
Even though the Mini driver was clearly at fault here, we can’t really blame them for swerving in the first place, after all, it’s instinctual and they may not have had time to gauge the speed and distance of the cammer – if they even checked their mirrors that is.
The real issue is the lack of attentiveness in the first place. They should have been completely focused on the road ahead and maintaining a safer distance to the car in front.
Speaking of not focusing on the road ahead, the driver of the dashcam car was also a little slow to react to what happened. It took him nearly 2 seconds to climb on the brakes, at which point the crash became unavoidable.
Even though the impact itself looked pretty harsh (both the Countryman and the cammer were propelled directly into the concrete barrier), we hope that everyone involved made it out without any serious injuries.