Toyota Prius Runs Red Light And Causes Three-Car Crash

The dashcam of a Tesla Model 3 has captured the moment an orange Toyota Prius run a red light and smashed into the side of a white sedan.

We’re not entirely sure where this video was filmed, but it does appear to be in the United States. What we can say for sure is that the driver of this Prius caused a totally avoidable, and potentially very serious, accident.

It’s unclear if the driver of the Prius made a conscious decision to run a red light or if instead they were simply distracted and missed it altogether. Whatever the case may be, they can be seen applying the brakes moments before T-boning the white sedan, which looks to be a Honda Accord.

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The force of the impact sends the Accord into the side of another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and it appears that the collision was hard enough to deploy the airbags in the Prius – and, probably, the other two as well.

Following traffic signals is not a difficult thing to do. In fact, one of the main reasons why there isn’t constant chaos on roads around the world is that signals control the flow of traffic and keep everyone safe. Well, at least that’s the theory – practice, as we’ve seen time and time again, is another issue altogether.


  • Six_Tymes

    put this in bing or google: Prius drivers are worst

  • Wandering_Spirit

    What happens when you put home appliances on wheels on the road. Its users think they are at home waiting for dishwasher to be done

  • charlotteharry57

    Umm…this might have been a medical issue. Especially since most of the Prii around here are driven by seniors.

  • robotlogic

    Many people that drive a Prius don’t like cars in general and possess very little driving skills. But I also was behind a lady today in an early 2000 Mustang GT who was a slow and selfish driver, she drove very slow in the left most lane of three for 5 miles and left 2 full car gaps in front of herself at every traffic light. I despise people like this.

    • RysterARCEE

      You may “despise” her now, but she is the type of driver you will appreciate when she is behind you and that gap keeps her from slamming in to you in the event she gets hit from behind. Driving slow in the passing lane is definitely a problem, but leaving a gap in front of her at lights is nothing more than a driver being safe and prudent.

      • scjeff

        It doesn’t scale if you are in a place with a lot of cars on the road. The gaps need to be filled to avoid complete gridlock.

      • robotlogic

        It only takes a few cars leaving big gaps to back up traffic at the intersection and hinder traffic flow. It’s just a self absorbed and narcissistic move. When the car in front of me does it I just keep creeping up on their rear bumper until they move into place.

  • bfm01

    Curious, where did the second white car that came in from the left..go??? Seemed to disappear.

  • Forget the cars, thank God that cyclist wasn’t a few seconds earlier…

  • Paul

    Prius driver went through that red as a beet. The cyclist says guess the
    actions over I can go through now. Wow if he’d been a bit sooner-Toast.

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