Head-On Collision Might Have Been Caused By Tunnel Operator’s Mistake

A forceful collision took place late last month in a tunnel, where a dashcam-equipped vehicle simply couldn’t avoid getting hit by an incoming black crossover.

Now, while it may seem as though the latter was in the wrong, according to multiple Redditors there’s a chance tunnel operators may have been responsible for this accident, especially given the late hours at which it took place (1:27 AM).

Some think that if the lanes were reversible and an operator made the mistake of letting traffic through on both sides, then that would mean that neither driver is at fault for what happened. Of course, we have no way of knowing if that’s indeed the case.

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The only thing that’s made clear by the footage is that both drivers attempted to avoid the crash, but unfortunately both had the same idea in using the opposite lane in order to steer clear. By the time the driver of the crossover attempted to move back to the right, it was already too late.

The vehicles made contact in pretty much the worst way possible – a small overlap impact. The reason why this is worse than a full head-on crash and even worse than a moderate overlap impact is because your car ends up utilizing a much smaller percentage of its deformable structure in order to absorb the forces of the collision, which is very bad for the occupants…

We can only hope that all individuals involved made it out without any serious injuries.

 

  • Alexandro Pietro

    Americans make tunnels ,but don´t know operate…INNUTIL…

    • badcyclist

      Exactly. It is also possible, however, that Italians all your bases are belong to us…&^%$#…

  • Paul

    I first thought the story line was screwy but after the video and seeing all those dividing posts I realized you can’t pass another car going the same way without getting those, so yeah somebody other than the oncoming diver goofed up big time.

  • europeon
    • no25

      yet here you are watching it and posting a meaningless gif 🙂

      • europeon

        Yet you’re making a comment, despite completely missing the joke… 🙁

        • paulgdeaton

          The pun, for the uninitiated…

  • Six_Tymes

    the driver heading towards to car with the cam, didn’t even try to stop

  • TRB0T0Y

    This entire tragedy was due in part to those atrocious, arbitrary friggen ‘lane dividers.’

    Proper drivers know where they are, and usually aren’t, supposed to drive. But this whole tunnel, and various break dahn areas, and entire friggen blocks of roadways have becomed cordoned off by those white plastic poles. They need to be eliminated. They dangerously funnel traffic into politically convenient patterns and result in crashes like this.

    • дапвт

      The f are you talking about? What politically convenient patterns? They are there because this traffic switches directions based on time,

      • TRB0T0Y

        I am talking about those idiotic white plastic poles that are in the tunnel. Why not have a normal double yellow line like a normal two lane road? It would eliminate the trapped-in feeling and make it easier to avoid a wreck.
        What’s frustrating about those plastic poles is how they can congest traffic, all in an effort to make things ‘safer’ for pedestrians and bikers. Entire lanes of traffic get eliminated by them. And in some places, those poles jut out at a crosswalk amidst a rush hour parking lane. I.E. No cars can park there from 6am-9am, 4pm-6pm. So the whole lane is open to aid congestion. Then everyone has to merge around the damn poles, completely ignoring the point of a rush hour travel lane.

  • lapirk

    at the 00:13 sec mark you can see another white car going in front which avoided the incoming black suv. something really fishy. hope they survived

  • Harlan McCartney

    For those who may have missed it the tunnel has green lights on the ceiling that tell you if the lane is open and both lanes were green. The oncoming vehicle had red lights.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Well, he and his drugs can be united in hell for all I care.

  • Knotmyrealname

    My take on this is that it’s primarily the fault of the oncoming black SUV. Yes, as lapirk mentioned, you can see at the 0:13 mark another car avoiding the same SUV, but then it just plows on at a completely irresponsible speed towards the cam car. Surely after the first near miss, you’d hesitate and maybe slow down a bit?

  • dumblikeyou2

    Did this article not initially state the “Holland Tunnel”?

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