Major Facepalm: SUV Driver Causes Multi-Car Accident

What happened here is like a crash course on how to make a bad situation worse. The person driving the purple SUV would have had plenty of room to stop in-between lanes and wait for a gap in traffic, yet chose to try their luck anyway.

The crash took place earlier this week on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, and as of right now, we don’t know the extent of any injuries – we’re mostly worried about the driver of the crossover that flipped over by the out-of-control cammer.

On social media, it seems most people are upset with the driver who insisted on making their exit. In fact, some feel as though the driver of the dashcam vehicle should have slowed down, or at least not have accelerated in that situation.

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In the end, it’s defensive driving 101 really. If you’re about to miss your exit or are unsure about getting off a freeway at any certain point, simply wait until the next available exit ramp. Never make any sudden decisions or try reversing.

Of course, in this day and age, it’s very hard to gauge the cause of certain types of accidents without a police report handy. Let’s just say that 10 years ago, people would have still been talking on their phones while behind the wheel. However, they also wouldn’t have been looking down at their phones as much since the devices weren’t as smart (or addictive) yet. So while we can only speculate, using a phone could explain why the driver at fault found themselves in this type of situation to begin with.

 

  • RDS Alphard

    0:38 sounds like the cammer trying to accelerate pass the SUV but failed

    • Jay

      Not sure about that but what a super bad decision if that were the case. Would’ve been best to hit the brakes and get behind the 4Runner.

  • BlackPegasus

    The purple idiot in the SUV clipped the dashcam vehicle. It’s as simple as that. I shocked that people who view the same video will come to different conclusions.

  • Harry_Wild

    Tough call but the maroon crossover was way late in getting into the lane change and the car that was in the lane got bump back into the left flow of on going traffic hitting the light pole. This is one time, this car should accelerated into the switch lane like I usually do since I love to race on the highways. 60 mph to me means 120 mph. Never, ever got a speeding ticket either!

    • Chicken Sandwich

      translation: I think I’m a badass who also drives recklessly

    • diesel_vdub

      Do the planet a favor… please do not breed.

    • Robert

      Have you been swinging from light polls?

  • DetrinKD

    If you look closely, it actually seems the Pilot driver panicked and slammed on brakes because there was an object on the shoulder. Looks as if they were looking over their shoulder to see if they can jump over to make the exit and turned around and saw the object and braked and swerved forgetting that there was someone coming in the lane they were trying to get in. Despite the cammer driving pretty fast to make the exit themselves and seemingly accelerating to not let the Pilot over… totally the Pilots fault.

    • Jay

      hey, you’re right. They didn’t just see the object they hit it. there was definitely something there because the SUV jolted because of it.

  • salamOOn

    how i hate those superlate merging imbecil3s….. 100% fault on the merging idi0t.

  • ChrisInIL

    Ridin’ high on LSD…..

  • Pissed Canuck

    Stupid Honda Pilot driver trying to take the exit at the last second cutting through 2 lanes and through the bullnose.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Looks like he changed lanes then tried to cross into the exit. Such a moron

  • Paul

    Take the idiot out and * them.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Good tastes in music if you want to start your day happy. The rest is uneventful. Just a normal day with normal drivers on those highways for retards.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Jail time for Honda Pilot driver.

  • Salih Ahzem

    I mean, ok, driver of the Pilot is clearly at fault, but at the end of the day this does not change the fact that this crash was preventable by the dashcam vehicle, who could have hit the brakes hard get behind the 4Runner. Defensive driving works sometimes indeed.

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