Audi A6 Driver Looks Both Ways, Sees Nothing, Gets Hit By Minivan

If you happen to drive an Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz or just about any type of premium car with a German badge, odds are some (if not most) will look at you with their minds already made up.

While these are all just stereotypes, some premium car drivers do their best to reinforce them by appearing to not care about others in traffic, or simply acting as if rules don’t apply to them. Even so, we’re willing to give the driver of this fourth-gen Audi A6 saloon the benefit of the doubt and say that he was probably just careless.

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Let’s run through what he did wrong, though, shall we? For starters, instead of looking to make his turn at a more appropriate time, he chose to go through what is sometimes referred to in traffic (for obvious reasons) as a “suicide gap”. Then, he looked to the left, to the right and again to the left and… bang – that minivan must have come out of nowhere, right?

Well, no. What probably happened is that he “looked” without actually paying attention, because missing a large yellow vehicle heading your way is a pretty tough thing to do, unless you’re just casually browsing things over, thinking that its other people’s job to steer clear of you and not the other way around.

We also thought for a second that he was going to cut through the double yellow lines and make a U-turn, but his steering inputs indicate that he actually wanted to hop in the left-only lane and make a left turn at the light ahead.

This incident actually reminds us of another seemingly careless Audi driver who let her brand new Q8 crossover crawl into stationary traffic while her attention was elsewhere. Thankfully neither that crash nor this one occurred at high speed.

 

  • Ben

    I don’t believe in making more and more “fool proof” technology because it always breeds a higher standard of fool. However, we have sensors that prevent you from reversing from a parking spot and getting T-boned. Why don’t we have the same for pulling out into traffic?

    • Bash

      Almost all top cars have a front sensors as well as the back ones. And the rest of the drivers who doesn’t drive top premium cars, they can have them installed easily. They cost 50$ and work perfect.

  • Paul

    A lot of people pull that stunt of looking without really looking just going through the motions it seems. The camera car should have or could have pulled forward a ways and prevented the idiot from pulling out and doing that too.

    • Ken Lyns

      This was in NYC, where driving is very much a game of brinksmanship. The Audi driver likely saw the van and expected the taxi driver to yield.

      • CBV2020

        And like a typical NY situation, he nailed him instead, LMFAO! Saw a mini box truck do this on 2nd Ave right down the block from the UN–sooooo avoiadable.

  • roy

    The title basically describes my life!

  • MPAMPIS

    real audi driver ..

  • Bo Hanan

    The cab had room to dodge the Audi.

  • Callanish

    This has to be the most non eventful accident that’s ever been posted here. Makes for a nice change from all the horrible stuff.

  • lagann

    Cab driver had plenty of time to stop. The Audi driver thought, in this case wrongly, that the cab driver would have stopped.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    Well, accidents happens! That’s all, folks!

  • CBV2020

    This is New York, he got hit by a taxi, fix your title!

  • Richard Alexander

    Queens NY. All day every day. In my experience the driver of the Audi will not fix the body damage. Lots of dented up $50k + cars here.

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