This incident took place earlier this month in Newton, Massachusetts, when the driver of a 2006 Kenworth W900 semi truck smashed into the back of a stationary vehicle, propelling it into the cammer.
What’s troubling is that the driver of the semi reportedly didn’t want to take responsibility for the accident and lied in the police report, claiming that the car he hit “came out of nowhere” and that he couldn’t avoid rear-ending it.
He went on to specify that the Toyota, also called MV2 in the police report, “came off a side street and attempted to turn left in front of him to return to the side street.”
The semi driver later admitted his guilt, probably right after authorities confronted him with the dashcam footage, which was analyzed by a police officer at the scene of the accident.
Thanks to a Reddit thread, we also learned that the driver of the dashcam vehicle is alright, but prior to being cleared medically, she was taken to a level 1 trauma center.
“My wife was driving, got three calls from the fire department, but ignored them all because I didn’t recognize the number and was on a conference call. Got a text from the firefighter to meet them at the hospital,” stated the driver’s husband in an online post.
In the end, it’s incidents such as this one that show just how useful it is to have a dashcam, since some drivers will say anything to avoid taking responsibility for their mistakes.