Toyota Camry Driver Loses Control While Chasing BMW 5-Series, Crashes Big Time

You know that “speed kills” saying ? Of course you do, though it’s unfortunate people tend to forget how vulnerable they really are behind the wheel, even when surrounded by two tonnes of metal, airbags, electronic stability programs and all that.

What happened recently in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a perfect example of reckless driving on behalf of both drivers, not just the one who happened to actually cause the accident which, thankfully, did not end in a fatality.

At first glance, this seems like a straight-forward case of street racing gone wrong, and while we suspect that it was, it’s also possible that the Toyota driver was chasing that F10 BMW 5-Series for some other reason – maybe some kind of road rage.

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Whatever the reason might be, it doesn’t really matter – what does is what happened. As soon as both cars passed by the dashcam vehicle (which captured the footage on both ends), the Camry began to slide, to the point where recovering it became impossible.

The Japanese sedan crashed directly into a light pole, before spinning some more and flipping over. The driver and his two passengers thankfully survived, according to the video’s description; we assume that seat belts were worn by at least two of the three individuals and the safety systems worked as advertised.

It was also nice to see so many people stop to offer a helping hand, especially since in these kind of accidents time can be of the essence when it comes to saving someone’s life.

 

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Camry’s suspensions and chassis aren’t done for that. Really. I can’t stress that enough.

    • FordMopar

      You didn’t know? Camry is grounded to ground….

  • TheBelltower

    “You know that “speed kills” saying…”

    It’s not speed that kills. It’s sudden deceleration.

    • ChicagoBlah

      Fast food kills more than anything… might as well keep driving fast people

    • Dredd2

      but the true isnt the deceleration, the true killer is an idiot driver.

  • Big Black Duck

    The camery driver is a big idiot …but the bigger idiot is the guy stopping right under fallen electric wires..

  • pcurve

    “Mmm I’m sure those hanging things are for telephones and laundry..”

  • Bo Hanan

    Use caution when chasing a BMW with a non-BMW auto.

  • europeon

    To me it doesn’t look like they were racing at all. From what I see, them BMW cut the Camry off, making its driver lose control.

    • Shobin Drogan

      Unless the video is longer, we can’t just assume the Camry driver was racing the Bmw. But they were both definitely speeding.

      • europeon

        A driver that’s racing another car isn’t startled so easily like the Camry driver was.

        • tr143

          Yes let’s assume everyone illegally racing can handle their car expertly…

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Lots of things. Those German cars aren’t that reliable.

    • PK

      ehh.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        what can go wrong? a german car.

        • PK

          lmfao no

  • how can yo spin a FWD car…

    • Aeromann

      With sh*t tyres.

    • Jp Costa

      How long have you been driving?

      • I don’t own a car or drive… Beside my bike. 🙂

        • Bo Hanan

          Why are you here?

  • What dumb thing to say…

    • PK

      😛

  • Bo Hanan

    It’s pretty clear the Camry got caught up in The BMW’s “wake…..” (smile)

  • OdysseyTag

    Some say the 5er is still racing nothing till this day.

  • Ron

    Im sorry but how does anyone not see that the BMW driver cut the Camry driver off? Clearly they were both speeding but it doesn’t look the the Camry driver was “chasing” anything.

    • Dredd2

      i can understand that this chasing is “idontletyoutoovertakeme” so flooring the pedal too from the toyo owner’s side. so its not 100% chasing formally but i guess its a subtype of “chasing”.

  • Mr. Big

    Something looks funny to me here. The front and rear dash cam views are supposed to be from the same car, but yet in the rear view the speeding cars are in the right lane, and as they pass both cars are in the left lane. Fake news?

    • europeon

      Mirrors, videocameras and how they work? Is it magic or is it science?

      Thanks for the laugh, man. But it’s sad really… I’m sorry for you.

      • Mr. Big

        That’s the most cryptic, unintelligible comment I’ve ever read. Can you please translate into plain english instead of trying to be clever?

  • lagann

    Not racing at all. BMW cuts the Camry off but then Camry loses control due to what I’m guessing lack of driving skill. BMW wasn’t that close to the Camry for him/her to even lose control much having to move over.

  • Dennis James

    It’s clearly a huge design difference between the two cars.

    I don’t think it was a driver skill issue.

    The Camry has front-heavy brakes as a result of front-heavy weight distribution, and the front locked on braking while the rear became very light and lost adhesion, especially with the Camry driver panicking and slamming the brakes at that speed. ESP has its limits (but maybe it should have worked better ?).

    The BMW has even weight distribution and as a result they can afford to put more power on the rear brakes, which resulted in the car remaining stable.

    Nevertheless, looks to me like the BMW driver was a douche bag in the first place.

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