Distracted Ford F-150 Driver Causes Shocking Pile-Up On Oklahoma Highway

Our smartphones get smarter by the minute, our cars as well, basically every device we use nowadays has made unbelievable advances compared to ten years ago.

Let’s not even talk about artificial intelligence and how us humans are afraid we will lose our jobs because of it in the future. Unfortunately, the more people rely on technology, the less they use their own brains and, in many cases, their over-dependence on gadgets can have serious consequences — both for themselves and others.

The following dashcam video illustrates this too well, unfortunately. In the footage dating from September 23, we see a white Ford F-150 truck driving on the middle lane of the I-235 near the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City.

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At one point, the traffic ahead slows and drivers start braking, anticipating that the vehicles ahead will come to a halt. Mind you, the F-150 driver carried on like nothing happened and didn’t react until it was too late. His truck slammed into the car ahead, causing a chain reaction in which at least three vehicles were involved.

How could anyone be so reckless behind the wheel, you ask? Well, the cammer took a look at the F-150 driver before the crash and noticed that driving was low on his list of priorities at the time. According to the person filming, the man was on his phone moments before he caused the massive accident.

The impact looked really scary and the passengers in the car sandwiched between the F-150 and another pickup most likely sustained serious injuries — let’s just hope things weren’t worse than that. As the cammer writes in the video description, “no text, no phone call, nothing on mobile phones is worth the reckless and sometimes tragic consequences.” Will drivers like these ever listen, though?

 

 

 

  • jason wu

    That’s a relative new F150. No collision mitigation system?

    • disqus_WUTWRaJZpR

      It is a 8-12 YO low end F150, those systems weren’t common place at this price point and this segment until the 2015’s came out with the aluminum bodies, even then they were not standard on low end models

    • Billy Bob

      This is one problem with today’s society. Everyone expects our equipment to correct for people’s stupid mistakes. The only problem with that thought process is that we are currently in the boom of way too many idiots running around that would have been taken out of the gene pool if we weren’t so preoccupied with saving people from themselves. Years past, these same people wouldn’t have made it to breeding age.

  • Ben

    There are so many automotive accidents each year caused by shear stupidity.

  • salamOOn

    10 seconds. (at least).

    thats the time we can see “something* happening” in distance in that video….
    dont tell me there are people able to not to look ahead for 12 seconds! FFS!!!

    *stopped traffic

  • TheNovanglus

    This is also why you leave space in front of you and an eye on your rear view mirror in situations like this. I would have been exiting stage left if I was in that black car. I avoided two such accidents before solely by paying attention to the rear view. Your default position should be other drivers suck.

    • Aelwyn

      Yep, it’s a good idea. Reminds me of the best advice I ever got when I first started riding a motorcycle: “Assume that every other vehicle on the road is trying to kill you.” Forces you to maintain situational awareness and ride(drive) defensively.

  • TrevP

    This is so bad. A sedan sandwiched between two trucks. I hope everyone is okay.

  • Jerry Stigliano

    He could have been using Bluetooth to also keeps his mitts off his phone. I never understand why everyone doesn’t use BT? It’s standard on just about every vehicle, and has been for years – even when that F150 was new (it’s not that old). I go nuts when I see idiots with new cars still holding their phones in traffic.

    • jason wu

      Especially those drivers in the fancy German luxury cars. They are still holding their latest top of the line iphones to the ears.

      • salamOOn

        omg this is super accurate 😀

      • ctk4949

        Same with the douches in the land rovers!!

    • charlotteharry57

      In my sorta upscale neighborhood, where housewives need a new luxury CUV/SUV every year to outdo the Joneses, 90+% of them hold the phone to their ears. Why? They don’t know what an Owners Manual is!

      • Althea Later

        I can’t believe how many people still don’t know what a speaker phone or blue tooth is and drive a new car. Still just as distracting as holding phone though. People get the 10 yard stare when on the phone.

      • jason wu

        They may not even know what bluetooth is.

    • Merc1

      I see people driving cars, even high end luxury cars that I know has BT, holding their phones like it’s the 90’s. It’s terrible.

      M

    • db

      When you are talking on a phone, you still have eyes, but if you texting, I can see a problem….

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    “Our smartphones get smarter by the minute,” Boi, what are you talking about? Smartphones don’t get smarter by the minute. Please know what you’re talking about, PoliticScoop

  • Aeromann

    Sad.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Real world crash dummy right there…

  • Aelwyn

    I constantly see people driving while staring at their phones. I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to remember a time before cell phones, and (surprise!) we managed just fine without them. I guarantee nobody’s so important that the world’s gonna stop turning if they’re unreachable for an hour here or there. I’d fully support the development of a mandatory technology that disabled a driver’s smartphone screen while the vehicle was in drive. Problem solved.

    • James Denz

      That’s fine but it would shut off passenger’s phones as well. No one’s going to go for that kind of tech unless there was a way to only shut off phones close enough to the driver to see.

      • Knotmyrealname

        There’s tech available, but now, because the telcos have become so huge, they’re lobbying your local MP to always have phones accessible and in use. It’s a business, after all, and money is their only objective.

  • benT

    I leave mine at home where I’ve generally found a place for the phone to be.
    Else I’ll bring it in ‘off’ condition or in a zipped hard carry case.

  • Big Black Duck

    whoever filmed it..knew it was going to happen

    • db

      It sure seemed like that, didn’t it.

    • Sergy Karpowicz

      dashcams have a wide view so they catch a lot, you can definitely tell he was going to hit at the last moments as he wasnt braking

  • Alduin

    If Tesla made smartphones the truck guy would’ve been their first customer.

    • Some ol’ bloke

      Whats the problem with tesla?

  • Six_Tymes

    a hole.

  • Craig

    Why was he being filmed?

    • Sergy Karpowicz

      Dashcam?

      • Craig

        Dashcams don’t ‘follow’ specific vehicles.

  • Althea Later

    Massive “accident”???
    You mean “crash”

    • brn

      Pretty sure he learned his lesson.

      • Sergy Karpowicz

        Yeah, what about the dead guy who got crushed? Did he learn his lesson?

  • sidewaysspin

    Needs active cruise control.

  • SteersUright

    This is exactly why every new car moving should have passive safety systems like automatic braking. This fool deserves jail time and a 10yr license suspension for the pain and injury his driving and playing on his cell phone habit may have cause others.

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