When it comes to driving, it doesn’t take high speed or you being out of control to cause a bad wreck.
In this case, all it took was getting hit at a certain angle that the car was propelled upwards, ending up either on its roof – and it was entirely the Jeep driver’s fault.
Sure, we could make a case for the driver of that grey pickup perhaps needing to slow down a bit given the bumper to bumper traffic on the nearby lane, but ultimately, we doubt they were speeding. What we do know for sure is that the person behind the wheel of the Grand Cherokee definitely didn’t wait to make sure the coast was clear before making a U-turn into oncoming traffic.
Based on the dashcam footage, it’s pretty obvious that the Jeep driver wasn’t exactly beaming with self-awareness at the time of the crash. In fact, after the initial impact, they didn’t even hit the brakes until making contact with that stationary pickup, but by then it was too late.
Also, that secondary hit was probably wheel to wheel, which is what caused the Grand Cherokee to flip.
If the fact that you can flip your car over and make it a total loss even at low speed sunk in, then perhaps some drivers would consider paying more attention to the road and not somewhere else like, say, their phones – or at least exhibit more caution in low/poor visibility situations.