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#1 2018-03-19 11:56:30

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Caught a car accident on the dashcam



So here is the full story.  Went out on Saturday evening to grab dinner with my mom and fiancee, keep in mind this was St. Patrick's day in Chicago.  On the way out to dinner everyone was just driving so dumb, and on the way home it got even worse.  I was in the left lane passing cars with a line of cars in the left lane when I see a black Nissan Versa in the rearview.  It is right around sunset and most cars have their lights on by now, but this Versa is flying down the right lane with no lights on.  I made a comment about their driving as they passed and made a few aggressive lane changes.

Then about 30 seconds later the video happens.  Apparently, the driver tried to make that exit on the right even though he was essentially already passed it and going 70+ mph... he over-corrects and comes across all three lanes and hits the center median pretty much head on.  As you can see in the video, the passenger hops out while the car is still rolling and what you can't see is the driver opens his door and sort of just flops onto the highway lying next to the car.

They wrecked right where the entrance to the express lanes begins (I was about to take them to get home) and their car was perpendicular to traffic so I was worried their lack of lights would lead to a second collision.  So I pulled my car over and use my lights to warn other cars of the wreck.  The driver was complaining about back pain so we just told him to lay there until the paramedics were on scene.  The passenger was having issues with his hip or leg; I'm not sure but I think they both wound up going to the hospital.  The scariest part is when I opened the passenger door I saw a baby seat in the back, luckily their kid was not with them at the time.

Fire and paramedics got there about 5-10 minutes after the wreck and they had already switched the expressway signs to close that on-ramp which was good to see.  Pretty crazy experience overall.


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#2 2018-03-19 12:21:13

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

That guy in the white van was asking for it....


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#3 2018-03-19 13:17:21

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

arrow-up No shit, right?

"Lemme just stop in the fast lane of the highway at the entrance to an off ramp. That will be cool."


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#4 2018-03-19 17:58:38

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

That guy was a trip.... He literally asked if I needed a ride somewhere now that my car was wrecked....  Like dude this just happened and a guy is lying on the ground next to me.  I think he was looking for a quick buck.


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#5 2018-03-20 08:18:44

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

Your car was wrecked?  confused


hammyt wrote:

That guy was a trip.... He literally asked if I needed a ride somewhere now that my car was wrecked....  Like dude this just happened and a guy is lying on the ground next to me.  I think he was looking for a quick buck.


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#6 2018-03-20 10:26:52

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

No, I was just standing next to the wrecked car checking on the driver when he pulled up, and somehow he thought I would need a ride somewhere despite the wreck still smoking haha.  I was so confused.


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#7 2018-03-20 11:45:34

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

On the bright side, you do look just like your avatar minus the facial hair.  biggrin


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#8 2018-03-20 12:27:54

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Re: Caught a car accident on the dashcam

biggrin up


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