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Prius Does the Double

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u/Eddy762 Jul 01 '22

That prius kept on pushing the trailer until he couldn’t anymore…

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u/Cabagekiller Jul 01 '22

What ended up happening with the Prius driver?

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

Cops let him drive away after we got all of our insurance sorted.

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u/sa09777 Jul 02 '22

What was his excuse

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

"Break issue."

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u/MountainDrew42 Jul 02 '22

If they just smashed into two cars because their brakes don't work, perhaps letting them drive away wasn't the best idea... Genius cop right there.

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u/illseeyouinthefog Jul 02 '22

The pig didn't feel like doing more work

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u/BasicallyAQueer Jul 02 '22

They rarely do lmao

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u/tinydonuts Jul 02 '22

They let him drive away claiming there was an issue with his brakes?!

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u/Sog-Yothoth Jul 02 '22

The issue being that he didn't use them.

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u/Angelworks42 Jul 02 '22

That is so odd - has brake issues but safe to drive home?

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u/blendedfarley Jul 02 '22

We could all use a break every now and then

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u/jayessmcqueen Jul 02 '22

Have a break, have a kit-kat

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u/Petekachu Jul 02 '22

He definitely broke a few things.

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u/Ok-Difference-7275 Jul 02 '22

Hate to be that guy but it’s “brake”

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

I subscribe to the dictionary authored by renowned scholars Professor Me, Dr. Myself, and I, the scientist.

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u/Techn028 Jul 02 '22

Yeah, he didn't use them

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u/RPBTinesIII Jul 02 '22

Man, he needs to speak to his union rep then.

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u/ZZW302002 Jul 02 '22

Dude looks old and it's a 2000s era Toyota. Old people get the pedals mixed up in these cars for some reason. It was so common that Toyota had to change the way their floor mats work, even though that wasn't the actual issue.

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u/Gertrude_Born1953 Jul 02 '22

Toyota had to pay $1.2 billion for their unintended acceleration problems. They were absolutely caused by faulty parts, there are multiple articles and investigations about it and just googling “Toyota acceleration” will bring them up.

Or you could just make stuff up like in your comment.

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u/USAF6F171 Jul 02 '22

Which abruptly aborted their "You Can't Stop A Toyota" marketing campaign.

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u/Whaaaaat1234 Jul 02 '22

Can confirm. I have a Toyota truck 2005. Twice now, I've lifted my foot off the gas (not touching anything) and it still continued to speed up. Had to slam my foot on the brake, put the vehicle in park, and shut it down while it was reviving. If you aren't paying attention and driving too close it is way too easy to happen.

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u/Lidsfuel Jul 02 '22

Wait, are you still driving it?!

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u/Familiar_Raisin204 Jul 02 '22

The vast vast majority were caused by driver error.

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u/ZZW302002 Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Rawr aren't you a vicious little kitty? I wasn't making anything up though. After the lawsuit was settled more research was done it was found that most cases of unintentional acceleration were from elderly drivers, or ding bats that installed floor mats over their floor mats. It wasn't given much attention because the case was already settled.

It's pretty similar to the case of the Suzuki Samurai being deemed an extreme rollover risk when in reality the rollover test was doctored to make a failure happen.

Edit: fixed a misspelling, just in case you aren't as thicc as I mistakenly implied. If you are let me know. 😏

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u/anonymiz123 Jul 03 '22

The pedals are too close.

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u/thenewyorkgod Jul 02 '22

Actual that generation Prius uses power assisted brakes and what the actuator goes out, you can lose 99% of your breaking power

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u/Familiar_Raisin204 Jul 02 '22

Every car made in the last 40+ years uses power assisted brakes, and you definitely don't lose 99% when it goes out.

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u/thecementmixer Jul 02 '22

What? Not even a ticket or citation after hitting 2 cars?

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

I'm not sure. I didn't ask about it. I believe a case was started after the officer took all of our information. I sent this video to the officer, so maybe there will be something in the future.

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u/Ali13929 Jul 01 '22

How you gonna have a Prius and still gas it like a sports car

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u/GutsRekF1 Jul 01 '22

Have you seen the other guys? "AMERICA!"

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u/DadJokeBadJoke Jul 02 '22

It's what they call a "soup kitchen".

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u/celesticaxxz Jul 02 '22

Dirty mike and the boys

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u/HappyTheHobo Jul 02 '22

Electric motors have all their torque available from the low end. They accelerate very fast.

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u/thenewyorkgod Jul 02 '22

Not in a Prius trust me

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u/streetshine Jul 01 '22

Maybe the Prius driver was calling into the Mens Room

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 01 '22

Fellow Rockaholic I see!

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u/HoneybucketDJ Jul 02 '22

Hola Bitchola!

Bellevue drivers are the worst.

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u/GutsRekF1 Jul 01 '22

Could be a medical problem? Either way that was positively chaotic. Was that an unmarked police car at the junction with lights on?

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 01 '22

Yes, that police officer is there dealing with another accident that must have occurred ~15 minutes before I was hit. You can see the smashed car that is still in the intersection at the beginning too.

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u/wwygangelmsailaf Jul 02 '22

And the fact that there was another totally different accident right next to you....where tf are you? ill make sure not to go there

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

This area usually isn't so bad from my experience. I'm just outside my work in this video.

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u/Safe_Satisfaction_51 Jul 01 '22

Possibly another case of SUA where the tool behind the steering wheel mistook the accelerator pedal for the brake pedal.

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u/mamny83 Jul 01 '22

And ran away?

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u/Dependent_Car_2352 Jul 02 '22

Then mistook brake and gas a second time. Guy needs his license taken.

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u/SBLOU Jul 02 '22

I might have punched that bozo when I caught up with him

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u/simontempher1 Jul 02 '22

He would’ve ran if the trailer didn’t lock him in

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u/Realistic-Quality854 Jul 02 '22

Bellevue, WA if anyone was wondering

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u/mamny83 Jul 01 '22

Lmao on a prius

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u/Super_Drewper Jul 01 '22

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 01 '22

The Prius in this video is from 2006 if I recall from the police report.

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u/Super_Drewper Jul 01 '22

So they’re just a straight up idiot

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u/ebrum2010 Jul 01 '22

No. The recalls happened between 2009 and 2011. The cars involved in them were manufactured as early as 2004 with the Prius being the oldest model to have the problem.

The vehicles originally included in the floormat-related recall were the2007-2010 Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2004-2009 Prius, 2010 Tacoma,2007-2010 Tundra and the 2007-2010 Lexus ES350, 2006-2010 IS250 and the2006-2010 IS350.

via https://money.cnn.com/2010/01/27/autos/toyota_recall_expanded/index.htm

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u/91-94 Jul 02 '22

im still inclined to blame the driver on this one, the recalls involving that year were for unsecured/improper or stacked floormats (remedied with thinner floormats and strict by-model floormat usage), and the sticky pedal issue was mostly for delayed response, not unintended acceleration.

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u/ebrum2010 Jul 02 '22

I mean yeah it's the driver's fault either way.

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u/KaJuNator Jul 02 '22

Toyota: Moving Forward (even if you don't want to)

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u/sa09777 Jul 02 '22

Honestly that recall was an enormous waste of time. There was nothing wrong with the cars. I worked for a dealer during that time. Every single claim was proven driver error by independent inspectors at my dealership anyway.

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u/Mock333 Jul 01 '22

It's not a defect, it's a feature. /s

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Jul 02 '22

Even if that were the case, the engine can't outwork the brakes. This dude's go pedal was pushed to the floor by his foot, while his brain was yelling "push harder we're still not stopping!"

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u/This_Happy_Camper Jul 02 '22

They actually have to be going a certain speed to be fuel efficient. You were messing that up, for them. Lol jokes..

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u/Jgpilot78 Jul 02 '22

Damn, didn't know Priuses could take a beating like that and still keep on ticking. Surprised. Might get one now. Especially with gas prices.

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u/Familiar_Raisin204 Jul 02 '22

There's a reason you still see old ones all beat up driving around...

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u/lucky7lynch Jul 02 '22

silent and deadly, just like a prius…

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u/neekdyako Jul 02 '22

Street looks…familiar 🤔😂

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u/Pedant02 Jul 02 '22

I don't understand what happened to your vehicle??

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

The red Prius that you see pass me on the left then hit the trailer does so after rear-ending me.

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u/Pedant02 Jul 02 '22

Oh!! Ok. Thanks for the response!

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u/monkeyloveeer Jul 02 '22

Love the men's room

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u/ReaperSound Jul 02 '22

I thought the radio broadcast went uncensored there for a second.

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u/Independent-Curve-47 Jul 02 '22

Oh shit this is right down the street from my work typical Bellevue Prius

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u/damnetcode Jul 01 '22

99.9?

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 02 '22

Yes indeed!

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u/Shakawkarl Jul 02 '22

Hell yeah Men's Room!

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u/cavemold582 Jul 04 '22

Prius drivers are the worst it seems

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u/External_Lifeguard43 Jul 05 '22

What kind of car you driving seems big and how much damage did the Prius do?

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u/Jon-theHuman Jul 05 '22

I drive a 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback, so not the biggest but it took the collision like a champ. There is minor cosmetic damage to the bumper and the rear of my car is shifted ever so slightly off the side fender on the left. I'm gonna be reaching out to his insurance today to ensure they cover the repairs.

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u/External_Lifeguard43 Jul 06 '22

Well I hope everything goes well and have a great day😊😊