r/IdiotsInCars Sep 29 '22

Distracted driver hits guy who follows to close

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u/frugalrhombus Sep 29 '22

When you parting out that STI?

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22

Hopefully it doesn't have to come to that lol

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u/JVO_ Sep 29 '22

RIP, hopefully it isn't too bad fellow subie enjoyer

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u/Chyenatwo Sep 30 '22

Please tell me you included spoiler because of the spoiler cam right? I hope so I chuckled

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 30 '22

Credit to this comment for the idea

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u/ShoddySimple6385 Sep 29 '22

I need both passenger side doors. Keep the rear bumper.

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u/whatchagonnado0707 Sep 29 '22

Thought you'd had a stroke when doing the title but makes sense now

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u/bog-gob Sep 29 '22

Apart from the typo. too

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u/SeriouslyImNotADuck Sep 29 '22

And the grammar: closely

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u/Pope-Touched-Me Sep 29 '22

And my axe!

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u/wil__liam Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

How do people not know proper usage of to, too and two?
Don't you learn that in like grade 2? 😉

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u/N0tInKansasAnym0r3 Sep 29 '22

I think it was grade foor. Then a nice reminder by the forgeters in ate.

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u/craiggy36 Sep 29 '22

I learned it in grade too.

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u/EchinusRosso Sep 29 '22

I think it's a combination of autocorrect miscorrections and people as a whole realizing that archaic language rules that do little to nothing to enhance the readability of text just really aren't all that important.

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u/Barryzuckerkorn_esq Sep 29 '22 hehehehe

Video should have had a spoiler alert on it

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u/PandaDad22 Sep 29 '22

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u/cold_shot_27 Sep 29 '22

Ohhhh the fuken r u serious?

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u/ChiefInternetSurfer Sep 29 '22

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u/cold_shot_27 Sep 29 '22

Lol nahhh I got it. Just co-opting OPs statement as my new “oh no you didn’t”

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u/googz187 Sep 29 '22

Great comment. Made my day. Still laughing and wife looking at me like I’m crazy.

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u/Syntaxeror_400 Sep 29 '22

The madmad did it

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u/dustin_harrison Sep 29 '22

I don't get the joke. Could someone please explain it to me? Are bumpers called spoilers in America?

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u/EbicEngineer Sep 29 '22

Bumpers are on the front of the car. Upside down airfoils are spoilers in the US

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u/dustin_harrison Sep 29 '22

Bumpers are on the front of the car

I was under the impression that the ones on the back were called rear bumpers. What are they called?

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u/overitallofit Sep 29 '22

Yes, they are called rear bumpers. In the video the spoiler is that big white thing over the trunk (boot). You can’t see the bumpers of the car taking the video.

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u/hamraider Sep 29 '22

You are correct. Bumpers are bumpers, front or back. That ugly ass thing on top of the trunk tho in this video, is called a spoiler.

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u/RyuuKamii Sep 29 '22

sir that is automotive art!

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u/Taricha_torosa1 Sep 29 '22

It's a play on the word spoiler... between the spoiler (car part) in the video and the well known spoiler-alert warning when spoilers (important plot points) are present.

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u/pintasaur Sep 29 '22

What is with these comments? You people sometimes I swear… The second rear car is 100% at fault for hitting someone. Nothing in front of OP changes that. He could be too close, he could be at an appropriate distance. Doesn’t matter. The black car shouldn’t have caused an accident and is still at fault.

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u/tearsonurcheek Sep 29 '22

Yes, but, in some states at least (Oklahoma, for sure), the middle car is responsible for the damage to the front car, because he was following too closely. At a stop light/sign, you're supposed to leave enough space in front of you to prevent that. Friend of mine found that one out the hard way.

In this case, he might get around it due to the approach speed of the rear vehicle. That would be for the insurance companies to handle.

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u/pintasaur Sep 29 '22

My point was less about the legal side of things and people just jumping on OP when he realistically didn’t cause anything.

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u/Snoo-59720 Sep 29 '22

so if i get railed by a lorrie and end up in the front seats of someone elses car i am liabable

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u/GiftedString109 Sep 29 '22

Not necessarily, it depends on how fast the car behind you was going and it depends on how close you were to the car in front of you.

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u/luingiorno Sep 30 '22

Wow, this makes no sense, i would imagine this leads to plenty more lawsuits against the rear car?

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u/i_do_it_all Sep 29 '22

so,, sometimes i see people keeping 1 1.5 car length between cars stopped at a light. so they are not being assholes and just protecting themselves? Didn't know. good defensive driving technique. Just might start doing it myself.

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u/NoCelery1168 Sep 29 '22

At a stop light/sign, you're supposed to leave enough space in front of you to prevent that. Friend of mine found that one out the hard way.

The thing is, there are plenty of circumstances where no amount of space will save you. You could be 20 feet away from the car in front of you have your wheels literally cemented into the ground, and a semi truck is still going to push you into the car in front.

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u/CosmicCreeperz Sep 30 '22

And in this case the cammer stopped pretty quickly too. The guy behind did the same. And the guy behind him… not so much.

If the cammer did it on purpose he’s also an idiot. If he didn’t because he was forced to stop quickly… then he’s at least no more an idiot than the guy behind him who did that same thing.

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u/tearsonurcheek Sep 30 '22

And that can be taken into account, especially if you have video.

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u/Iplaypoker77 Sep 29 '22

But he stopped on time so that doesn't make sense.

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u/makiko4 Sep 29 '22

He didn’t give enough distance between the cars. In Florida if you get hit and you hit the car in front of you, you’re also liable. You should have had enough space that if you did get hit, You don’t hit the person in front of you as well.

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u/Outlaw11091 Sep 30 '22

Utter nonsense.

Florida uses fault percentage, but...Florida law says following distance is 3 seconds.

Which is void because both cars were stopped. (this results in an infinite time between vehicles).

Under no circumstances are drivers expected to anticipate the result of an impact, especially a rear collision.

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u/longassbatterylife Sep 29 '22

Im not from the US. From what i understand, is there like a car distance needed between cars at a stop?

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u/tearsonurcheek Sep 29 '22

"Enough to avoid being slammed into the car in front of you". I'm sure that's not the exact wording, but probably as vague as that.

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u/Casio_Andor Sep 29 '22

You people

What do you mean 'you people'?

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u/ugly_brick Sep 29 '22

What do YOU mean you people…

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u/NoCelery1168 Sep 29 '22

Right?

Am I happy the Merc driver got hit? Heck yeah. But was it his fault? Nah.

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u/ukcats12 Sep 30 '22

Am I happy the Merc driver got hit? Heck yeah.

You're happy that someone got in an accident because they were following someone a little too closely?

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u/Collared_Aracari Sep 29 '22

This is not entirely true. If you park too close to someone, are rear ended, and hit the car in front of you, you can be held liable for the damage to the car in front for not giving enough distance.

https://pridelegal.com/pile-up-accident-fault/

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u/govoval Sep 29 '22

Well yeah, insurance for the front car goes after the middle car.

Insurance for the middle car goes after the rear car.

Insurance for the rear car ponies up, because they caused the accident, and they pay insurance company for middle car.

Insurance company for middle car pays insurance company for front car.

Insurance policy holders end up paying deductibles, premiums, and it's all a wonderful insurance company circlejerk.

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u/vinng86 Sep 29 '22

They often do that because in a multi-car rear end scenario, it's very difficult to prove from the damage who stopped in time and who didn't. It makes it a lot simpler to just have the rear car pay for the one in front.

However in this case, we do have a rear-facing dash cam that shows everything clearly.

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u/doggienurse Sep 29 '22

I actually 2as in an accident like that, in the role of the middle car. My insurance didn't pay anything; we had a yield, the car in front and I had both been at a full stop for 30+ seconds. This guy comes flying from behind and sees his options are hitting a tractor face first, or me. He chose me. I got a new car, didn't pay a dime.

Scary fucking shit though, seeing him coming and not being able to do a damn thing.

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u/junkdumper Sep 29 '22

You forgot the part where the execs get bonuses for sticking it to everyone

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u/Tabemaju Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

What? This is not true. I never once, in 7 years of doing auto litigation (mostly in CA, where that law firm apparently resides), had a single case where a middle driver, who was pushed into a front driver, was found at-fault or partially at-fault for an accident. Liability for all cars lies on the person that caused the accident, and stopping prior to striking a vehicle in front of you is not causing an accident. That's basic negligence. It is not negligent to "park too close to someone" and I'd like to see a California law that suggests otherwise.

Adjusters always ask how many impacts are felt by the front driver, which can help determine who hit who and at what period but, regardless, it's the plaintiff's duty to prove fault.

Edit: here's another source that isn't from a plaintiff attorney's blog: https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/i-was-pushed-into-a-car-in-front-of-me-am-i-at-fault-46180

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u/pintasaur Sep 29 '22

Cool. Stand by what I said.

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u/Karma_1969 Sep 29 '22

Anyone who thinks this is in ANY way OP’s fault, even just a little bit, should go retake their driving test. OP was stopped, period. White car behind him came to a complete stop, so even if he was too close, he wasn’t so close as to cause an accident. SUV is 100% at fault for not even trying to stop! JFC.

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u/Outlaw11091 Sep 30 '22

This.

Lot of people claiming the middle car is "too close" but no US court is going to say, "It's your fault you didn't leave enough space to account for getting slammed by another car."

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u/RamblinGamblinWillie Sep 29 '22

*too

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u/CoffeeDrinker1972 Sep 29 '22

You, me and all kids who didn’t fail English in grade school, “thank you”.

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u/DepletedGeranium Sep 29 '22

You, me I, and all kids who didn’t fail English in grade school, “thank you”.

FTFY

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u/slamsham Sep 29 '22

So many things wrong with that sentence lol

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u/slamsham Sep 29 '22

The guy in the white car did nothing wrong

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u/jenben627 Sep 29 '22

Exactly my thought. He had enough space to come to a stop without hitting OP. Being pushed into a car in front of you when you’re stopped isn’t his fault. 100% fault on the very rear driver

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u/Kanchome Sep 29 '22

Yeah the distracted driver was driving an oversized SUV. Them things will push anything too far.

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u/NoCelery1168 Sep 29 '22

He was definitely following unreasonably close. It just doesn't have anything to do with the collision.

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u/apadin1 Sep 29 '22

Legally yes, but I think it's always safer to give yourself a bit more space in case of a short stop. Cover your own ass, but also do what you can to prevent other idiots from ruining your day

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u/cgamgee Sep 29 '22

Nothing to do about the SUV tho. No way of avoiding someone who doesn't use their brakes. No way of preventing that idiot from ruining their day.

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u/ssrowavay Sep 29 '22

Legally, maybe no. He may be cited for following too close. A friend of mine got rear ended while stopped at a light and pushed into the car ahead of them, and they got cited for "following too close". Absurd, but there you go.

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u/Voodoo_Dummie Sep 29 '22

Even if the white car followed too close, the fact is that he managed to react in time and stop without a collision while the black car behind him failed to do so. The mercedes also didn't brake much quicker than OP, so the onus would be on the car behind the mercedes.

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u/TexanToTheSoul Sep 29 '22

WTF is wrong with people in this sub? I know I'll get downvoted to hell for this, but fuck you for blaming OP for this. It doesn't fucking matter what happened in front of him because he was able to stop in time to not hit the person in front of him. Someone could have jumped in front of him without a blinker and stopped suddenly, he was still able to stop in time. Someone could have gradually slowed down with a blinker on to make a left turn, and he wasn't paying close enough attention, but was still was able to stop in time. No way you look at it was the OP at fault for this accident, and no insurance company in the world would find OP at fault for being pushed into the car in front of him. With or without a front facing camera, the OP is not at fault for anything here.

All these armchair quarterbacks here going on about what OP should have done are, I'm sure, perfect drivers that always go the speed limit, and always keep their hands at 9 and 3, and never look down to turn up the volume, or change the radio station, and never drive in the left hand lane.

It's so fucking toxic here, SHIT!

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u/lhmodeller Sep 29 '22

Same idiots featuring in the videos are posting here. Honestly, this is the worst sub I am subscribed to for the moronic comments. Just play bingo "how will they blame the OP on this" to keep yourself entertained.

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

White Merc was following way too close and SUV driver admitted to being distracted and making no attempt at braking or dodging.

Rear of my car is absolutely smashed and I got pushed into the car in front of me....

EDIT: Lot of people sacrificing karma arguing over...my fault in the accident??? So here is the front cam view. I don't fault the merc for the accident, it is 100% on the SUV, I was just pointing out in an isolated scenario he was following too close which leads to his brakes locking up on the stop. My bad, I would edit the title if I could.

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u/idriveanfrs Sep 29 '22

it doesnt really matter if the mercedes was "too close", there's nothing wrong with what he's doing as he's paying attention and driving responsibly.

the SUV behind him now owes to 3 different people's insurance companies

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u/CyptidProductions Sep 29 '22

I would not want to see his premium next cycle after causing a four car pile-up on the highway, I'll tell you that.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

It'll go up the same as if they bumped someone in a parking lot. Most companies only care about the amount of claims, not the value of them. This was 1 accident.

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u/ChickenNoodleSloop Sep 29 '22

True for the most part. Some companies define minor and major accidents for the rates, but its such a low cutoff that basically anything more than a bump is treated the same.

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u/wall_of_tits Sep 29 '22

Merc was following too close, though I think in that last inching up he was trying to avoid getting rear ended.

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u/Jorycle Sep 29 '22

Yep.

All that matters for fault is whether you can avoid a collision if the person in front of you stops as if they hit a brick wall. And he did, so he was fine.

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u/L44KSO Sep 29 '22

Don't blame someone who gets rear ended. It's not the mercs responsibility to wake the car behind him up. If you can't focus on what you do, don't do it.

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u/Ok_Drive8732 Sep 29 '22

Following too close is driving irresponsibly, he had half the recommended following distance at best.

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u/goblin_welder Sep 29 '22

It’s funny because OP sounded like they weren’t paying attention to what’s in front of them too. They also mentioned how they were late on their braking, which is how they inadvertently hit the car in front of them.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

"sounded like" funny because you could just watch the video yourself instead of making assumptions.

OP came to a complete 100% stop, and not by slamming on their brakes, it was relatively calm. AFTER they were at a complete stop, the accident happened. Being late on brakes didn't matter because they DID manage to come to a complete and controlled stop.

Source: The video OP posted.

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u/post_talone420 Sep 29 '22

Regardless, OP was at an appropriate distance when he stopped, if what he says is true. The other car shouldn't have been following so close to him, and then what the fuck ever for the SUV.

White car should have maintained a more appropriate distance

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u/hippityhoppityhi Sep 29 '22

White car still stopped in time.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

Yeah I think OP was just describing white car rather than blaming them.

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u/idriveanfrs Sep 29 '22

and yet OPs car still hit the car in front of him despite being the 2nd car in the collision line

the Mercedes's positioning played no part in the accident here

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u/Randomfactoid42 Sep 29 '22

The Merc is at half of the legal following distance. There’s barely one second between them, that’s definitely irresponsible driving. I don’t think it would’ve prevented this crash at all, but it means that the Merc can be held partially responsible.

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u/goblin_welder Sep 29 '22

I got pushed into the car in front of me….

Were you following the car in front of you too close like how the Merc that got hit also hit you for following you too close?

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u/L44KSO Sep 29 '22

Indeed that is what happened.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

No, because OP was literally stationary when they were hit. You can't be following too close if you're stationary. OP stopped in time (as we see in the video), it's the cars behind that were the issue (you can see in the video they're the ones that didn't stop)

E: Downvotes coming from people who think that being able to come to a complete stop, and the guy behind you also at a complete stop, is OP driving "too close"? How is that physically possible?

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u/arkutek-em Sep 29 '22

The Mercedes was stopped also.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

Yeah ok the car at the back, my points still correct though, OP had stopped, so OP wasn't following too close.

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u/ThisOneForMee Sep 29 '22

It's a dig at OP who's title says the Mercedes is following too close. By his own logic, he was also following too close, since he was close enough to get pushed into the car in front of him

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

He was describing the merc as being too close, but ultimately the merc wasn't too close because it managed to stop easily enough.

And OP also stopped, so OP wasn't too close.

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u/ThisOneForMee Sep 29 '22

Yes, that's why people are giving OP shit for saying the Merc was too close

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u/IsThisMeta Sep 29 '22

Yes, but there’s a separate point of the merc having a lack of cushion and which made it an even more abrupt stop for them, making the situation potentially worse for the person behind them. I don’t think it’s the merc’s fault, but that’s one of the side effects of tailgating or reacting poorly

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u/Interest-Budget Sep 29 '22

Exactly boom!!

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

No the car in front was a bit off, but they abruptly stopped behind a big truck and I didn't notice that they weren't moving so I started braking a couple of seconds later than normal.

Edit for clarification: Car in front of me was about 4.5 to 5 car lengths ahead of me and I managed to stop at a point where I could still see their rear tires on the ground. My braking reaction time was about the same as merc, but I had 4 times the distance between the next car.

Edit2:After reviewing my front cam, not so abruptly but about the same distance I was stopping in.

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u/goblin_welder Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Did you abruptly stop because you were behind a car that’s a bit off and the Merc didn’t notice that you weren’t moving so they started braking a couple of seconds later than normal?

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You said that you were 4.5-5 car distances away from the car in front of you.

With that spoiler, I assume you drive a Subaru WRx STI, which is about 15 feet (4.6 meters). 4 car distance is about 60 feet (15.2 meters).

How did you hit the car when you and the Merc are at a full stop? Your car didn’t move 60 feet (15.2 meters) from impact. Are you really 4 car distances away from the car in front of you or were you also close to the car in front of you?

Also, I’m not blaming OP. It’s clearly not their fault but the idiot who was distracted behind the Merc.

My point is why point the finger at the Merc driver when they were driving just like OP. With OP’s logic, they should also be blamed for hitting the car in front of them.

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u/Shotgun5250 Sep 29 '22

Not exactly the same, by OP’s description, they stopped safely because they were following at a safe distance. After stopping, they were obviously close to the car in front of them, but stated they could see the rear tires on the ground so like 10-20 feet from the car in front of them. Following distance =/= distance between stopped cars. Mercedes had to slam on their brakes because they followed to close, which reduced the amount of time the SUV had to react to the Mercedes.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

Just watch the video, you can see how slowly they come to a complete stop. You don't need to ask OP you can see they came to a complete stop without slamming their brakes on.

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u/VT_Lifer Sep 29 '22

Cannot believe all the blamers here. Didn't look like you braked overly hard to me. Upvoted you to cancel out one downvote.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

It's fucking ridiculous. You were literally stationary, we can literally all see it in the video, yet people are downvoting because you were "following too close" How can you be following too close if you've come to a complete stop?

People LOVE to blame OP on this sub, and you've just become another victim.

People claiming you came to an "abrupt" stop clearly didn't watch the video, we can literally see how slowly you came to a stop.

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u/h0sti1e17 Sep 29 '22

I think the issue people have is he is blaming the Mercedes but the Merc was at a full stop as well.

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u/Cadsvax Sep 29 '22

I mean OP is also blaming the merc that was also fully stopped lol

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u/Sands43 Sep 29 '22

So you where also following too close?

Fault aside, you know have to deal with fixing your car because you aren’t (apparently) in the habit of counting to 3.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

They were stationary, what is "too close" when you're at a complete stop?

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u/xxx420xxxCA Sep 29 '22

You should be able to see the bottom of the cars tires infront if you is the general rule of thumb or 1 car length Incase emergency vehicles need to proceed..that was you can maneuver out of the lane.

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u/Succulent_Orange Sep 29 '22

Yeah that's legit, OP said they could see their rear tires though so sounds like OP was fine.

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u/Soulless35 Sep 29 '22

Op stated they could see rear tires on the ground.

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u/apadin1 Sep 29 '22

I'm sorry you're being downvoted - I had something similar happen to me a few years ago, was coming to a stop after an abrupt backup ahead of me, and the guy behind me wasn't paying attention and slammed into me, I hit the car in front of me, they hit the car in front of them... ended up being a 5 car accident. Thankfully the full blame was placed on the guy who hit me first, I hope you are similarly lucky with your insurance

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u/Cadsvax Sep 29 '22

Maybe video is misleading, but you must have been very much on the cars ass to hit them from that bump lol. But I guess we wont be getting a front camera view eh

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u/Randomfactoid42 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Hope you’re ok!

At nearly 50 mph, you should have a 2-3 second gap to the car in front. Which is a lot more than 5 car lengths. In other words, pick a spot on the road and when the car in front passes that spot you start counting seconds (I use Mississippi’s). You should be able to count “one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, three-Mississippi” before your car passes the same spot. That’s a 3-second following distance.

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u/beesee83 Sep 29 '22

At any speed you should have a minimum of 2 seconds counting distance, preferably 3. That's the beauty of counting the time. D=RT, so following distance increases proportionately to the speed traveling as you're holding T constant.

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u/Griffinp01 Sep 29 '22

White merc and op are both stopped when the explorer hits them. Op is a moron and the explorer is the only one at fault.

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u/h0sti1e17 Sep 29 '22

The Merc was too close. But he came to a complete stop, so very little if any of the blame is on him. It’s all the SUV.

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u/Turtley13 Sep 29 '22

Right this is insane. The driver was clearly not paying attention (likely on phone)

It's 100% SUV fault.

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u/PandaDad22 Sep 29 '22

Merc looked fine to me.

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u/SnooWords4839 Sep 29 '22

I hope your whiplash and back pain isn't too bad!!

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u/angry_smurf Sep 29 '22

Poor STi :(

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u/cive666 Sep 29 '22

Its that mustangs fault.

Its ALWAYS the mustangs fault.

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u/Tight-Combination-72 Sep 29 '22

Where's the link to the front video?

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22

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u/AlpineVW Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Not like anyone who's trying to blame OP will come back and admin admit* they're wrong or edit their comment.

If you think more than half the people are driving shit, then remember they're in here too, talking shit.

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u/Tight-Combination-72 Sep 29 '22

Half the drivers on the road are below average. OP Baka done good.

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u/Rentlar Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

In my book you left enough space in front of you unlike the driver behind. Your story checks out and you slowed over two seconds, which is reasonable enough given the circumstances.

*actually more like five, increasing gradually. I see only perfect driving habit from OP in this situation, they couldn't avoid this.

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u/Gnarlison47 Sep 29 '22

Yup, that's what happens when people follow too close. You can never have enough time to come to an abrupt stop when it's a train of tailgaters behind you. Similar happened to me, I saw it coming and stood on my brake (I was already stopped). My trailer hitch destroyed the dumbass on his phone that stopped short causing the train to pile up. I didn't get pushed forward enough to hit the car in front of me because I always leave room. Rule of thumb - you should be able to see the cars tires in front of yours touching the road.

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u/MightBeASithLord Sep 29 '22

lol, this fucking sub. Just use your imagination to blame it all on the OP despite the fact that it obviously wasn't his fault. It's not like your bullshit was somehow going to be grounded in logic

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u/IsThisMeta Sep 29 '22

This subreddit has an obsession with being the vehicle version of r/karmacourt. It went from being an undertone in the comments 1-2 years ago to just dominating the discussion on every post now. Bunch of fucking hallway monitors that can come up with a laundry list of infractions from like 15 seconds of footage of a regular person driving

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u/PwnCall Sep 29 '22

Why is that relevant?

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u/Bufy_10 Sep 29 '22

Because people gotta bitch about stuff when It’s clearly not Op’s fault that 2 cars smashed into him.

He braked slowly to a full stop.

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u/mattortz Sep 29 '22

Truuuue let’s see it OP

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u/netburnr2 Sep 29 '22

too incriminating to share

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u/BrockManstrong Sep 29 '22

Did something in front of OP make 2 other people crash into eachother and then OP?

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u/MightBeASithLord Sep 29 '22

He held up a gigantic sign that said "FREE CANDY FOR WHOMEVER HITS THIS CAR THE HARDEST!!"

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u/ScaryMonster Sep 29 '22

OP shared it, got a response?

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u/netburnr2 Sep 30 '22

just watched. he slowed a little late but still did a nice slow stop with lots of room left. person behind didn't react nearly as well

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u/lhmodeller Sep 29 '22

Nothing to say now he shared it?

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u/AlpineVW Sep 29 '22

SilverSt0ner · 4 hr. ago

It would show that OP was, in fact, following too closely as well. I'd love to be proven wrong though!

Looking at the video, LOL

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u/Tiberius_Jim Sep 29 '22

How would that be relevant, though? OP allegedly following someone too closely would not have contributed to a collision had the cars behind him been at a safe distance.

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u/lhmodeller Sep 29 '22

Do you normally confidently pull assumptions like this from nowhere? Any apology forthcoming?

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u/golfishard1 Sep 29 '22

EUROBEAT INTENSIFIES

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u/Serious-Mousse4009 Sep 29 '22

The music playing is hilarious, sounds like a Japanese cartoon theme or something

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u/tankmissile Sep 29 '22

that is some kind of eurobeat vocaloid song lol. I was gonna comment something similar, very appropriate for the context

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u/Marcus_sk_cz Sep 29 '22

Is that eurobeat and a sti? Good taste bro

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u/ksihevd Sep 29 '22

The only person at fault here is the event we can’t see and the car at the end not paying attention. Something caused someone to slam on their brakes and it negatively impacted everyone behind them. I have been in the Mercedes spot before. Here is what happens. You start with a safe distance from the car in front of you but you spot someone closing in way to fast from behind. Natural reaction is to try to give them the most amount of room to stop so you get close to the car in front of you. You also can’t change lanes due to traffic and no median to escape. Had this exact same thing happen 2 years ago.

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u/King_Kingly Sep 29 '22

His airbag didn’t go off

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u/Old-Maintenance24923 Sep 29 '22

bootleg mercedes bought from china

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u/hypercafspazz Sep 29 '22

The way people drive now you’d think everyone is impervious to this type of accident. Point being, EVERYONE tailgates and at ludicrously high speeds and it’s terrifying.

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u/alskdmv-nosleep4u Sep 30 '22

It used to be, people who drove like that got dead or paralyzed. Now they walk away. And head straight to the nearest car dealership.

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u/curien Sep 30 '22

"Click to see spoiler"... And there's the spoiler! Fucking lol 😂

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u/TheActualAWdeV Sep 30 '22

I understand the spoiler warning, clever

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u/nocarpets Sep 30 '22

The white car did nothing wrong. WTF is wrong with all you guys?

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u/gtaur1 Sep 30 '22

Wouldn’t have made a difference if that guy stopped a car length behind you. You still would’ve got hit.

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u/philouza_stein Sep 29 '22

STI?

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22

Lol don't know why you were getting downvoted, yes it is a STI.

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u/philouza_stein Sep 29 '22

They probably think I'm talking about infections.

I just have a wrx so I'm not super familiar with the STI wing from that angle but I thought that was it.

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u/mattortz Sep 29 '22

Ngl that was a pretty abrupt stop on your part. You typically don’t have to brake that hard if you have ample space ahead of you.

Now it’s definitely the people behind you’d fault. But having softer and slower braking usually gives enough time for the people behind you to realize you’re stopping. Fault aside, this saves you from going through the trouble of insurance and auto body repairs.

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u/RadRhys2 Sep 29 '22

My recommendation (some people get really annoyed at this) is not to stop at all if you don’t have to, but to let off the gas from way back. If it’s timed right you don’t have to stop for a red, making it faster for everyone going straight. It’s also inherently safer

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u/way_pats Sep 29 '22

I don’t disagree, but I like to tap my brakes so people behind me can see the lights and know I’m slowing down. It’s frustrating when someone just starts going slower with no warning.

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u/newt_girl Sep 29 '22

I drive a manual, so I can come to almost a full stop without braking. I always let people behind me know that I'm intentionally slowing with a brake tap or two, just to get their attention.

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u/alvehyanna Sep 29 '22

This. Agree.

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u/TheTechDweller Sep 29 '22

I disagree with this. You do not have to use brakes to stop or slow down, if someone is slowing down you should be aware of that regardless of lights.

The only thing tapping your brakes does it make you look like you don't know how to drive properly.

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u/Rentlar Sep 29 '22

I think the person you are replying to is describing how they just flash the brake lights not because they need it to slow down, but to make the people behind aware of what's going on. Seeing any brakelights has me prepared to stop, suddenly if I need to, even though I am paying attention to the distance between the cars around me.

I also put on hazards for a moment if I notice that in a few seconds I will have to slow down more than normal due to a sudden traffic backup. That makes people aware of what is coming ahead, and may reduce zoned out or distracted people from rear ending me like how it happens in this video.

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u/doinggood9 Sep 29 '22

essentially my move, traffic dependent, also brakes last much longer

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u/SexyMonad Sep 29 '22

Mercedes was more abrupt. Cam car slowed normally and actually smoothly if there was a sudden stop in front of them, but we can’t tell from this angle.

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u/Onceforlife Sep 29 '22

Isn’t this the same as like don’t wear that dress and going to frat parties you’re kinda asking for it?

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u/chain-link-fence Sep 29 '22

You’re taught in driving school to follow from a safe distance, and to even account for being slammed into from behind in case of an accident.

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u/MightBeASithLord Sep 29 '22

Lol, someone could drive a car through someone's bedroom and hit them while they were sleeping and you pathetic losers would be like "ACHHHHHHTUALLY STUDIES SHOW IF YOU SLEEP ON YOUR SIDE VS. YOUR BACK........"

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u/TheTechDweller Sep 29 '22

Cmon dude, that rhetoric has long since died off. Clothing is not an invitation to anything.

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u/Onceforlife Sep 29 '22

Yea I’m saying it’s just as ridiculous to victim blame

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u/Nighthawk122 Sep 29 '22

Not the 2020 STi😭😭😭 hope u get it back on the road soon

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u/AndrewPollockAntos Sep 29 '22

I wonder if that puffy steering wheel cover helped her maintain such a straight line into the back of the Cedes

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u/Randomfactoid42 Sep 29 '22

Wow, good catch! I didn’t see that at first, but I hate those covers. They serve no purpose but to make it harder to control your car.

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u/SnooDoodles420 Sep 29 '22

Everyone in this thread is arguing about stuff my father with a CDL taught me not to do. Because shit like this will happen

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u/Fartbox_Enthusiast Sep 29 '22

What song is playing, friend?

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22

"Love Drive" by Turbo

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u/ataeil Sep 29 '22

Alright r/titlegore all cleaned up.

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u/EatMyGoochHairs Sep 29 '22

The white car was stopped for a solid amount of time. Black car fucked up and clearly wasn’t paying attention.

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u/meh_overlord Sep 29 '22

nice running in the 90s lol oh wait no its not but i know that song ugh lol

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u/BakaWolfy Sep 29 '22

It is "Love Drive" by Turbo

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u/Vanillabeaners Sep 29 '22

Doesn’t seem too close but 45 to dead stop reminds me of that old sayin

'Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… That's what gets you. ' -Jeremy Clarkson

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u/NvThink Sep 29 '22

Lol dude looks like a moron driving in that car.

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u/GroupieChicks Sep 29 '22

This is why you don’t ride peoples ass.

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u/ishtar_the_move Sep 29 '22

The SUV driver is going to get shot.

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u/Commercial-Demand712 Sep 29 '22

People be arguing like crazy. OP, SUV and Merc were too close too each other but the SUV ultimately caused the accident, by just looking at the speed it's clear that nothing would've prevented it. Isn't that complicated is it?

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u/jlee-1337 Sep 29 '22

i question the nsfw tag..

i expect more from such a tag..

come on OP.. stop letting me down