Thanks to the proliferation of tiny, portable cameras, we all get to be the judge of a great many offenses and conflicts caught on video. And just earlier in the month, a dashboard cam managed to capture a road raging duel between a fifth-gen Chevrolet Malibu and a Chevy Cobalt coupe on a highway in St. Louis, which eventually led to a brutal wreck.
The video, available from Fox2 News St. Louis, shows the Malibu accelerate quickly to get ahead of the Cobalt before slamming on its brakes. The Cobalt driver then loses control somehow, swerving into the concrete barrier and rolling four times before coming to rest on its roof. The common consensus seems to be that the Malibu driver alone caused the accident, but our own ruling is more in line with a comment left on Jalopnik‘s piece about the incident by LochkNessMonster: “This is more of an example of ‘when assholes collide.”
From what we could tell, the Cobalt losing control was not a direct reaction to the Malibu’s brake-check. The two cars were actually side-by-side when the Cobalt lost control, and it seems that maybe the Cobalt’s driver was trying to retaliate by repeating the same ill-advised maneuver as the Malibu.
Now, to be sure, this was an unfortunate accident regardless, but we’re happy to report that at least nobody was seriously injured. The Cobalt driver, while a bit banged up, walked away from the wreckage.
And now, we’ll leave you with some comedic relief, courtesy of Jalopnik user Ash78; 2015 – A Spacious Odyssey:
“And Mary Barra was like ‘See, the Cobalt actually saved someone!'”