A Cadillac XTS slammed into a row of parked cars in Citrus Hills, Florida last week after the driver lost control of the vehicle while reversing.
Dashcam footage of the dramatic accident shows the Crystal White Tricoat-painted Cadillac XTS reversing out of a Sun Trust bank parking lot at an extremely high rate of speed. The vehicle reverses out into traffic on the adjacent County Road 486, narrowly taking out an oncoming GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Suburban, before hopping the curb and re-entering the parking lot on the other side where it hits a row of parked cars.
As the vehicle with the dashcam approaches the accident scene, the Cadillac XTS is pictured sitting on top of the row of cars. A photo of the accident scene posted by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office shows the Cadillac XTS perched between a black VW Jetta and a green Dodge Journey. While the damage to the Dodge Journey is obscured by the XTS, the VW Jetta is shown with massive front end damage and a badly broken windshield.
No injuries were reported as a result of this scary incident, thankfully. We can’t say for sure, but the presence of the parked cars actually may have helped prevent injury, as the Cadillac would have traveled further into the parking lot had they not been there, potentially hitting people on the sidewalk or crashing into the nearby building. The exact cause of the incident is still under investigation, but if we had to guess, we’d say the driver simply confused the gas for the brake when trying to reverse out of a parking spot.
Check out the dashcam video embedded below.
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Photo Source: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office