Watch A Cadillac XTS Plow Into A Row Of Parked Cars: Video15
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
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Old people in Florida and Cadillacs don’t mix.
I guess you can say Cadillac is on top of the competition!
A few years ago an old lady drove her car right through the front show room at my work. Almost ran over 2 people. Scary stuff.
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pre owned cadillac xts awd new tires owned by a little old lady who only drove to church once a week 29.495.00
dodge journey slight roof damage willing to neg 8955.00
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“I don’t know why this car won’t stop when I’m hitting brake so hard!”
“I’ll press it harder!”
It’s XTS mating season!
The damage will just “POUND” OUT. !!!
I own a Lexus RX. If the Cadillac has the dreaded safety system I could see this happening. If you brake with your left foot and your foot is not completely off the brake and you now proceed to move the car, it will not go forcing you to step down more on the gas pedal, you suddenly let of the brake while your right foot has the gas pedal depressed like 50-60%, you are then ready for an awakening. The car will jump through the air if you don’t catch it. I asked my Lexus dealer if they could change my system to avoid this. They said it can’t be changed. I will soon trade the Lexus and purchase a car without that dangerous feature. I will look at the Caddies. Pls let know your thoughts.
If you brake with your left foot, you’re an accident waiting to happen.
If you read up on unintended acceleration, it’s almost always old people stomping on the gas, thinking it’s the brake.
I know that my elderly father can no longer drive because he’s unable to really feel where he is stepping and how hard. This was first evident when trying to drive my stick shift car years ago. He no longer could.
Eventually he couldn’t drive at all.
I’ve been driving for 66 years. I drove cars, small trucks up to 18 wheelers, dozers, scrapers, backhoe’s, motorized bikes, boats, but no planes. Reflexes are proven to be quicker when using left foot braking. I do this when convenient. I automatically adjust when driving an automatic with clutch drive. Our race car drivers left foot brake. So, it is not an accident waiting to happen nor a remark looking for the blame, for me it is a safer way to drive and prevent accidents. As for 66 years of driving I had one fender bender and that was when I slipped on the ice and fell into my parked car. However, I am planning on buying a Cadillac Suv for my next car.
Uh huh. And yet you’ve had problems with a safety feature nobody else has.
Surely, in your aged perfection, you will never do what so many others have and stomp on the wrong pedal (or both of them, Mr. Left Foot) and ram through the front of a building, or out of control backwards like this car in the video.
OK Mr. Bright Bulb Nate. Did you forget that when you get behind the wheel you are stepping into a necessary weapon that you should know what not to do. I look for prevention. How I explained in my first write-up was what could have happened, not how to blame. Christ, you sound like a politician.
It’s not about knowing what to do or not do, it’s that as you age you lose the ability to react properly.
That safety feature was added for a reason, and you should know they used data from accidents where people stomped on both pedals as reasoning behind that engineering decision.
But I won’t argue with you anymore.
Nate, Not arguing but as per statistics: most accidents are in age groups 16-18. The most dangerous occurs 20-24. The safest is at age 60- 70.
You have a good day. I am now going out to cut grass and pull weeds. I am retired as you can tell.
Again, stick to true GM car stories, not accident and crime stories that just incidentally happen to feature a GM vehicle as part of the story. These types of articles just trivialize your reputation!
If memory serves, your not supposed to use your left foot to brake for good reason. I mean wth folks, that’s your clutch foot. Sure you may get away with it most of the time, but eventually your gona mess up with potentially disastrous results.