“Look both ways when you cross the street” is a lesson that many folks’ parents taught them not long after they learned how to use their own two feet. Humans are flawed, though, and despite this being one of the first lessons we learn, sometimes people still forget to check for traffic before stepping out into it.
Unfortunately, this also applies to driving. Every day accidents are caused by people pulling out into traffic without properly checking for oncoming cars and trucks. This crash between a Honda CR-V crossover and a GMC Savana conversion van, which was captured on a nearby motorist’s dashcam, is a perfect example of someone causing a crash by not looking out for other traffic when they should.
The Honda CR-V, looking to make a left-hand turn onto a busy four-lane road with a center turning lane, pulls out into traffic and sideswipes the GMC Savana, sending it into a tailspin. The Honda CR-V then hits the Savana a second time as it crosses its path in the front and sends it sliding backward into the oncoming lane. Thankfully there was no oncoming traffic in the spinning van’s path, though the cammer was rather close to being wiped out by the out-of-control GMC.
The cammer had this to say about the accident:
“I was driving home and caught a wreck on camera just outside of OKC,” they said in the video description. “An SUV turned left across traffic and went to the outside lane, which was occupied by the red van. The (person in the) red van was carried off in an ambulance. SUV was an old lady. She was fine. The sheriff was a few hundred feet behind. All first responders were right around the corner and on the scene very fast.”
We’re happy to hear that first responders were on the scene of this accident quickly and are wishing the person in the van a speedy recovery from any injuries they may have. Check out the video embedded below and remember, always look both ways!