It seems as though some motorists become careless the minute they enter a parking lot, assuming they can let their guard down a bit just because other cars will be traveling at low speed. However, tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, according to the National Safety Council, with many of those resulting in injuries and sometimes even death. This short video clip showing a GMC Sierra backing into a Chrysler 300 serves as a great example of why it’s important to remain alert while in a parking lot – no matter how slow the other cars are traveling.
This 44-second lesson in safe driving was captured on the dashcam of a motorist who was waiting in a parking lot while a family member did some shopping. In the video, a silver K2XX GMC Sierra 1500 is seen slowly backing out of a parking spot as a white Chrysler 300 slowly approaches from the left. The Sierra driver, thinking there’s no one behind him, backs directly into the Chrysler’s path before the truck’s rear bumper makes contact with the sedan, causing significant damage to both of the driver-side doors.
According to the owner of the dash cam, the GMC Sierra driver “started immediately blaming the older woman” that was behind the wheel of the Chrysler 300 and said it was entirely her fault. The cammer then interjected and said he captured the entire ordeal on video, promising to send the clip to their respective emails so they could determine who was really at fault. The insurance company eventually sided with the older woman, saying the truck driver was entirely at fault, and paid for the (likely quite pricy) repairs for her vehicle.
Do you agree with the insurance company in this instance? Check out the clip embedded below and let us know what you think in the comments, readers.