Driving a car involves making a huge number of decisions, and unfortunately, not everyone has the capacity to make the right ones, as is the case here with the driver in this Chevy Traverse.
This particular video comes to us from social news website reddit, and is a bit longer than the standard crash video, clocking in at just under 5 minutes. However, during that time, we get to witness the full breadth of poor decision-making on the part of the driver behind the wheel of this Chevy Traverse.
The video opens on a sleepy two-lane road, where the Chevy Traverse is tooling along at a reasonable speed. Suddenly, the crossover throws on the hazard lights, then stops in the middle of the lane. The driver in the car behind the Traverse is perplexed, asking “what are you doing?” out loud.
Suddenly, the Chevy Traverse driver starts to reverse, all while the following car lays into the horn. It looks as though the Chevy is attempting to back up into a nearby driver, across a double yellow line and traffic, with additional traffic behind him.
Clearly, a poor decision on the part of the Chevy Traverse. After some traffic passes in the other lane, the Traverse continues to back up – right into the car with the camera. The collision impacts the right-front of the Traverse, slamming against the front end of the following car, knocking off the crossover’s fender liner and crunching the front bumper.
“Really?!” asks the flabbergasted second driver. A line of traffic starts to form in the other lane.
The rest of the video shows the Traverse finally making it up the driveway, with the following driver getting out to exchange information. Both drivers are unhurt, although there’s clearly some ego bruising on the part of the Chevy Traverse driver.
Check out the full thing by hitting play below. Be warned, there is some strong language.