Driving in wet or slippery conditions requires a little extra care and attention. In older rear-wheel-drive vehicles without stability control, any sudden steering inputs could send the vehicle into a tailspin that’s difficult or impossible to recover from. A Chevy pickup driver recently learned this lesson the hard way, crashing their truck on a wet stretch of highway after losing control of the rear end.
The crash in question was captured on a fellow motorist’s dashcam and later posted to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit with the title “Hey You! What’s wrong?” The short clip shows the driver of a white Chevy S-10 make a sudden steering input before losing control of the vehicle’s rear end, causing it to fishtail as it travels down the highway. The driver eventually loses complete control of the vehicle, slamming into a metal guard rail before the spring from the rail shoots the car back out into the roadway. This causes the driver of another white Chevy pickup to slam on his brakes to avoid the collision, which causes yet another white Chevy truck to slam into the back of that truck. Safe to say it was a bad day all around for drivers of Chevy pickup trucks.
This clip is pretty funny, but it could have been much worse if the drivers travelling behind the Chevy S-10 weren’t paying close attention and hit the truck as it got spat out back into the middle of the roadway. Let’s hope the occupants of the S-10 weren’t injured and that the driver of the Chevy pickup that got rear-ended didn’t suffer any whiplash.
Check out this rather comedic chain-reaction crash in the video embedded just below.