Parking your vehicle on the road, rather than in a garage, driveway or dedicated parking space, can be a bit risky. When you leave a vehicle parked on the side of a public street, you are placing quite a bit of trust on your fellow motorists not to crash into it or sideswipe it – a high-risk wager considering many folks’ limited driving talents. Unfortunately, the driver of a Chevy Silverado had to learn this lesson the hard way after a careless Oldsmobile Bravada driver backed directly into their new truck.
According to the description for this clip, the owner of the truck, a “brand new” Northsky Blue Metallic Chevy Silverado 1500, had parked their vehicle on their street in front of or near their house. Their security camera then caught the neighbour reversing out of their driveway in their white Oldsmobile Bravada crossover and backing directly into the Silverado’s left rear corner. After the impact, the Bravada driver appears to hang around for a second deliberating over what to do before eventually deciding to just get out of dodge and drive away. Little did they know their neighbour’s home security camera captured the entire incident on video, which we’re sure made for an awkward neighbourly exchange.
Luckily for the Chevy Silverado owner, the truck’s CornerStep rear bumper is designed to be tough and durable. We’d be surprised if this low speed, bumper-on-bumper contact resulted in any damage beyond a paint scratch or two, so hopefully they were able to work something out with their neighbour. We’re sure this is the last time they’ll be parking their new truck on the road here, as well. If you have a garage or driveway, you might as well use it! Especially if your daily driver is a pricy new pickup truck.
Check out the clip embedded below.