The roads can be very dangerous, even when weather conditions are clear. For example, stalled cars and debris can completely shut down a lane, resulting in other drivers swerving into fast-moving traffic, as seen in the following video featuring a broken-down Chevy Camaro convertible.
The video is about 2 minutes, 45 seconds long, and shows a red Chevy Camaro sitting in the middle of Interstate 5 in California. The Chevy Camaro appears to be damaged and has some missing body components up front. According to the video description, it’s possible the Chevy collided into the center dividing wall, and the driver was unable to coax the droptop over to the shoulder.
The individual behind the camera is camped out on the side of the road, and has a high-intensity LED light illuminating the rear of the Chevy Camaro to help alert oncoming traffic. Apparently, California High Patrol was notified of the broken-down vehicle prior to filming.
This particular stretch of highway is quite dangerous. Interstate 5 runs north to south along the length of California, connecting Los Angeles with northern towns and cities. I5 is mostly flat and straight, and as a result, many drivers will speed, swerving around slower cars and tailgating. As the video description points out, distracted driving is also a big problem, which means this broken-down Chevy Camaro could go unseen until the last moment, even with the hazards blinking and an LED light trained on the rear end.
The video is pretty simple, showing a single angle of the broken-down convertible as other drivers speed around it. Some drivers come right up to the bumper, changing lanes into faster-moving traffic and nearly causing further incidents. Around the one-minute mark, a Toyota Prius is seen very nearly slamming into the rear of the Chevy Camaro, obviously not paying attention. The Prius squeals its tires to avoid hitting the Chevy, swerving across multiple lanes to do so. Unfortunately, the Prius isn’t the only car to repeat this chain of events. To make matters worse, some cars are seen running over adjacent debris.
The end of the video shows two fire trucks pull up to block traffic, and luckily, no serious accidents occur. However, it just goes to show how dangerous things can be. Keep your eyes on the road, folks.