Cars make it easy to travel long distances very quickly, but sometimes, that convenience can lead to impatience, as demonstrated by the driver behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox featured in the following video.
Coming to us from reddit, this video was captured by the dash cam of another motorist, demonstrating in dramatic fashion what can happen when a driver fails to consider the consequences of blindly passing another vehicle.
The video is only 41 seconds long, and opens to reveal a busy four-way intersection. The motorist with the dash cam is in the left-hand turn lane, and ahead we see a line of cars queued up to turn. As traffic passes by on the adjacent side of the street, the cars in the turning lane wait for a break to make the turn.
As the traffic starts to thin out, we see the driver in the Chevy Equinox aggressively tailgating the car ahead of it. Suddenly, the Equinox driver decides to pass the car ahead, obviously assuming that there’s a break in traffic with enough space to make the turn. Unfortunately, that assumption proves to be incorrect.
As the white Chevy Equinox passes the car ahead of it, we see a motorcycle speeding towards it. The rider reacts by trying to swerve, but ends up laying the bike down, smashing against the pavement in process. As the rider slides on the pavement towards the Chevy Equinox, the crossover’s driver speeds up into the other lane, and miraculously, the rider misses colliding with the rear tire of the Equinox by what looks to be millimeters.
The Chevy Equinox driver continues on their way, while the driver in the dash cam vehicle decides to hop the curb and pull a U-turn, blocking two lanes of traffic where we see the rider laying on the ground. Follow-up posts indicate that the rider survived with “lots of road rash,” while the Chevy Equinox driver was later caught and charged for the maneuver.
Watch the whole thing go down right here: