One of the best driving tips you can take to heart is to keep your eyes up, or rather, to look down the road, as opposed to focusing on what’s directly in front of your front bumper. Looking farther ahead will give you a chance to react to possible dangers or obstacles, and it is a useful tip for wherever or however you drive. Unfortunately for the driver behind the wheel of the GMC Savana featured in the following, it’s unclear where the Honda Civic driver was looking before rear-ending the GMC Savana at high speed.
Recently making its way online, the video is very brief, showing the rear-end accident and immediate aftermath in just a few seconds.
The video was apparently captured in Brampton, Ontario, located in the Greater Toronto Area up in Canada. The video opens on a bright and sunny day, where we see two lanes of cars lined up at a stop light. The video appears to have been captured by an adjacent motorist with a dash cam.
The GMC Savana is in the middle lane, with what appears to be a few ladders mounted on the roof. Visibility is good, and the roads appear to be dry, although a row of houses obscure the lined-up cars in shade, and there’s snow piled up on the sides of the road.
Suddenly, a white Honda Civic careens into frame, launching down the middle lane directly into the rear of the GMC Savana. The impact is quite heavy, lifting the rear end of the Civic off the ground and shoving the GMC Savana forward by several car lengths. The rear end of the Civic swings out to the side in the impact, clipping a nearby crossover.
As the two vehicles come to a rest, white vapor starts to pour out of the engine bay of the Civic. We see the driver’s side door of the Civic start to pop open.
It’s unclear exactly what happened with the driver behind the wheel of the Civic. Maybe it was a case of distracted driving, or maybe it was some medical issue. Either way, we hope all parties involved were unhurt.
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