Racing on crowded public streets has to be one of the dumbest things you can do in a car. Nevertheless, some folks always insist on learning that lesson the hard way. And unfortunately for the driver behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox featured in the following viral video, they were unwittingly forced to participate in the lesson by a speeding Dodge Charger.
The video was captured on what appears to be the dash cam of another motorist, and opens with a clear and sunny day on a highway. The sky is blue and the pavement is dry, while some traffic is seen up ahead across all three lanes.
As the video gets under way, we see a blue Dodge Charger muscle its way into the center lane, obviously spooking the driver with the dash cam as the muscle car speeds by and swerves between the lanes, exhaust blaring. The driver in the blue Charger slams on the brakes as they approach the line of cars up ahead.
Suddenly, we hear squealing tires approaching the dash cam car. As we watch, another Dodge Charger, this time a green one, slides into view. The four-door is already sideways, and the driver is clearly struggling to get the machine under control. As the rear end of the car pendulums back and forth, we see it collide heavily with a white Chevy Equinox.
At this point, there’s really not much either driver can do other than hang on. The green Charger slides off the road and up an embankment, as the Chevy Equinox is pitched into a 180. Amazingly, the driver behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox has the good sense to swing the crossover back around in a well-executed J-turn and get over to the side of the road.
It’s unknown if anyone was hurt in the collision, but either way, the lesson is more than obvious – don’t race on crowded public streets.
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