Checking for traffic in both directions before turning at a T-junction is one of those basic habits that every driver should have developed prior to climbing behind the wheel. Unfortunately, simply checking for traffic won’t prevent accidents from occurring. And that’s exactly what happens in the following video, which shows a Chevy Malibu sedan slamming into a Ford Ranger pickup.
The video was recently posted to social media, and appears as though it was captured by the dash cam of a nearby motorist. The video opens on an overcast day, with dark, gray clouds above. The pavement is wet, and it looks like it recently rained. The car with the dash car has its lights on.
As the video gets underway, we see a Ford Ranger at at T-junction, signaling to turn left. The truck starts to pull out onto the road, relatively slowly at first.
Suddenly, a black Chevy Malibu sedan come charging in from the left-hand side of the screen. The four-door smashes into the side of the truck, the front end lifting the truck up off the pavement in the process. The Ford Ranger flies into the air, while the front end of the Chevy Malibu is totally caved in. The pickup ends up several feet down the road, while the Chevy Malibu rolls forward. Items in the bed of the Ford Ranger are spread across the road.
As the Chevy Malibu rolls forward, we see just how badly the Ford Ranger was hit. The driver’s side door is completely caved in, and it looks like the frame is twisted into a V shape.
It’s unknown exactly what happened here. Perhaps the Ford Ranger driver wasn’t paying attention, or maybe the approaching Chevy Malibu was hidden behind something off screen, such as some parked cars. Either way, it looks like the collision likely resulted in injuries, given the severity of the impact. Hopefully both parties involved were not seriously injured.
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