This incident takes place in California, where a couple are driving in a car that has a dashcam mounted to it. According to the owner of the car, “this was recorded on a GoPro HD Hero 2 with the extended battery BacPac which gives me more than enough time for the average commute that I do (~2.5h/day, round trip). If you’re considering adding a camera to your commute, I highly recommend it. I have a previous video in my channel of a car running over my foot (while I was riding a motorcycle) and that made the insurance settlement easy-peasy. Just make sure the camera you get has a battery life that outlasts your average commute, or can be charged while you drive. The small hassle of charging it daily and clearing the memory is well-worth it in the rare case that an incident occurs.”
What the driver doesn’t realize is that he’s about to get into a massive street fight with a road raging Toyota Camry. Watch the video below to see what started it all.
In fairness, the driver was speeding when the Toyota Camry made a move to get over a lane, and because the driver was speeding the Camry must’ve not seen the car come up into its blind spot. What isn’t cool is what the Toyota Camry did next. Watch this:
Yikes. That Camry driver is pissed. This is dangerous behavior, luckily both of these drivers had brakes in good condition — at least good enough condition to avoid wrecking on the highway, possibly injuring other people as well. Continue to maintain your brakes so you too can avoid a road rager bent on crashing your car.
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No citations have been issued, and the crash is still under investigation.
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