What could go wrong with slow driving on a sunny day in a quiet neighborhood? Apparently, you could be one of the drivers following a low-speed collision course in California.
According to a post on the aptly named Reddit thread Idiot In The Car, the accident happened in Glendale. The video, which you can watch in the post embedded below or via the source link at the bottom of this story, shows the Ford Explorer crashing into a Chevy Corvette C4 and literally cruising over the classic coupe. Talk about SUV explore never-before-seen terrain (pun intended).
As it turns out, this is an alleged case of distracted driving, which has caused many accidents since the advent of handheld devices. You can clearly see the Explorer drivers on the phone and cutting corners, losing the blue Corvette C4 out of their sight.
Meanwhile, it is important to note that the video has been slowed down by the video uploader. Some of the thread’s commentators pointed out that the sun was shining directly on the Explorer driver’s face, while others pointed out that the thick A-pillars and large rear-view mirrors could both hide the Corvette from the driver’s view. Others commented that the Corvette driver was also to blame for the car not slowing down properly as it approached the intersection.
Whatever the case, the accident could have been avoided if the SUV driver’s full attention had been on the operation of the vehicle. Even in a low-speed collision, an accident can still cause a lot of damage – in this case, because the driver is not looking at the road.
We have no information on the extent of the damage done to the Corvette. But from the looks of it, it looks like the front bumper, lights, hood, all left side panels, left doors and windows, and upper targa – all need to be repaired or even replaced.
What do you think? Who was at fault in this unfortunate incident? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.