Like a heat seeking missile, the Nissan Juke deftly maneuvered between two cars and drove straight into their front bumper.
Redditor /u/danboisssssss shared dashcam footage from February 4 on the /r/idiotsincars subreddit showing an alleged distracted Nissan Juke driver in Laguna Hills run a red light, crashing into his front bumper while he waited on the opposite side of the intersection.
Check out the now wildly popular video for yourself below.
According to his dashcam footage, the accident happened at 5:11 P.M. right off the 5 at the intersection of Avenida De La Carlota and El Toro Road.
As the footage shows, both directions of traffic running perpendicular to the dashcam’s POV have green lights.
For whatever reason, we can see the Nissan Juke driver drive forward, completely ignoring her red light. The Juke driver manages to drive through one set of lanes before getting T-boned by a car entering the intersection with the right of way.
“She was probably using her phone at the intersection, then thought it was her turn to go,” /u/danboisssssss comments.
This is probably the case, as drivers to her right in the right turn lane are legally yielding before making their turns. Distracted on her phone, their movement might’ve confused her into thinking her light was green.
“People are texting and not paying attention,” /u/idiotdroid comments.
“Then in their peripheral vision they see a car on their side move, so they start moving.”
“Sometimes the car in front of them randomly decides to scoot up a bit further for no reason, and they end up getting rear ended because the person behind thought it was time to go.”
The initial collision changes the Juke’s trajectory, setting it for a collision course right into /u/danboissssss’s front bumper.
The Juke driver eventually drives head-on into his front bumper at around 10 MPH, squeezing between a large black SUV and Dodge Challenger to reach him.
/u/daniboisssssss didn’t plan on posting this video on Reddit for the internet to critique if it wasn’t for the Hertz employee he spoke to, who introduced him to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit.
“Dear guy at Hertz, if you see this, thanks for introducing me to this community:),” u/danboisssssss commented.
If you’ve read this far, this is your reminder to set your phone down and to pay attention while behind the wheel.
And, if you don’t have a dashcam yet, now’s the time to get one.
Drivers are increasingly becoming distracted, and it’s better, for your insurance, to have one running than not.