A week after he got out of the shop from another crash, this happens.
Presumed Illinois resident and Redditor /u/133C96F6D is starting off his Thanksgiving Week on a low note after a driver alongside her on Roosevelt Rd in a right turn only lane decided to go straight, crashing into her car just a week after she got it back from the shop.
/u/133C96F6D took to Reddit’s /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit and shared the annoying bit of footage. Check out her video below.
[OC] Literally got my car back a week ago from the shop from another crash…
As mentioned, the accident happened in the city of Chicago near at the intersection of Roosevelt Rd. and S. Columbus Dr. (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)
As OP’s video shows, he’s travelling down Roosevelt Road in a go straight and right turn lane.
If it wasn’t clear what lanes a driver is in, there are lane markings and this convenient sign.
To make it even more idiot-proof, drivers turning right in OP’s lane are signaling, a point one Redditor points out in the comments.
“Double idiot for driving right past OP whose blinker was a-blinkin,” /u/silasbrock commented.
Unfortunately for OP, they did not get the memo what lane they’re in because, well, they run into his side fender.
“Roosevelt and Columbus in Chicago by the museums and Soldier field. I have avoided so many idiots in that same lane. Even with the markings on the ground and two signs before you reach the light, stupid still happens.. Hope yall ok,” /u/Kurtball replied.
“Since moving to Chicago, I feel like I’ve seen so many more people ignoring turn-only lanes to pull off this kind of stunt. I’m also driving a lot less, though, so maybe it’s related to that? Either way, glad you’re safe and have a dashcam just in case,” fellow Chicago resident /u/SpaghettiPlants added.
Just by the sound and the relatively low speed of the crash, the accident doesn’t sound too bad.
Regardless, getting it repaired again will be a P.I.T.A. for OP.
The other driver was in a Mercedes and, chances are, their insurance should be good, right?