This is why if you attempt a lane change in the middle of an intersection, it’s on you to make sure it’s safe to proceed.

Presumed Texas resident and Redditor /u/turtlepimplord is wondering how this driver got his license after he shared dashcam footage from Hurst, TX to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing how he had to curb his wheels against a lane divider to avoid a doofus attempting a no-look, multi-lane change in the middle of an intersection.

Check out /u/turtlepimplord’s video below.

[OC] Avoided the accident, but now I have some serious curb rash on my wheels 🙁
byu/turtlepimplord inIdiotsInCars

As mentioned, this took place in Hurst, TX at the intersection of Airport Freeway and Precinct Line Road (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As OP’s video shows, he’s travelling in a left only turn lane towards the aforementioned intersection.

In the distance, you can see a blue Ford Ranger exit a Starbucks driveway into the intersection and immediately pulls off their no look multi-lane change.

In Texas, like many states, it’s legal to change lane in the middle of the intersection, although you’re cautioned by many DMV sites to do so safely.

This Ford Ranger clearly took the, ” I change lane now. Good luck” route and did no due diligence making sure all was clear.

With a collision imminent and a lane divider to his left, OP was forced to slam his car against the center lane divider, curbing his wheels in the process.

“In that moment I was not sure if they had hit me. I felt the thump of me hitting the curb and would have liked for them to have pulled over while I inspected the damage.”

With the only vehicle suffering damage OP’s, the Ford Ranger technically didn’t have to stick around, but what a d*** move, am I right?

“I’ve seen about 10 videos like this in the last couple of days, and what gets me EVERY time is how the culprit ends up being the one who takes the lane and proceeds with their day. Have they no decency- no sense of shame?,” /u/CoatReprensentative75 commented.

There are several comments telling OP to file a claim with his insurance, as the other vehicle might technically be classified as a phantom vehicle.

“Insurance company can call that a phantom vehicle. Especially with video evidence. Idk if the state laws would make it ‘not OPs fault’, but insurance will file it that way if they see the video,” /u/tymp_anistam suggested.

Other replies to the above comment suggest that OP might be found at majority fault, anyway, and it’s not worth the hassle.

Overall, a s****y situation to say the least.

What would you have done in this situation?

Let me know in the comments below.


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