Locals and level-headed drivers know not to speed, taking this I-25 on-ramp off of 20th st.

Presumed Denver resident and Redditor /u/Coverville posted up surprising dashcam footage from Downtown Denver showing a speeding driver in a Dodge Charger fail to slow for a sharp freeway on-ramp turn onto I-25, causing them to crash hard into a barrier wall, likely totaling their car.

Check out the dashcam footage for yourself below.

[OC] Driver flew between my car and the car in the lane next to me, through the red light, but didn’t make it around the sharp turn for the on-ramp.
byu/coverville inIdiotsInCars

As mentioned, the incident happened in Downtown Denver off of 20th St. and onto the I-25 North on-ramp (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

In the video, we can see OP and his wife (riding shotgun) approaching the Little Raven and 20th St. intersection.

With a red, they slow to a stop.

All of a sudden, a driver in a white Dodge Charger runs a red light and speeds past them at probably twice the legal limit over the 20th St. bridge and headed towards the I-25 North on-ramp.

As locals know, and as their video and Google Maps shows, the I-25 North on-ramp is a sharp right turn that almost every one has to slow down from the speed limit to take.

There are bright yellow signs and even reflective strips, warning drivers they’re essentially headed for a wall.

The driver in a Dodge Charger probably panic braked, but it was too little too late. They couldn’t scrub enough speed in time, and crashed hard into the highway barrier.

As you can see from this close-up, it’s more than likely totaled.

Hitting head-on at that speeds did major damage to the front end, most likely tweaking the frame, not to mention the airbags going off, too.

It’s over $15,000 in damage if even an affordable body shop repairs it, easily.

OP replied to a comment that yes, he did submit footage to local police and explained why there’s no sound.

“I sure did (submit footage to police.) I removed the audio of my wife’s and my expletives when he blew past us beforehand, though. :)”

“Why is everyone getting upset about him running the red light? He clearly had to get to the scene of the crash right away,” /u/Appropriate_Achoo humorously commented.

“9 seconds they saved by running the light cost them their car and an exponential amount of time,” /u/EpiCenter69 added, pointing out the futility of speeding.

This is hardly a rare occurrence as evidenced by, as shown on Google Maps over the years, this particular barrier being marred by the crashes of previous drivers.


Speeding unnecessarily increases your chances of getting into a crash exponentially.

It not only increases the risk of injury, or worse, to yourself and your passengers, but also to innocent drivers, and their cars, around you.

To the habitual speeders out there, simply put, slow down!


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