Why you have to be extra careful when attempting to cross multiple lanes, especially in low visibility.

Presumed Dallas resident and Redditor /u/HarbingerKing shared concerning dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the moment a driver in a Red Toyota RAV4 chanced it across multiple lanes despite there being heavy traffic, rain, and low visibility.

It didn’t end out how they hoped, getting T-boned by a full-sized cargo van.

Check out the unfortunate footage below.

Red crossover tries to make it across 4 lanes of a busy road, in rush hour, in the rain [oc]
byu/HarbingerKing inIdiotsInCars

The crash happened at the intersection of Abrams Rd. and Lakeshore Dr. in the Lakewood Heights Neighborhood in Dallas, TX (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As you can see in the video, OP is driving along Abrams Rd.

It’s raining steadily, reducing visibility and stopping distance.

As he approaches Lakeshore Dr, we see a driver in a Red Toyota RAV4 attempt to make it across four lanes of traffic.

With low visibility and presumably not looking for incoming cross traffic carefully, they chance it, but don’t make it across.

A Ford Econoline in the other lane T-Bones the RAV4, pushing the Toyota into the opposing lane and into the another black crossover waiting patiently.

The RAV4 gets hit hard and, it’s a coin toss, but is probably totaled, the same with the Ford Econoline.

That poor Black crossover waiting unfortunately got roped into it and suffered thousands in damage.

It’s going to be a busy week for all three of their insurance companies, assuming everyone’s properly insured.

“Holy S***! That is some gnarly game of dodging across four lane busy highway with low visibility,” /u/linecrabbing commented.

“Impatience makes for the stupidity we see here. Dry road and hitting the gas like that would have been more likely a close call, but checks notes rain makes tires slip,” /u/ShenanigansAllday replied.

“I don’t understand this stupidity. I wouldn’t make a move like that without a clear line of sight to see what was in the oncoming lane, so that something like this wouldn’t happen,” /u/WiteKngt replied.

I agree with /u/WiteKngt wholeheartedly.

At the very least, if you’re going to chance it like this, do it smart and creep out into traffic, craning your neck to make sure all’s clear.


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