No one’s sure why this Dodge Charger driver suddenly jerked their wheel.

Presumed St. Louis resident and Redditor /u/FartLordTunny shared shocking dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the surprising moment a driver in a bright red Dodge Charger suddenly jerked their wheel left into another car, causing both to crash.

Check out the surprising footage below.

Two idiots in one trip! Something’s in the air today… [oc]
byu/fartlordtunny inIdiotsInCars

The crash happened in the 4400 Block of Chippewa St in St. Louis, MO (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As you can see in OP’s footage, he’s on his way to his Mom’s, emphasizing how careful he’s driving, almost to a fault.

OP points out a red Dodge Charger who creeps into the bike and shoulder lane to get ahead of people in the other lanes.

OP takes note of a Dodge Charger he should avoid.

It’s a red flag he notes, causing him to be extra careful around that driver, putting extra distance between himself and them.

His gut feeling proves to be correct because a few blocks later, we see the Dodge Charger veer into the driveway leading into the St. Louis Community Credit Union, except there’s a car he probably didn’t count to be there.

The Charger crashes into said car, themselves slamming into and causing a light pole to fall.

OP’s noted that no one had their own dashcam and was glad to give them his videos.

The second half of the video happened three hours, later, a driver running a red light a good eight seconds after it turned red and T-boning another car as a result, but that’s another blog post entirely.

“What was that red car doing? Did they lose control of their car?,” /u/MamaPagan wondered.

“Two things could have happened, driver missed the turn and suddenly turns. OR arguing with partner in the car and wouldn’t let passenger off. Passenger went crazy and yank the wheel,” /u/Foxai replied.

“What an amazing call, not wanting to be anywhere near the red car. I know it’s just basic situational awareness, but so rarely do you actually see it pay dividends like this,” /u/LunacyFringe added.

There’s a lot to take away from OP’s dashcam vid.

First, as /u/LunacyFringe pointed out, listening to your gut to stay away from problematic drivers is a good practice, not to mention giving drivers space regardless.

Next, if you don’t already have a dashcam, what’s stopping you from getting one?

Finally, St. Louis, are you OK?

If you live in that area, keep your head on a swivel, I guess.


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