There’s no denying this Toyota entered the intersection well after their light turned red.

Houstonian and Redditor /u/accountunauthorized shared head-shaking dashcam footage from earlier last month (May 7, 2024) to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the hare-brained moment a driver in a Toyota Camry entered the intersection at Bissonnet and Cook 7 seconds after their light turned red, causing a fender bender as a result.

Check out the dashcam footage below.

red light runner accident [OC]
byu/accountunauthorized inIdiotsInCars

As mentioned, the fender bender happened at the intersection of Bissonnet St. and Cook Rd. in Houston (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As OP’s video shows, he stops in the left turn lane on Bissonnet.

We see the light to go straight turn red and, after a beat, cars on Cook Rd. start to enter the intersection.

Then, after a good seven seconds, we see a driver in a dark-colored Toyota Camry on Bissonnet headed the other way run the red light, and continue into the intersection.

It looks like the Camry driver showed no signs of stopping.

The inevitable happens and the Camry collides head-on with the front fender of a Kia.

Coincidentally, a Houston PD cruiser with its blues and tunes enters the intersection and passes the accident.

It looks like that officer was responding to another incident and didn’t stop to render assistance.

If that officer observed the red light runner and ticketed that driver accordingly, in Houston, red light runners are subject to a $155 base fine and two points on their record.

“I worked on red camera violator trials. We used to laugh at these people because they usually said they didn’t do it,” /u/1961tracy commented.

I’m assuming the red light runner was distracted w/ their phone or something and just failed to notice the light was red and the intersection wasn’t clear,” /u/Altar_Quest_Fan wondered.

“This was so chaotic, holy s***,”/u/LovelyxCastle added.

“Amazon truck just stops after seeing the accident, white SUV moved into the intersection to get out of cops’ way but then seemingly just stays there, cop just moves right along not noticing.”

I don’t think there’s much drivers entering the intersection from Cook Rd. could’ve done.

It’s one of those all too often cases where, despite the best defensive driving, it still doesn’t account for how distracted some drivers can be.


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