This horrific 10-car pileup in upstate New York last week included a tractor trailer with faulty brakes spearing through traffic, but no one was killed. One major reason for that was the crowd of bystanders who managed to pull a woman from the burning wreckage of her car.
The infamous Swedish Moose Test can make or break sales in certain parts of the world. It aims to re-create what could happen if a moose suddenly appeared in your path, and you needed to make an emergency maneuver. We’ve already seen this sort of thing once before, but in case you missed it the first time, here’s…
We here at Jalopnik frequently post wild videos captured from dash cams or surveillance cameras. It’s usually silly stuff like cows falling out of trucks, or fights between crazy Russians. Well, looks like Cadillac wants to give us more crazed internet fodder, as they’ve thrown a surround-vision video recording system…
You hear the horn. You see the wayward pickup truck. You hear a window roll down. And then... nothing. Well, not nothing. But it’s at that point you expect an old-school royal rumble to break out. And it just doesn’t. In fact, the opposite happens, and it’s almost like I don’t know what to make of it.
This strange video from Dash Cam Owners Australia shows a car seemingly appear from nowhere and collide with a utility truck. How did this little sedan appear out of thin air?
Mother Russia brings us another gem this week with a new dash cam video showing a flat-bed tow truck dropping a car on the street and just continuing on its merry way. Never change, Russia.
Carlisle River, Victoria, Australia: A commercial truck driver stopped to render assistance to a woman who’d damaged her car running over what looks like a downed tree trunk. While they’re chatting, another big rig comes barreling down on them and manages to hit the tree with every wheel.
You know how, sometimes, when you’re in a panic, you end up doing exactly the thing you’re not supposed to do? I suspect this Russian student driver knows what I’m talking about, right? Da?
We do not support tailgating, and we do not support brake checking someone when they’re tailgating you. This, right here, is why.
Mountain switchbacks are fun roads, but you don’t ever want to think about what it would be like if you have too much fun. Plunging over the side, to what would seem like your inevitable death, would be an unimaginable nightmare. Thanks to someone who survived it, you don’t have to try and imagine any longer.
Here’s why you have to keep your wits on poorly-marked roads this winter.
This dashcam video shows what can go wrong if you’re lazy and you don’t clear that huge block of snow and ice off of the roof of your car—it can fly off and crush the car behind you.
This scheme to cheat a driver out of parking spot was so audacious it made The Telegraph. Finding parking in New York City is for real.
It’s unclear how this 18-wheeler ended up going completely out of control and flipping onto its side, but the craziest part is that the driver seemed completely unharmed.
There are some traffic incidents in which the characters are so bad, we give up on life. And then there are traffic incidents in which the characters are SO bad, that we see a small reflection of ourselves in it. This, joyfully, is the latter.
Sometimes, while driving down the highway, you see an accident. Maybe two cars had a fender bender. Other times, while driving down the highway, you see a completely shirtless man sprint past a herd of police, taser wires dangling from his back, flapping in the breeze, doing fuckall to stop his rampage.
“Don’t you die,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Devers can be heard saying to a trucker after an accident, the truckers eyes rolling back into his head. And then, Devers gets louder. “DON’T YOU DIE ON ME! DON’T YOU DIE ON ME! C’MON!”
Also, maybe, “not drinking.” But at the end of the day, after watching this video, my only true response is simply what is this I don’t even what the how what.
Scientists much greater than I are saying that this is merely an effect caused by the shutter speed of the camera matching up with the rotational speed of the wheels, but I say NAY NAY. Clearly, this is some sort of secret Illuminati Lexus, found in public for the first time.
The rider was fine. The GoPro? Er, close enough.