For many people, seeing a Frenchman dressed as Santa Claus on a motorcycle usually means that Cirque du Soleil is in town, so be extra wary and trust nobody. This time, though, Motorcycle Santa is something of a hero, chasing down a terrible hit-and-run driver.
A Minnesota police department got an anonymous envelope last month, sent to the attention of the chief. Inside was $1,000 in cash and a letter, which said the sender hit a car one night in the ‘80s and drove off. The sender apologized for any inconvenience caused three decades ago and asked for forgiveness.
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A car involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Cheektowaga, New York escaped, leaving only blurry video, a small plastic part, and frustrated police. If there’s any group of dorky gearheads that can help, it’s this group, so let’s see what we can do.
There’s a lot of determination exhibited in this video. First, there’s the determination of the driver of that 2008-ish Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be a colossal dick and hit three cars and then take off running, there’s the determination of the biker to not let him get away with it, and then there’s the determination of…
History indicates that this video showing a man repeatedly plowing his automobile into the cars in front of him in assumed outrage but perhaps some other motive may not be unusual behavior in present day Los Angeles.
Every decent living mammal on the planet knows that if you hit a car with your car because of some mistake you made, you pull over. I think this basic idea is carved into the Hammurabi Stele, even. That’s not what happened at all here, as a terrible Toyota Camry driver hits a Subaru BRZ, tries to run away, and learns…
What to do when you get rear-ended: remain calm and exchange information. What not to do:
It was just your typical 3 a.m. street fight outside of a bar in Tampa until Florida Man went and ran everybody over.
I’m not exactly sure what either party was trying to accomplish in this dashcam video of a traffic cop desperately clinging to the front of a car as it speeds away. I’d imagine it’s not the best idea to bring a cop along when trying to evade the law, though.
The Audi R8 is good and nice, but it is a supercar. And sometimes supercars attract people who don’t know how to drive supercars (or really at all), and sometimes they cause accidents and flee the scene. Sometimes they’re such an idiot jamoke, they get caught on a dashcam driving like an idiot jamoke.
Most people would back up and come at the garage from a different angle, but I guess that’s not an option when one of your wheels is already broken off. The unlicensed 16-year-old driver was allegedly hiding the car after a hit-and-run, per CTV. So, what’s a few more scrapes on the door?
Everybody loves a good “Ford Mustangs eat people” joke, but holy hell this hit-and-run is disturbing.
In Saskatoon, Canada, a suspected car thief crashed a flatbed truck into a parked Ford F-150. Local residents heard the crash, and went outside to film. The resulting video shows the world’s most pathetic attempt to flee a crime scene, as the perpetrator flounders with his busted-up Ram 5500.
As most of you may know, I live in Austin, TX. I am originally from Rhinebeck and Kingston, NY. Different cultures, different driving styles, different on many levels. Not only am I rabid car enthusiast, I am also a long time cyclist. That’s right, I’m one of those spandex wearing, leg shaving guys on a bike worth…
The famous 11 foot 8 bridge keeps a surveillance camera going to capture all of the unsuspecting truck drivers who crash into it. Now the camera has caught a hit-and-run in action, and the Volvo 240 at fault.
Driving away from a hit-and-run — even one that doesn't end in injury or worse — is probably one of the worst moral decisions you can make. That's why it's so disturbing when a person defined by their devotion to a rigorous moral code does something so awful. A person like a Bishop.
Terrifying video from Minneapolis today, where a driver ran down a woman in a solidarity rally for Michael Brown, driving through an entire crowd of demonstrators.
A Florida State University student was crossing the street in Tallahassee very early on Saturday morning when she was struck by a car, leaving her seriously injured. The driver immediately left the scene, but was caught on security cameras. Let's see if we can ID the car.