Car collides with Mazda at an intersection – the drivers are divided over who is at fault
- Opinions divided about traffic accident shared online
- Red light runner and distracted driver collide head-on
A mind-boggling crash captured on a dashcam has divided opinion online over who is to blame.
The vision, which was uploaded to Facebook group Dash Cam Owners Australia, shows two cars colliding at a busy intersection just before 9am on May 19.
Footage of a blue vehicle shows the driver waiting at an intersection to turn right, then stops about five seconds after the light turns green.
They then make the turn despite a black Mazda hurtling toward the traffic light.
The oncoming car then collides head-on with the dash cam driver as the view is cut off.
A video uploaded online has divided opinion on who is to blame, showing an image of a car running a red light (pictured) and taking another turn after waiting many seconds after the light turned green
The video was captioned, “Collision caused by driver failing to stop at red light,” but many pointed out that both drivers were not paying attention.
Several commentators blamed the dash cam driver despite following traffic rules when making the turn.
‘Did I miss the memo? Does a green arrow now mean ‘Go ahead, have you had an accident with someone running a red light?’, one person commented.
Bad luck for the [dashcam owner] though – should have been faster! Take that long to get moving at a traffic light in Sydney and there will be an orchestra of car horns behind you and cars turning right from the left lane…”
‘Collision could have been avoided if the (dashcam) driver was awake!’ added a second.
The driver then turns right about five seconds after the light turns green and collides head-on with a black Mazda that appears to be running a red light (pictured)
Texting on the phone, car behind the DC car beeps because the fkn light has been on green for an eternity at this point, DC driver drops phone in center console and just kicks in loudly and drives the Mazda with high speed over.. ….. Am I close?’ a third hypothesis.
While others were quick to point out that all would have been avoided if the Mazda driver hadn’t run the red light in the first place.
‘Good idea! Let’s blame the victim,” someone said.
“FFS when did it become okay to excuse a red light runner?” wrote a second.
“It’s easy to look at that video and judge, especially after seeing it a few times, but you weren’t there and if you’ve ever experienced a crash you would know it can happen very quickly . Of course they were slow to leave, but they did have the green arrow,” added another.