Horrible moment when a car FLIPTS three times in a wild tailgating crash before hitting a freeway blockade
- Dashcam footage shows a car rolls over three times after being hit from behind
- The incident occurred after a car in the outer lane rammed into an oncoming car
- The crash happened earlier this year on Sydney’s M5 motorway at Riverwood
- People who commented online were divided on who was to blame for the crash
Dash can video has shown the terrifying moment when a car hit from behind flips over three times before crashing into a wall next to the highway, with opinions divided online as to who caused the accident.
The incident, posted to Dash Cam Owners Australia’s YouTube channel, was filmed earlier this year on Sydney’s M5 motorway near Belmore Road in Riverwood.
It shows a black car merging from the middle lane into the right lane, where a car traveling at a higher speed doesn’t brake and crashes straight into it.
The black car then rolls three times before coming to a stop against the highway’s outer barrier.
The station said no one was seriously injured in the accident.
The black car enters the overtaking lane from the middle lane of the M5 motorway in Sydney
The rear car does not brake and rams straight behind the merging car in front
People who commented on the video differed on where to blame for the crash, with some blaming the driver whose car flipped over for ‘brake control’ as the car pulled into the outside lane.
“Checking the brakes in the overtaking lane on a goddamn highway and you think it’s the… [following driver’s] wrong?’ one person commented.
“So you’re another driver who thinks you’re the only one on the road,” one person commented. “Any sane driver would see the car cross and brake.”
“The Corolla driver is 100 percent wrong and it has nothing to do with changing lanes or being in the right lane of the black car,” commented another.
“It’s all about a Corolla driver who showed no situational awareness to notice that traffic was slowing down and therefore speeding and crashing into a completely innocent driver.”
Other people speculated that the towing driver must have been distracted by a phone because he failed to brake in time to avoid the vehicle in front.
Tailgating is an illegal act while driving, with the current fine in NSW being a $448 fine by way of a spot fine or a fine and three demerit points.
Depending on the situation, intentionally checking the brakes by a driver to prevent a car from behind from tailgating can be considered an act of dangerous driving.
The black car rolls three times and comes to a stop on the highway’s outer barrier – no one was seriously injured in the crash