Obviously not every BMW driver is an accident waiting to happen, but incidents like these don’t help the stereotype. Whether this driver realized he was in the wrong lane or he just got impatient with the heavy traffic, he decided a lane change was necessary. We have to give him credit because he did use his blinker, something many drivers have completely lost the ability to do, but a blinker does not grant invincibility. Failure to see or at least judge the speed of the yellow hatchback leads to a multi-car accident after knocking the hatch airborne and into a van in the next lane.
Let this be a lesson to us all, patience is a virtue when merging into much faster traffic. If you have already made the mistake, at least get on the gas and try to get out of the way.
This post was originally published on February 21, 2017.