If there is any sort of lesson to be learned from this video from out of Moscow, Russia, it’s this: Always, ALWAYS check your blind spot. It’s really not a hard maneuver. All it takes is a head turn to the right or the left, a quick check to make sure no one’s coming up alongside you, before making a safe and telegraphed lane change. But, more often than you’d think, drivers out there don’t check their blind spots, whether out of impatience or just plain forgetfulness.
Failing to pull off a successful blind spot check can land you in a whole lot of trouble, and as you can see from the video, it’s a mistake that can sometimes lead to…”shocking” consequences.
The driver of the Land Rover didn’t see the traffic lane in the right lane and crashed into a Mercedes. As a result, the Mercedes overturned and knocked down a power pole that fell on the traffic. In total, three cars were damaged in the accident. All people are alive with no serious injuries, only bruises and scratches.
Luckily, everyone involved in the chain-reaction crash only sustained minor injuries, because anytime a telephone pole comes toppling down and sparks come shooting out, that’s usually a sign of a much more grave outcome.
You’ve got to feel pretty bad for the driver of the Mercedes, though, since he definitely got the worst of it. He’s just driving along, minding his own business, when someone else’s idiocy behind the wheel leads to his car being flipped onto its roof with a live telephone pole on top of it. Talk about bad luck. Hopefully, he has way better luck on the road going forward.