It's bad enough to get into just one car accident in a day. But, to get into TWO accidents in one day, with the second one being much, much worse than the first? Now, that's just some terrible, horrible, no good, very bad luck.
But, that's exactly what happened to a pickup driver and two passengers in Canada, after the truck they were traveling in got rear-ended on Toronto Highway 401. While they were awaiting assistance on the busy highway following the first accident, a white Lexus, coming in way too hot, completely sideswiped the pickup, injuring the three people.
A tow truck driver who attempted to assist after the first accident captured the multi-vehicle crash on his dashcam, and it looked like one damn terrifying scene.
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Adil Kanan, the owner of Toronto-based towing service Metro One Auto Services Inc., had approached the pickup truck after the initial read-ending incident to offer his services, but they informed him that another tow truck was on its way. Virtually right after Kanan went back to his tow truck to call in police assistance, he witnessed the second accident.
"The white Lexus, traveling westbound at highway speed, literally just drove right into them," said Kanan, whose truck was damaged in the crash. "After seeing this firsthand, I am strongly of the opinion that this driver was not paying attention, 100 percent."
Toronto paramedics later arrived on the scene, and fortunately, the three folks who got injured were in stable condition after getting treated for minor injuries. As you can tell from the video, the end result could have been much, much worse.
"This could have easily been prevented," he said. "Had this driver been paying attention... even if he was not able to move over, he could have at least slowed down, well in advance. There was a lot of ample time. I observed this ahead of time, which is why I braced myself for the impact."
"It's a little bit scary."
Yeah, you could say that again.
This post was originally published on August 7, 2018.