Who is at fault here?

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  1. Skeet skeet!

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    In some provinces here there is no such thing as 100% at fault for an accident.

    But I mean really, who else?
     
  2. GCDEF

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    Clearly the Camaro driver. He/she appeared to be drunk or at least very reckless. Certainly not in a good frame of mind for driving.

    Pickup driver should have moved over though. Had I been the big rig driver, I believe I would have slowed down and stayed clear. Same for the guy filming. Whether they're right or wrong, sometimes it's better just to get out of the way of the jerks.
     
  3. Bob Longo

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    Pick up driver could've passed the rig and pulled to right lane, but wasn't at fault for crash.
     
  4. Two-Octave

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    Camaro boy. Got what he deserved.
     
  5. sanrico

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    Wow...just wow!

    100% the Camaro. I know there are others here that say the pickup truck driver should have gotten out of the way, and that's true...but the accident? 100% on the Camaro driver.
     
  6. derekd

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    Looks like the guy in the pickup was being an ass, speeding up so the Camaro couldn't pass him, then not getting over.

    However, Mr. Camaro got exactly what he was asking for when he tried treating the highway as if it were a NASCAR race. What's the saying, Rubbing is racing?
     
  7. Norsegod

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    Camero, however the pickup seemed to be deliberately blocking him using the semi.
    Doesn't justify Camero's behavior though.

    Would like to have seen what happened after they both got out of their vehicles.

    Semi driver had all the reason in the world to be seriously pissed off at both of them.
     
  8. GCDEF

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    Youtube comments say the Camaro driver had a BAC of .19, no license and tried to flee.
     
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    In Georgia, both the pickup truck and Camaro driver would probably be charged. GA has a new law as of 2014 that makes doing what the pickup did, speeding up to prevent someone from passing you, a moving violation.
     
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    How is this even a question? You can't tell who the moron is here?
     
  11. sanrico

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    I totally agree that the pickup driver was being a jerk, but there is NO WAY he is at fault for the accident. That was 100% on the Camaro.
     
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    Surely this law must stipulate that there must be some minimum amount of space (the 2 second rule) before you can pass or it's a free pass for morons to cut people off.
     
  13. raph

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    Technically the truck driver, IMO, because the truck* hit the camaro on the side with the front of his car.

    I'd be curious to see how it plays out in a real court or insurance settlement, though. Good thing nobody got injured.

    * that actually goes for both the truck and the semi driver.

    Unfortunately there's no law against being an jerk but once you get into injuries and damage it's a matter of physics and who-hit-who.
     
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    Does that apply in this case? Wouldn't that law refer to someone passing on a two-lane highway?
     
  15. AZChilicat

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    Not even sure how this is open for debate. The semi-truck driver. (j/k)

    Anytime a guy tries to pass on the grass median and causes an accident? You can pretty much be rest assured that person is at fault.
     
  16. AParrotLooksAt4O

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    While the Camaro driver clearly was acting aggressively, the pickup driver is just as much at fault for “playing the game.” They both got what they deserved. There are plenty of drivers of both kinds around here, and they’re a growing problem. Here, your turn signal no longer shows intention of a turn, it tells everyone else to speed up and block you. Its obnoxious.

    Poor trucker.
     
  17. jhc

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    This is what happens when you turn driving into some sort of a stupid game. Yeah, Camaro guy was an ass. But so is the pickup driver. Speeding up so the Camaro couldn't get into the left lane, then cruising then in the left lane to box the Camaro in, is just as bad.
     
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    It happened in New York.

    Camaro boy charged with Aggravated DWI and aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle.

    No other charges for anyone. Camaro boy is toast.
     
  19. CRBMoA

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    Pretty sure the Camaro being F'ing sideways on the freeway is improper lane use, which was the precursor to being struck by the truck. Unless the truck had an Asteroids™ style Hyperspace button, in which case the truck driver was negligent.
     

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