Dashcam Captures Polish Driver's Collision With Police Car

StoryfulPublished: April 5, 2017202,138 views
Published: April 5, 2017

A dashcam video from Poland showing a collision between an overtaking driver and a police car went viral in April 2017. The collision occurred when the police car attempted to turn left at the same time as the other driver was overtaking.

We see the cammer driving behind a silver hatchback and decides to overtake the slow driver in front of him. Two vehicles pass in the opposite direction before the cammer turns the signal on and steps on the gas pedal. When he overtakes, we see that there is a line of four other cars out front, all driving incredibly slow. So he slams the gas to overtake them all, when all of the sudden, the first car stops and turns left!

When the cammer notices the vehicle turning, which also turned out to be a police cruiser, he tried slowing down while also slamming on the horn, but the cruiser actually stops in the road, mid-turn and the cammer rams his car into the cruiser’s back bumper. Bummer!

According to the driver, whose dashcam recorded the incident, the police officer admitted fault for the accident and took a statement from the driver. Storyful cannot verify the driver’s account.

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    • 2 rumbles
      chevyyota · 30 weeks ago

      Wasn't the cop's fault. You're only supposed to overtake one vehicle at a time, not several.

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      starzfan31 · 30 weeks ago

      This makes it the other drivers fault. He was not in his own lane. Maybe he should slow down and stop trying to pass the entire highway of vehicles. Hope he enjoys his citation.

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      marvinisit · 29 weeks ago

      Can't speak for Poland, but in the US(North Carolina) it is the driver who is turning that has the responsibility of clearing any traffic when making a turn in a passing zone... check into it... I have seen this twice happen to friend of mine...

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      hulehuma · 29 weeks ago

      ASDFG

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      jetskier1 · 29 weeks ago

      Same law in the US and Mexico. I was making a left turn in Cozumel and had a taxi slam into my rental car. I was charged with failure to yield.

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      hootbah · 27 weeks ago

      Law and reality don't tie together all that effectively in this kind of situation. Reality says bagging that many at once requires great gobs of observation, perception, and evaluation with experience hopefully aiding a good outcome.