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Old 02-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Another road rager...

...learned about karma the hard way today.

I drive down I-95 for all of 2 miles every morning and see my fair share of road ragers, but this mornings example takes the cake!

Picture 3 lanes of traffic:

I'm in the center lane (going around 75mph, fwiw) and had just passed a slower driver in the right lane when I hear screeching tires. I look over my left shoulder and see an Audi TT in the passing lane being tail-gated a Hyundai (older Sonata, maybe?) that I see pretty much every morning (I recognized their bumper sticker).

I can only assume that the Audi 'brake-checked' the Hyundai, causing them slam on their brakes & creating the sound that I heard.

As soon as both cars passed me, the driver in the Hyundai decided to aggressively whip into my lane (I assume to try to pass & then cut off the Audi in a fit of road rage), but over-corrected and ended up completely sideways, directly in front of me !!

Thankfully, there was no-one right behind me, so I was easily able to slow down and avoid plowing into them (can't imagine the devastation my JKU would've done to that little Hyundai!). I watched as they slid back across the passing lane, somehow missing the Audi, drove into the grass median, and then crashed head-on into the guard rail.

Unfortunately, since I was in the center lane and had cars all around me, I was unable to stop and offer assistance. However, I noticed several cars from behind them stopping to help.

I'm counting my blessings that I was able to avoid being involved in this crash and sincerely hope that the Hyundai driver is OK, but I can't help thinking that they learned a valuable lesson about Karma today.

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:52 AM   #2
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We reap what we sow! Glad you're good to go!

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:10 AM   #3
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What was his bumper sticker? World peace?
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:22 AM   #4
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Oh wow. Funny how ppl can't calm down...even when the driving conditions require it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:01 AM   #5
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What was his bumper sticker? World peace?
Lol... I think it was one of those 'I love my dog' deals, but can't really say. I just recognized it as a car I (used to ) see regularly.

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Oh wow. Funny how ppl can't calm down...even when the driving conditions require it.
No kidding! Today's commute was pretty ridiculous as well: fog so thick that visibility was down to a few feet, yet they're still cruisin' along at 80+, switching across multiple lanes, etc... just driving like idiots!

At least I didn't see anyone eat it today!


I also noted the spot where yesterday's crash happened; had the county not installed that guardrail in the median a year or so ago, she probably would have gone right into oncoming traffic!
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Lol... I think it was one of those 'I love my dog' deals, but can't really say. I just recognized it as a car I (used to ) see regularly.

No kidding! Today's commute was pretty ridiculous as well: fog so thick that visibility was down to a few feet, yet they're still cruisin' along at 80+, switching across multiple lanes, etc... just driving like idiots!

At least I didn't see anyone eat it today!

I also noted the spot where yesterday's crash happened; had the county not installed that guardrail in the median a year or so ago, she probably would have gone right into oncoming traffic!
Geez...that's scary!
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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The way people drive, I am so amazed I dont see more road rage going on.
Glad all was ok though, hope they learn to take it down a notch.
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Serves him/her right.I would have stopped & after I saw they were alive & nobody was hurt Id laugh in there face.Moron.
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Some people need to learn things the hard way. It's one thing to get mad and yell but it's a whole other thing to take a 3,000+lb machine and recklessly endanger other people/families. He's lucky he didn't hurt anyone or anyone's cars. Hopefully it'll be a wake up call

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