When driving in wet conditions, it’s important to always pay extra attention as unexpected things happen all too frequently. The driver of the Subaru Ascent in this video clearly missed this memo.
This clip appears to have been filmed by one of the rear-facing cameras of a Tesla Model 3 and captured the moment a white Ascent slammed into the rear of a Toyota Tacoma in what looks like a truly devastating impact.
The clip shows that the orange Tacoma was slowing down due to a traffic jam on the highway. Had the driver of the Subaru been paying attention, they would have noticed that traffic ahead was slowing and started to apply the brakes to come to a safe stop. Evidently, they weren’t.
As the Tacoma slows to a crawl, the white Subaru approaches quickly without any signs of braking. It’s not until the final few moments that they applied the brakes, but by then, it was too late and the driver had no way of avoiding the Tacoma.
The moment of impact sees the front end of the Subaru slide under the rear of the Tacoma, pushing the rear of the pickup truck into the air and throwing debris across the road. When the Toyota comes into view of the Tesla’s front-facing dashcam, the full extent of the damage becomes clear: it has been absolutely destroyed.
It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.