Van turns in front of car in Derrimut Victoria: Dash cam footage

Astonishing moment driver slams straight into a van knocking it over near on a busy road – as debate erupts about who is to blame

  • Dash cam footage divides opinion as a vehicle and a van collide at intersection
  • The crash occurred on early Sunday afternoon near Derrimut, Victoria
  • While many admitted the van was at fault some also blamed the dash cam owner

Dashcam footage of a horrific crash has divided Australians with a hidden detail sparking debate about which driver was to blame.

The video shows a white van turn right in front of a car that was on a green light and crossing an intersection at Derrimut in Victoria on Sunday.   

But rather than slow down when the van runs a red light, the car appears to speed up, leaving social media users puzzled.

The video shows a white van turn right while another vehicle who had a green light accelerates straight ahead plowing into the van

The video shows a white van turn right while another vehicle who had a green light accelerates straight ahead plowing into the van

The footage was shared to the page Dash Cam Owners Australia and as many started to blame both drivers, the page and other users pointed out the angle of the video would have been vastly different to the drivers actual point of view

The footage was shared to the page Dash Cam Owners Australia and as many started to blame both drivers, the page and other users pointed out the angle of the video would have been vastly different to the drivers actual point of view

‘The dash cam does not have the same view as the driver and it’s entirely possible the drivers vision of the van lined up with their vehicles A pillar,’ a commenter on the  Dash Cam Owners Australia page said.

Despite the angle potentially being obscured many still criticised the driver. 

One said the driver accelerated at the green light like a race car driver while another said a trip to get their eyes tested should be on the agenda.

‘0 to 43kph prior to impact. You left the line with a fair bit of send.. but, if the van didn’t run the red, you wouldn’t have hit him… but, if you didn’t leave the line like Peter Brock, you would probably have seen him and missed him,’ one person commented.

‘If you couldn’t see him and instantly know he was going to run the light by his speed then you shouldn’t have a licence. You may have technically been in the right but you caused that accident,’ another wrote.

‘One of you needs Specsavers… and it wasn’t the dude running the red light,’ said a third.

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