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Mercedes smashes into van at junction but people divided over who is at fault

Mercedes smashes into van at junction but people divided over who is at fault

People are flocking to social media conflicted over which driver is in the wrong in a TikTok video capturing a collision.

People are flocking to social media conflicted over which driver is in the wrong in a TikTok video capturing a collision. Prepare to wince:

When Brits aren't behind the wheel themselves doling out some good old fashioned road rage, apparently they're taking to social media to unleash their views on other people's driving instead.

And the most recent example is a viral TikTok video that shows the moment a Mercedes and a van collide at a junction, leaving viewers extremely divided over which vehicle is to blame.

Taking place near Ockham Village in Surrey, the recording - uploaded by TikTok account @danparkin - shows a Mercedes whizzing along and speedily flying over a junction.

A Mercedes collided with a van in Surrey.
TikTok/ @danparkin

However, as it travels over the intersection, a van comes into view from the left, colliding with and clipping the back of the Mercedes, causing it to spin off to the other side of the road.

The Mercedes slows to a halt, but doesn't get out of the crash unscathed as the bottom half of its back bumper trailing behind it, barely clutching on.

Viewers have flocked to the post to weigh in on which driver is responsible for the collision.

One TikTok user said: "For the non brits, the merc is coming out of a side road, is required to stop at the line and look and the van is on the main road."

The Mercedes spins out as a result of the impact of the crash.
TikTok/ @danparkin

A second added: "There would've been road signs few meters before the junction telling the merc there's a junction coming up, he just wasn't paying attention."

"I don't see a stop sign tho," another responded.

A final commented: "There's barely any road marking on the give way road the merc was on, could be taken to court and contested but van also hit the back side of the merc."

Many social media users may be resolute that their view is the correct one, however, you can't argue with the law.

People are divided over who's in the wrong.
TikTok/ @danparkin

As per rules 171 and 172 of the Highway Code of Conduct: "You MUST stop behind the line at a junction with a ‘Stop’ sign and a solid white line across the road. Wait for a safe gap in the traffic before you move off.

"The approach to a junction may have a ‘Give Way’ sign or a triangle marked on the road.

"You MUST give way to traffic on the main road when emerging from a junction with broken white lines across the road."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/ @danparkin

Topics: Cars, TikTok, Social Media