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Man Shares Footage Of Van Crashing Into His SUV Because Driver Was 'Checking Out Woman'

Man Shares Footage Of Van Crashing Into His SUV Because Driver Was 'Checking Out Woman'

A man has shared footage of the moment a van driver crashed into his £20,000 car because they were allegedly too busy 'checking out a woman' walking down the road.

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Jai MacKenzie was driving along a residential street in Trinity, Edinburgh, last week, when a white van collided with him.

Angered by the bump, Jai posted the clip to his Facebook page, claiming the other driver was to blame as he wasn't watching where he was going.

Jai captioned the clip: "Van driver drove off after it was checking out the girl on the pavement not paying attention to the road."

The short video shows his Grand Cherokee heading down a street lined parked vehicles at 20 miles per hour.

But as he reaches the end of the street, a white van appears from round a corner and comes straight towards him.

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As the two cars pass by another vehicle parked on the left side of the road, they come together.

The two cars came together on a residential street in Edinburgh. Credit: Deadline
The two cars came together on a residential street in Edinburgh. Credit: Deadline

An unidentified woman can be seen walking on the pavement, watching on as the scene unfolds.

But after a brief stop, Jai says the van made off from the scene and never returned. He said his six-year-old vehicle, which was left to him by his late grandfather, was also written off.

Commenting on the post, one person said: "The guy in the van is definitely at fault.

"You were already committed to coming through, your road position acted as a signal and he should have noticed this and stopped."Another added: "[He] came round the corner like a bat out of hell."

According to Jai, the other driver was busy looking at a woman walking down the street. Credit: Deadline
According to Jai, the other driver was busy looking at a woman walking down the street. Credit: Deadline

However, not everyone was so certain that the other driver was to blame for the incident.

One user said: "Not sure who is to blame but you were on his side of the road and were moving towards him, if you stopped you would have had a case but don't think you have a hope because your driving was pretty bad."

Responding to the critic, Jai said: "I had priority, I was committed to single lane he doesn't have a 'side of the road' and i was more centre. That and he didn't brake at all or clearly pay attention as he hit me.. i was verging to a stop when he struck, drivings pretty bad? What going in a straight line?

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "There was no injury but we are investigating it as a failure to stop after an accident under the road traffic act and enquiries are ongoing."

Featured Image Credit: Deadline

Topics: uk news, Interesting, Scotland, dashcam

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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