Two men were fixing a broken down tractor on the side of a highway and the predictable happened. The highway was only one lane in each direction with only a very narrow shoulder, barely wide enough for a bicycle, so the tractor was pretty much blocking one whole lane. The men who were fixing it were violently rammed by a speeding vehicle and sent flying. Having happened in Russia, the accident was caught on a dashcam.
While tractor certainly was blocking the lane, in my opinion the speeding driver carries most of the blame for the accident. He/she was driving too fast, was in the oncoming lane passing a slower vehicle, then noticed oncoming traffic and needed to get into its own lane quick, but with the tractor there and with too much speed to stop before it’s too late, the impact was unavoidable.
Mechanical failures happen. Those mechanics were working to get that tractor out of there asap so it doesn’t block the highway. Even if they called a tow truck, to get the tractor rigged would take a while during which many cars would pass by. That dangerous overtaking which gave the speeding driver no time to react to the obstacle on the road caused the accident, in my opinion.
Props to Best Gore member Rich Demon for the video:
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