Person Opts to Go Right: No Turning Back
My pals, it’s often a hefty task. Regular lurkers of IdiotsInCars subreddit can vouch for that. Not meaning to put down the owner of this Mazda CX-7, we can’t help but to question what made the driver incapable of simply reversing a tad towards the left to escape this busy setting.
Incredibly, it’s probably not as busy as one might assume. Evidently, according to an anecdote posted on Reddit a short while ago by Beta_2017, the situation occurred in Nebraska just recently. Although the user of the Mazda was reported to be sober, it is still uncertain if the poster and the driver of the SUV are acquainted. As described in the comments section provided by Beta_2017, the parking lot is for rental homes which belong to the same owner’s association, so there is no typical parking space layout. This is most likely why the Chevy Impala is occupying two parking spots in the driveway. It is here the Mazda driver experiences some hardship.
The desire, instinctively, is to swiftly steer toward the right while reversing away from the driveway. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to the Impala blocking the course – making it hard to pass up one’s instincts. Consequently, what occurred was rather remarkable: a 36-second long footage that showcased 16 adjustments to the SUV’s direction – with the vehicle even going back to its original spot twice. It should be noted that this video has been sped up; 11:11 PM marked the start of the episode and seven minutes later, it come to an end. Unbelievable!
Had the operator swerved slightly to their left, we can easily understand what may have transpired. There would have been no spectacular manoeuvre from Austin Powers, causing a few moments of amusement, unfortunately. In the circumstances where it was dark and the C-pillar on the SUV was large, visibility was compromised so we can sympathise with their predicament. By the end of this vignette, we were hoping that the driver would survive unscathed – which thankfully came true due to an anonymous person coming to their assistance.
We certainly aren’t the only ones who are content with the results. The individual owning the Nissan car adjacent to the CX-7 stepped out at the end of the video to do a thorough examination. We clearly don’t begrudge him of that!