Toronto, Ontario — August 1, 2019 – From a rear-end collision that ending up wrecking a whole Honda to a chain-reaction crash the resulted in one epic dive, Collision Repair has your top three weirdest and wildest industry headlines.
A Raleigh woman is recovering from one truly strange collision after a car that rear-ended her car came back for vengeance.
Earlier this week, Jenny Garcia was driving home from work when a car rear-ended her Honda.
When both Garcia and the driver of the car pulled to a roadside to address the collision, the driver dismissed the incident, insisting there was no damage and drove off. But that wasn’t good enough for Garcia.
Following the car so that she could relay the car’s information and license plate number to the 911 operator, both Garcia and her runaway-rammer ended up on a street blocked heavy with construction.
That’s when the driver decided to match his wrong with another and backed into a driveway before ramming into Garcia’s car, over and over again.
“He proceeds to go down to the end of the cul-de-sac, pull into a driveway, turn around, and next thing I know comes flying back down the road and starts hitting my car to try and get out,” reported Garcia. “I’m screaming on 911 – ‘he’s hitting me! He’s hitting me!”
The driver of the car then decided he had enough and sped off, leaving a confused Garcia in his dust – and her bumper.
Thankfully, Garcia is facing just minor injuries and is just happy bad luck doesn’t come in threes.
Little Red Cadillac
A man leaped from his sunroof unscathed in Philadelphia this week after a chain-reaction collision almost cost him his life and his low insurance rates.
At around 6:50 p.m., a driver of a Red Cadillac wasn’t keeping his eyes on the road, and without noticing the other three cars in front of him were stopped, rammed into the rear of the car in front of him, causing a domino-effect collision.
Fearing trouble he would get in for causing not one, not two, but three other collisions, the man opened his sunroof and jumped while his car continued moving.
The man then realized he had forgotten something in his car, ran back to grab it, then dashed away, losing his flip flops in the mad dash.
But don’t worry, the Cadillac driver returned to the scene 44 minutes later, this time in the back of a police cruiser.
You can’t leap from a car in cuffs.
There’s a Snake in My Buick
What do you get when you combine a rattlesnake, a shotgun, and a can of uranium? Sounds like the beginning of a bizarre joke, but it wasn’t funny to the Guthrie Police Department when they had to handle this exact situation just last June.
When the Oklahoma-based police department pulled over Stephen Jennings at around 11 a.m. on June 26, the first thing they discovered about this strange situation was that in fact, the car he was driving was not his at all.
The next thing they found – a rattlesnake.
Disturbed by the bizarre pet riding in the back of Jennings stolen vehicle, the Guthrie Police decided to further investigate and found an open bottle of whiskey, a gun in the console, and a canister of powdered uranium.
“He’s got a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, firearm, and somebody under arrest,” stated Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs. “The uranium is the wild card in that situation.”
Although facing charges for having open alcohol in a stolen vehicle, Jennings is off the hook for having uranium in his possession.
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