Surveillance Video: Who Was at Fault?

The incident happened on River Avenue.

(Video provided by Priority Auto Mall)

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  1. The law will always fault the drive who rear-ended the car in front.
    I have no idea why the driver in front stopped and is probably not someone who should be on the road but unfortunately there is no question here that the second driver is guilty

  2. One can not just stop in the middle of a public thoroughfare for no apparent reason. It’s a Bor B’reshus Harabbim. The car in front appears to be a fault imo.

    • You’re patently wrong. You’re supposed to be in control of your vehicle and always leave adequate stopping distance between your vehicle & the lead vehicle just in case of the unexpected. Have an easy & meaningful taaneet.

    • @Fiddlin
      @Chaim Yankel
      Why is he at fault? He braked for a construction worker at the beginning of a work zone telling him to stop. Look closely at the utility pole in the foreground and you’ll see the construction worker behind it holding the stop sign.

  3. The first driver stopped cause there’s construction there and only one lane. Theres someone controlling the traffic. So the back car is wrong

  4. When you see someone stopping in front of you, you have to stop, unless you are going too fast and the person in front stops suddenly, but, you’re still considered at fault. It was weird that the car that stopped, did so all of a sudden. Maybe he was letting off a passenger, but then he should have pulled over. He was also wrong.

  5. Why would The Lakewood Scoop editors even post this as a question?? Oh right, you’re also lakewood drivers.

    So listen to Defensive Driving 101: The car in back must ALWAYS leave enough room to stop EVEN when the car in front slams on the brakes.

  6. IF you look closely between the telephone poles you will see there is a flagger who puts up a stop sign at the last second causing the first driver to stop.

  7. I’m of the opinion that the construction worker who held up the stop sign at the very last second thus causing the first car to stop abruptly which in turn then caused the second car-who may not have been paying too much attention to the road- to then slam straight into the first car. So the blame is with the construction worker as far as I’m concerned

  8. The driver who rear ended is completely at fault. I learned years ago in driving school and for those of you that actually paid attention to the driving test and permit test (most likely non of lakewood drivers did) that you have to drive with a distance ahead of you of at least 2 imaginary cars incase the car in front of you short stops. This is exactly the case. It shouldn’t even be a question here who’s at fault smh.

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