• Mar 5, 2010


Click above to watch the video after the jump

We see a lot of weird, sometimes funny stuff on our nation's streets and highways, but we usually don't feel compelled to share any of it with you. Until today. Wednesday, March 3 was a cool, dry day in southeast Michigan, so we weren't expecting any significant traffic backups on our way home. But sometimes that's precisely when the most interesting situations unfold.

Hit the jump to see the end-game of what had to be a really odd incident. It involves a 15-foot hill, a Herculean pine tree and a very determined "Wide Track" Pontiac Grand Prix going all "Dukes of Hazard" on unsuspecting passers-by. We have no idea how this happened and we're hoping nobody was injured, but at the same time we're showing this video to any teenagers who think texting and driving is a good idea. Please forgive us for the iPhone-quality video and the AM soundtrack, but we feel this is definitely worth your time.





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      • 4 Years Ago
      That's funny
      • 4 Years Ago
      Compelled.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is why the emergency services should erect screens -- weather permitting, obviously -- to stop this kind of senseless slowdown. When traffic's slow, it makes it harder for them to get in and out of the accident scene.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Talk about your slow news day. I fail to see what's worthy of this to be here on AB.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ohh, a car ran off the road. Let's post some video of it! Come on, really?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't be so harsh; he said he doesn't feel COMPARED to do these things usually :-P

        • 4 Years Ago
        Rubber-necking like this slows down traffic on the web too...
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's Friday...get over it.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Since Pontiac shut down, those cars have been flying off of lots
      • 4 Years Ago
      Traffic jam created by rubbernecking or people slowing down to allow emergency workers time and space?

      Whether there's an accident or not, I slow down and move over when approaching flashing lights of police cars, fire trucks, ambulances; Mostly out of common courtesy and now because it's also the law here in Ontario.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "we're showing this video to any teenagers who think texting and driving is a good idea"

      ...shooting video and driving is ok though kids!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kudos for jab at the "wide track" ad campaign. I laughed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My cousin put a dodge (plymouth?) daytona in a tree even more impressively than that when he was in High school. apparently they weren't designed to have 302's in them....
      • 4 Years Ago
      what the tree was hungry but not enough to fully devour the pontiac.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Text and drive = bad, but film and drive = ok?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yay traffic jam created by rubbernecking.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ha ha, no worries Chris. I thought it was good sport to point out the irony of your comment vs actions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey Chris,

      How fast is that Honda Civic?
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