It’s been a while since a video left us semi-angry and confused, but also kind of giggling. The one thing you should NOT do when driving down the highway is stop your car middle of it and walk about. This driver didn’t get the memo.
From what we can gather about what is situation in the video was that a member of the ABC 10 news team was travelling down the I-15 Freeway around City Heights, San Diego, California, when he pulled over to figure out what was wrong with a car that was just sitting in the middle of the road with its driver still inside, seemingly unconcerned about the danger of the situation.
The woman, apparently intoxicated (apparently?), then got out of her stalled Scion tC and casually walks across three lanes before scurrying to talk to the man filming this strange scene after he, we assume, was trying to get her attention.
After a brief exchange of words, she then just as casually walks back across three lanes to her car where she just sits. It’s a real humdinger why she seems painfully unaware of the real danger she is causing for herself and to others.
Some concerned motorists also pull over and attempt to divert traffic away from the woman’s car by standing in the road, which isn’t the best of ideas.
There were some really unnervingly close calls, some involving cars and even some 18-wheeler trucks. And the man holding the camera began to raise his voice at the woman who, still, did not seem to register the severity of the situation nor the message the man was trying to communicate after all this while.
Even after desperately shouting over the noisy traffic “You gotta get out of here!” and “Lady, your life is in danger!” right up against the car window, the woman remained unresponsive to him and instead proceeds to place a phone call.
This takes the term “Don’t Panic” a bit too far, in our opinion.
The video stops before the situation is resolved but ABC2 News says that the California Highway Patrol arrives on the scene shortly after and the woman was promptly arrested on drunk driving charges. It’s really quite remarkable how no vehicle came into contact with the stricken Scion.
There's just something about cars. It's a conveyance, it's a liability, it's a tool; but it can also be a source of joy, pride, inspiration and passion. It's much like clothes versus fashion. And like the latter, the pursuit of perfection never ends.