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Domino car rear-ending after bus pulls out of stop in NSW

A male driver’s car was completely written off after it was caught in a chain of collisions caused by a public transport vehicle pulling out of a bus stop in New South Wales.

Dash cam footage captured traffic ahead coming to an abrupt halt, but unfortunately the driver of a van behind failed to stop in time- slamming savagely into the man’s car.

The video, which was shared to Dash Cash Owners Australia’s Facebook page, shows the car travelling a considerable distance behind the car ahead, before screeching to a halt and receiving a forceful bump forward by the van behind. 

The driver, Dan, explained his versions of events in the post and said the van driver believed it was an ‘idiot up front’ at fault, not himself.  

‘Cars ahead of me slammed the brakes when the bus put his indicator on despite the fact the bus was in a lane with no traffic ahead of it and continuing straight ahead,’ he recalled. 

‘Myself and the guy in front were able to slam our brakes in time. Got ran up the back by a van however. Car is (a) write-off.’

‘The guy who hit me maintains he isn’t at fault because the idiot up front unnecessarily slammed his brakes.’

A male driver’s car was completely written off after it was caught in a chain of collisions caused by a public transport vehicle pulling out of a bus stop in New South Wales

Dash cam footage captured traffic ahead coming to an abrupt halt, but unfortunately the driver of a van behind failed to stop in time

Dash cam footage captured traffic ahead coming to an abrupt halt, but unfortunately the driver of a van behind failed to stop in time

Followers were eager to add their two cents though with most of them charging to the defense of Dan, saying the onus was on the van driver to leave enough distance to safely stop in an emergency situation. 

A self-proclaimed ‘pub lawyer’ believed negligence of the driver behind was unforgivable. 

‘Old mate behind you will be held at fault because he did not allow enough room it was not paying enough attention and rear ended you, don’t think there is any way out for him,’ he commented. 

But not everyone agreed, with one person arguing Dan would still need to foot the bill for the car ahead.

The driver, Dan, explained his versions of events in the post and said the van driver believed it was an 'idiot up front' at fault, not himself

The driver, Dan, explained his versions of events in the post and said the van driver believed it was an ‘idiot up front’ at fault, not himself

'Myself and the guy in front were able to slam our brakes in time. Got ran up the back by a van however,' Dan recalled

‘Myself and the guy in front were able to slam our brakes in time. Got ran up the back by a van however,’ Dan recalled

‘Even though the dash cam car had stopped and can prove they stopped they’ll still be liable for damages to the car in front,’ they wrote. 

Another suggested Dan blundered by continuing forward after the first bump.

‘There might be an issue as the dash cam guy didn’t come to (a) compete stop he may be held for car in front. I know this because of an accident my partner was in 12 months ago.’

One drew attention to Sydney Buses and the rules that dictate their movements. 

‘Buses leaving a bus stop have to indicate that they’re leaving the stop, even if that means they’re just staying in the same lane and moving forward. 

‘Tough call who is at fault here though… Seems fairly equal between the idiot that slammed on his brakes and the cam car & car behind him who both failed to maintain a safe stopping distance.’      

Most followers said the onus was on the van driver to leave enough distance to safely stop in an emergency situation, hence he should be the one to foot the repair bill 

Most followers said the onus was on the van driver to leave enough distance to safely stop in an emergency situation, hence he should be the one to foot the repair bill 

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