Unfortunately, hit-and- run incidents are rather common across the globe but thanks to the modern innovation of dashcams, these instances are a bit easier to get on record. One such example is this footage that comes out of Australia of a facelifted Ford Ranger barging into an FT-generation Suzuki Grand Vitara.
It’s not clear what’s taking place ahead of the traffic due to a lack of visuals but, the Nissan X-Trail leading the pack shows an intention to cross over into the left lane which we later see to be a slipway. The Japanese crossover is followed by a Ford Transit and, our perpetrator, the Ford Ranger. After the white Kia Ceed passes, the Ranger decides to cross over into the left lane while presumably failing to check its blindspot.
Quickly after that, we see the Grand Vitara execute an evasive maneuver but the front MacPherson and rear De Dion coil spring suspension of the older SUV isn’t enough to keep it composed. As a result, the Grand Vitara oversteers into the Ford Ranger which shows no signs of slowing down. The two vehicles make contact and the Japanese SUV is forced into an innocent Hyundai Getz before landing on its roof.
Having just witnessed a Suzuki hate crime, the Jimny one car ahead appears extremely weary of the troublesome Ranger. It then looks as if the instigator of the incident shows an intention to come to a stop but instead, after squeezing past a beefed-up Nissan Patrol that pulls over to assist the overthrown Grand Vitara, it speeds off down the motorway.