April 14, 2014
A NYC driver was heading through an intersection when he collided with a US Border Patrol van, wrecking both cars and flipping the van onto its side. Border patrol agents immediately rushed him, accusing him of running the light. The dazed man wasn’t sure what to think, but he didn’t really have to — he had a dashcam.
The accident, like many accidents, happened pretty quickly, and the immediate aftermath was confusing. Here’s how the driver describes it:
A few minutes later, as I was on the phone with 911, the driver of the van, a big burly guy in plainclothes, came running over to me with his US Border patrol badge exposed, screaming “Didn’t you see the light? Did you not see the light?”
When the (real) cops came, the driver further accused me of going through a red light and causing the accident. All the passengers in the Border Patrol van repeated the same line: that I went through a red light.
I remained silent the whole time; I was dazed and confused after being knocked around, and I had just been pounded by a few airbags that went off in my car.