To Dodge, aye, to RAM: there’s the rub.
If you have been within shouting distance of the Internet lately, you’ve no doubt heard about the Veloster/RAM collision from this weekend. There are many descriptions of the incident available, but my absolute favorite comes from MA-ROONED:
So, this fourteen year old delinquent steals his grandfather’s car. He proceeds to go on a joyride, listening to the police scanner, when he decides the best way to shake the po-po is to drive through a playground where young children are playing. The cops back off, because they don’t want to endanger the kids, so he decides another run is in order.
Then one of the dads gets pissed. Dad has a Dodge Earthf**ker. On the little bastard’s third swing around, Dad rams the sonofabitch. Hilarity ensues.
There you do. Jalopnik refers to the father’s actions as a “moral grey area”, and the blogger I quoted above points out that the RAM was, in fact, in the wrong lane at the time. It’s possible that the various laws in place that protect citizens acting to assist the police might be of use here; it’s also possible that the police will simply decline to charge him, making the inevitable lawsuit by the kid’s parents more difficult.
What say you, B&B? And how does this photo make you feel about crash safety in the high and mighty era?