Okay, Here's The "Crashes Into Rocks" Video
I wouldn’t normally put up two YouTube vids in a day, much less in a week, but this one is blowing up like the proverbial crack in the Eighties. So… how would you have avoided this incident? And can you count all the different things the driver is doing wrong?
According to the people at Mischief.tv, the driver stated
“Well it happened at South Mountain park in Phoenix AZ. One of my buddies and I were out just having fun and driving until I came up on a deceptive corner, misjudged it and it happened. No injuries. The car was a total loss. Misjudgment of the road caused the accident.”
If the owner doesn’t seem too worried about the loss of the car, I guess we shouldn’t be either. Perhaps the poor M3 will be reborn as a NASA GTS racer or something. More likely, it will be crushed and sent to China. I never thought I’d say it, but given what’s coming down the pike from BMW I suspect we will miss those V8-powered M3s.
Makes me wonder if this kid would have been better off with something like a FR-S. I mean, you really have to be pushing the M3 before the excitement starts. Searching for that rush just becomes so much more dangerous when things get away from you.
A sharp left after a hill like that is a admittedly bad bit of road construction. The cambers are all over the place to. Not that I am saying the kid is not at fault, cos he is, I am just pointing out that, that is not a great road for some fun driving. I am not even sure why they bothered paving it because it is such a poorly engineered road and there are no warning signs up either.
Something gives me the impression, that God forbid this little dumbass had hit someone on a bike or on foot he wouldn't have gave a rat's azz about it, and mummy and daddy would have bailed their poor innocent helples spawn out and shortly after bought him a new Bimmer to get over the trauma. What went wrong?
Allow me to repeat a few points for those of you who do not live in Phoenix: This accident took place in a city park in Phoenix, South Mountain Park. It did not happen out in the middle of the desert a hundred miles from civilization (assuming one is willing to count Phoenix as civilized). SMP is heavily used by bikers, both self-propelled and motorized, and hikers alike...all use the paved roads. The roads aren't necessarily banked, because they aren't state highways---they are park roads. You wouldn't drive like this in Central Park, and it's not appropriate here, either. Anyone who lives in Phoenix knows this. Firebird Raceway is located about 5 miles south of SMP, which is the appropriate place to take daddy's BMW for a hard drive. This kid will, hopefully, be a great contributor to this website in a few years.