Angry Driver's 'Karma' Payback Goes Viral

Woman films tailgater whose anger gets the best of him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2014 12:48 PM CDT

One of the more popular videos on YouTube at the moment has "instant karma" in its headline for good reason. A woman in Tampa used her cell phone to film a guy tailgating her, then pulling alongside and flipping her the bird, reports CNET. As for the instant karma part: He then speeds up ahead of her, loses control of his pickup, spins into the median, and takes out a light pole. Nobody got injured, but the driver was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reports the Huffington Post.

The woman was in the left lane and doing the speed limit, which apparently ticked off the pickup driver. "I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane," she writes in the video video description, "and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were." She adds that she was simply holding up her phone to record while paying attention to the road, and that until she watched the video, "I didn't even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn't looking at him at all." (In Georgia, drivers may soon have to move out of the left lane if a faster driver approaches—even if the "slowpoke" is going the speed limit.)

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