Toronto police are once again reminding motorists to obey the rules of the road following a spectacular collision caught on video and posted on social media.
Police confirm the crash happened on the southbound Don Valley Parkway on March 21 around 11 a.m. when a vehicle lost control, crashed into the centre median and spun out in live traffic.
A description of the video posted on YouTube said the vehicle was attempting to get into the left lane when it clips another car and loses control.
Police said the driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and has been charged with one count of change lane not in safety.
“The video, what stood out for me, is the amount of damage not just to the vehicle, but to the infrastructure,” Sgt. Brett Moore of Toronto Traffic Services told Global News.
“The roads, the median. So that would have closed the highway for some time which causes economic loss, people late for work, that type of stuff.”
Police say they see incidents like this all the time, especially with the proliferation of dashcams.
“That video is just like a lot of other one out there,” Moore said. “When people are not doing the right thing, speeding, going too fast, distracted, not wearing their seatbelt, a lot of those things lead to these crashes that we investigate all the time.”
-With a report from Cindy Pom