The morning of February 7, 2018 was wet and cold in New York. It was snowing, and no matter how often the salt trucks and plows came through, they could hardly keep up with the accumulation. Conditions were ripe for things to go wrong in a big way.
Watch as a single car losing control snowballs into a twenty-five car pileup. Fortunately, everyone survived.
*I was pretty surprised when I was told that this video was not publicly available (prior to now). So much so that I wonder if it’s true. Perhaps I missed something. If you know of another place this specific footage exists online please let me know.
New to the Roadcam series and wondering how it came about? Here’s the scoop:
In this channel’s never-ending pursuit of the absolute best police videos, we often come across footage such as you see in this video — typically held by the police department that investigated the incident or accident, although sometimes acquired through other avenues.
A couple of months ago I shared a similar video with Patreon supporters and asked whether they thought the video belonged on Real World Police. Their unanimous and likely-correct answer was “no.” At least not without context sufficient to show the video’s nexus with the channel’s purpose.
But one of the messages I got alongside that was something like: “But… y’know… uhhh… we wouldn’t mind seeing it here!”
And thus Real World Police: Roadcam was born. This is Roadcam #2.
Found a link to this video and want to see more? You can make that happen! This series of videos is one of the many rewards for Real World Police supporters on Patreon. Join in — all the cool people are doing it!
Or don’t. That’s totally fine. You will still get occasional teasers like this one.