Dashcam footage out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday shows a careless driver in a Malaysian-built Proton weaving through traffic at breakneck speeds ultimately ending with the passing car smashing into the race-inspired Porsche and both cars ending up in the barrier. It’s clear to see what the driver of the Proton was attempting to do here, but it was an utter failure in the long run. From the perspective of the camera car, they’d come up from the left hand lane behind the GT3 RS, and attempted to pass the Porsche (in the slow lane) by shifting over to the right one lane, directly in front of the camera car. At the same time, a fourth car was entering that lane from further right, closing down two lanes in short order.
While I don’t really know Malaysian traffic laws, I’m forced to assume the Proton driver will be the one charged at fault. According to Carscoops.com, the driver of the Proton does not have a driver’s license or insurance for their car. Even if they are to be charged for the repairs of the Porsche, is there anything here that would indicate they could afford to pay it? The GT3 RS doesn’t appear to be horribly damaged, in fact it looks to still be capable of driving. With purely cosmetic damage, limited to the rear quarter, the front fender, front bumper, and possibly both wheels, plus paint, this still won’t be an inexpensive fix. Further, the devaluation of the car following the re-paint won’t be insignificant.
Things certainly could have been worse, but they sure as heck could have been better. In case you were wondering, this is precisely why people aren’t supposed to pass in the slow lane.