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Unbelievable Dash Cam Footage shows Parked Car, sent Careening into Flower Shop

A quiet day in North Vancouver takes a quick turn

A quiet Saturday evening at North Vancouver’s Park and Tilford shopping centre turned dramatic when a collision occurred involving an SUV and a parked sedan. The incident, captured on a VIOFO A129 Plus Duo dash cam installed in a nearby vehicle, unfolded rapidly, highlighting the dangers of reckless driving.

A Momentus Impact

The dash cam video, which was later shared with local News, recorded the critical moment at 8 p.m., showing a black SUV colliding at high speed with a parked red sedan. The force of the impact sent the sedan hurtling backward into a local flower shop, Special Moments Flowers and Gifts, while the SUV was thrown against concrete barriers outside a Winners store. The sedan crashed through the front door of the flower shop, half its body diving into the business itself. Miraculously, no injuries were reported despite the severe potential for harm.

Community Reaction

The aftermath of the crash was distressing for the community, especially as the flower shop sustained significant damage right before Mother's Day, a crucial time for their business. At the sight of the boarded-up flower shop, the local community expressed concern and support for the shop, hoping for a swift recovery and reopening. The community at large was quick to repost the video on Reddit, expressing dismay at the incident.

Police Response and Safety Reminder

Firemen and RCMP were quick on the scene, ensuring the situation did not escalate further. North Vancouver RCMP highlighted the incident as a stark reminder of the consequences of drinking and driving. They praised the fortunate outcome of no injuries but stressed the importance of responsible alcohol consumption and planning safe transportation home to prevent such dangerous situations.

Importance of Dash Cams

This incident underscores the critical role that dash cams can play in capturing real-time evidence of road incidents, which can be crucial for investigations and insurance claims. Without the dash cam footage showing the crash itself, it’s doubtful that anyone would believe the SUV was driving that fast, in a parking lot of all places. The VIOFO A129 Plus Duo, known for its clarity and reliability, proved essential in documenting the details of this event, serving as an unbiased witness to the crash. This incident was captured because the camera was wired for parking mode.

VIOFO A129 Plus Duo Dash Cam

2K QHD | Parking Mode | Front and Rear

Keeping the same chipset as the well-reviewed A119 V3, but now with a mobile app viewer and the freedom to add on a rear camera. Excellent 2K QHD 1440p recording daytime and night thanks to a 5MP Sony STARVIS image sensor. Built-in dual-band WiFi support allows you to get real-time video preview, playback and download download footage right from your smartphone.

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