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A ute ran a red light before flipping over in Launceston as the drivers’ reaction infuriated viewers

Ute drives through a red light and gets flipped on his side after being boned by a car – but it’s what the driver does next that infuriates viewers

  • Images posted to YouTube by Bad Driving Australia have outraged viewers
  • The vision of February 21, 2018 shows the ute driving through a red light in Launceston
  • A security camera captured the moment a black sedan crashed into the white car witte
  • The truck driver helps his passenger get out of the flipped ute quickly
  • But his selfish actions have infuriated viewers by leaving the dazed and injured man

A driver who was given a T-bone after going through a red light has been beaten for trying to throw his battered ute off his side without checking on his dazed passenger.

The crash took place at a major intersection in Launceston, Hobart, in 2018, but has resurfaced online after footage of the incident was shared this week.

The clip begins with the white pickup being rammed onto its side and spinning 360 degrees as it slides down the road, before coming to a stop on its side.

Dressed in a shirt and work boots, the ute driver slowly kicks out the windshield of his car and climbs to safety before holding his head as he surveys the destruction.

He briefly helps his buddy out of the car, then turns his attention to the wreckage as dozens of bystanders, including the other driver, rush to help the ute overturn.

A driver has been charged for running a red light, colliding with an oncoming vehicle and then failing to check the condition of his dazed passenger

A driver has been charged for running a red light, colliding with an oncoming vehicle and then failing to check the condition of his dazed passenger

Viewers online were quick to criticize the ute driver for failing to check on his passenger, who stumbled onto the sidewalk and collapsed holding his head.

“I still can’t believe the first reaction after crawling out was to try to push the ute upright instead of checking on the other driver,” one person wrote.

“And then never again in the many minutes that the original clip continued after,” they added.

‘That is what I thought! And how a man ran to the car that hit them before he even tried to see if the boys were trapped in the ute,” agreed another.

A woman defended the bystander’s decision to rush to the other driver before checking the condition of the two men in the ute.

“If I witnessed such an accident, I would probably also check the nearest victims first (including the innocent party) and then check the condition of the red light runner,” she wrote.

Footage of the pesky T-bone resurfaced online this week, with viewers slamming the ute driver's actions after the crash

Footage of the pesky T-bone resurfaced online this week, with viewers slamming the ute driver's actions after the crash

Footage of the pesky T-bone resurfaced online this week, with viewers slamming the ute driver’s actions after the crash

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