Hectic three car crash

Gnarly car crash at 19th and Valencia.

At 19th and Valencia. Captured here by DocPop.

SF Appeal says only minor injuries. (whew!)

Second pic sent in by tipster Ben, who writes “The other car involved, a hybrid honda civic, came out relatively unscathed. Yet another tragic story of when hybrid drag racing goes wrong.”

16 Responses to “Hectic three car crash”

  1. Barbara Graber says:

    That looks terrible, glad no one was badly injured. This answers my hovering helicopter question.

  2. Justin says:

    Rode by this morning. Pretty crazy. Didn’t see the other car though.

  3. why says:

    Ryan Dunn had a lot of fans

  4. Dave says:

    fucking Prius drivers.

  5. Ryan says:

    Struggling to understand how an accident of that magnitude could occur in that location.

  6. Jay says:

    Wow! How do you even have a crash of that magnitude on Valencia?

    • Sameer Bhansaki says:

      Larger minivan. Running a red light. 715am, empty street, speeding like s/he doesn’t give a damn. Pretty easy to knock another car over under those circumstances.

  7. JJ san says:

    Did that roof come off from the Jaws of Life, or from the crash?

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      I’m betting jaws of life. Too clean a removal otherwise.

      • Sameer Bhansaki says:

        Saw it this morning — it was the jaws of life. Weird angle for this car, though. The minivan that hit this car was stopped facing north on valencia (with a crushed frontend, of course), but the car that’s turned over looks like it was hit by a car going south.

  8. FAKE. everyone knows hybrids explode into a massive fireball when they crash.

    • Steve says:

      And rescue crews can’t approach them because they’ll get electrocuted. I read it on freerepublic.com, so it’s pretty reliable.

  9. Brian says:

    I heard this one, not really brakes just the crunch. This was around the time sun shines down 19th, so the van driver may have not seen the red.

    That’s the second time I’ve heard a crash at the light in the past year. Last time someone ran right through the red on Valencia.

    • SFdoggy says:

      You are probably right about the cause, but if the van driver couldn’t see whether the light was red or green, they should have stopped.

  10. PL says:

    UGH did someone really use a hipster filter on the photo of a serious accident? STOP THINKING EVERYTHING IS ART!