A video circulating on the Internet appears to show a member of the U.S. Border Patrol crash into a civilians car — then wrongly blame the accident on the other driver, probably not knowing his dash-camera recorded the entire incident.
The April 10 video shows a man coasting through a New York intersection when a U.S. Border Patrol van with it’s siren on suddenly makes a left turn in front of him, causing him to crash into it.
“As you can plainly see, I was driving along at a normal pace minding my own business when out of nowhere, a van from the US Border patrol (my luck!) makes a left turn right in front of me, and then BAM!” the individual named “Ted” wrote on his website about the accident.
It was not clear when exactly the incident occurred.
Immediately after the accident, a man from the van can be heard accosting the individual, attempting to cast blame on him. According to WABC-TV, the individual was a federal agent.
“You didn’t see the light?” he asks the civilian.
According to a police report posted by Ted, the agent reiterated the same talking points to authorities, telling them that Ted had run a red light.
Little did the agent know, the entire incident had been captured on a dash-cam video. It shows that Ted’s light was, in fact, green.
“After reviewing the video a few times, I realized exactly what had happened,” Ted wrote. “The US border van had white and blue lights flashing on top of the van, causing the 2 cars in the left and center lanes to stop and let the van make a left turn (which was an illegal left, as you can see in the video).”
“I was in the right lane, so I did not see the flashing lights, because from the driver’s seat, the Border Patrol van was blocked by the other 2 cars,” he continued. “Furthermore, red flashing lights might have caught my attention, but faint white and blue lights in bright sunlight did not give me any indication of an emergency vehicle approaching. Not that the van had any excuse for ramming into me.”
Ted could not be reached for comment by TheBlaze. The U.S. Border Patrol did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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