The Florida driver who posted the viral “Redneck Road Rage/Instant Karma” video to YouTube that showed a fellow motorist crashing into the median of a state road in Tampa has disabled comments on the clip after facing backlash and getting cursed out for laughing at the driver’s misfortune.
As of Friday morning, the video had more than 3.2 million YouTube views. It shows a truck trailing the driver for more than a minute before the truck driver eventually passes. The truck driver then gives the finger to the female motorist before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into the median of state Route 41 in Tampa. The female driver then laughs and says, “That’s what you get. All on video, buddy.”
The unidentified woman posted the video on YouTube under the pseudonym “Florida Driver.” She said the truck driver “tailgated me for about three minutes."
“After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were,” she explained. "I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck in a left-turn lane, was tailgating and driving recklessly on a wet, slick road, wasn't paying attention, and all in all being an ignorant ass. Not once was I mouthing off, I never brake checked him, and in fact until I watched the video after the accident, I didn't even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn't looking at him at all, I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I've recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen.”
The video clip had nearly 20,000 likes and 2,500 dislikes as of Friday morning, apparently from viewers who didn’t approve of the woman laughing at the crash. In her own defense, the “Florida Driver” said she had been cursed out over her behavior. The woman added that she was “extremely amazed at how rude people are.
Apparently people seem to think that they were right there and know exactly what was going on,” she wrote. “You weren't there. You don't know what happened other than the truth that I told. And apparently I did get a comment of someone who he had done this same thing to ... thank you for that.”
Some of the comments were “rude, uncalled for, and just downright mean,” she said.
“So because of those hateful warmongers, I have disabled all commenting on this video. Have fun talking about me in your forums, and on Reddit, or wherever else you talk smack on. Just know ... I won't be there. I think my ears are itching ... somebody must be talking about me. Where's my Q-Tip?” she said. “Goodbye and have an awesome and amazing rest of your day. I'm gonna go pet my dog, feed my fish, watch some TV, and sit my 'fat' self on my sofa;)”