2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Handling a Near Miss
November 22, 2010
The other day, editor JayKav and I were driving the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour to Edmunds HQ in Santa Monica. We were in the far right lane on 10 West just about to pass the exit lane for the 405 North, when all of a sudden a late-90s gray Mustang swerved directly at us from our left like he was on a mission.
The highway surface was still slick from the rainstorm the night before and we really didn't have a shoulder to swerve onto. It looked like it was going to end badly. But fortunately, Jay was able to maintain control of the Crosstour, while honking his horn at the driver to no avail. So Jay swerved deep into the shark's teeth to avoid being collided into and then fell in behind the other driver.
Apparently, before this near collision, he saw this Mustang driver start off in the far left lane (two lanes away from us) and move swiftly cross all lanes in a mad attempt to make that exit to the 405 N. Needless to say, the guy didn't make his exit so I snapped the above picture of him for posterity. Do you think he even realized that he almost caused an accident?
Thanks to the Crosstour's tires, steering, oh, and Jay's mad driving skills, we were able to avoid a really bad accident. There's no doubt this would have been a grisly two-car wreck had Jay not anticipated the trajectory of the other driver and taken evasive action. Go to driving school, kids!
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor