ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — The shocking freeway crash was caught on video. The woman who survived says it may have been caused by street racing.

A driver’s rear-view camera captured the crash as it unfolded. A speeding car was seen driving away.

A driver slipped his way between a big rig, hit the woman’s BMW and nearly collided with another car then took off as the BMW took a sharp left turn and was pinned under the big rig.

Incredibly Madis Tolentino survived with just a few scratches.

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“All I knew was in my heart I was protected. I’m a firm believer and I knew that God was right there and I was going to be okay,” Madis Tolentino said.

The hit-and-run along the 10 Freeway Wednesday around 3 p.m. in Colton was captured on a Good Samaritan’a dash cam, who’s seen pulling over and running to help. Something the driver of a silver car with a dent, custom wheels and deployed airbag failed to do.

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“The cop that took the report met me at the hospital and he told me that I was very lucky,” Tolentino said. “He said the BMW saved your life. Had you been driving a different car that was lower and it would’ve gone under the big rig, likely the big rig would’ve gone over you.”

Tolentino suspects the driver was possibly street racing with the blue car it nearly hit because that blue car pulled over for a second and then took off.


Comments (3)
  1. I happen to be one of the very few paramedics who is also a driver training instructor. And the hardest part of being one is seeing – at least 10 times a day – the unbelievably stupid driving going on around all of us. It’s seriously jaw-dropping, and its getting worse every day, because people are more self-absorbed than they have ever been.

    I used to be totally against the idea of self-driving cars. I thought it was idiotic. But now I realize how many urban gorillas on the streets are not bright enough to be in charge of the gas pedal or the steering wheel.

    So here’s a news flash for all the fools who drive like chimpanzees on chocolate:

    Your tech-toys are turning you into non-thinking imbeciles. Which is why paramedics will always have job security.

  2. I have to agree with you PatricParamedic, same tone I echo, literally every day on my commute 99 of 100 people on their phones, not paying attention, cutting people off, weaving, speeding. It’s insane and I don’t want to die by the hands of some idiot in a car. It’s a weapon and we must learn to drive it properly. I agree with self driving cars I now believe they will be safer and the roads are more insane than ever and phones aren’t helping either! Lastly, I am so glad she and everyone is ok that is horrifying and truly a higher power was watching out for that woman.

    I also find it so interesting to look at her sons’ FB page. He himself seems to be a part of street racing, or anyone who had a look at his photos would presume that. Perhaps he will realize how lucky he is that his mum escaped and stop that nonsense as that kills tons of people every year too, including pedestrians. I have personally had many encounters with those types of vehicles or drivers whereby they weave, tail gate, cut people off and of course goes without needing to state it; speed!

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