The world today revolves around using our smartphones to capture our surroundings. Unfortunately, some people choose to use their phones even while driving, which can jeopardize themselves and other people who happen to be on the road, especially when they are driving at high speeds while using their phone. Nevertheless, people can still get distracted here and there. Friday’s Falcon 9 rocket launch caused a lot of curiosity and distraction on the roads where it could be seen. A dash cam captured the rocket launch trail, as well as a car crash which was likely caused by the distraction of seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch.
Mark Sales captured the launch along with the car incident with his dash cam and uploaded the video onto his YouTube channel. He was traveling with his family along I-10 near Beaumont, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, when his dash cam captured the car crash. The video shows that minutes after the Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 200 miles away at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, its trail brightened the night sky.