Video of Wisconsin Crash Shows Dangers of Tailgating, Brake-Checking

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Police are investigating a crash in Wisconsin that was caught on vehicle’s dashboard camera and posted to YouTube.

The video shows an SUV closely following a car on I-41 near Green Bay on Thursday morning, according to local television station WBAY.

Just seconds later, the driver of the car suddenly hits the brakes, causing the SUV to lose control and crash into the median.

Police say the driver who crashed into the median was cited; the driver who tapped the brakes hasn’t been identified.

It was unclear if they will also be cited if located.

In the aftermath of the incident, the Fox Valley Metro Police Department urged people to call authorities if they observe brake checking or unsafe driving.

“Instead of taking things into your own hands, if you’re upset at another driver or you feel actions are dangerous, call us. That’s what we’re here for. We’ll certainly go up and investigate those incidents,” Fox Valley Metro police Officer Michael Lambie told WBAY.

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