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Ford Taurus Driver Tries To Hit Pedestrian In NYC: Video

We’ve certainly seen our fair share of alarming, eyebrow-raising, and simply head-shaking incidents involving Ford-branded vehicles as of late. That list includes a pair of Ford F-150 drivers duking it out right in the middle of the highway following a road rage incident, a Ford Fusion driver running straight into a stationary pole while attempting to make a turn, and the driver of an Ford F-150 Lightning hit the accelerator a little too hard, causing a chain reaction collision that damaged multiple vehicles at a car wash. Now, we have yet another Blue Oval-related incident caught on film to share, this time, showing us a Ford Taurus driver that tried to hit a pedestrian in New York City.

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It’s somewhat unclear what, exactly, is going on here, but the video notes that this particular incident took place on West 39th Street in New York City. We can clearly see a white Ford Taurus run directly into the sidewalk, almost as it it’s trying to run someone over who’s walking along that path. Instead, the person is able to avoid it, and the car strikes a trash can instead.

However, this incident wasn’t over just yet, as the Ford Taurus driver continued down the road and tried to run into the same person a second time – who, at this point, took off running. The sedan came to a stop on the sidewalk and some other bystanders surrounding the vehicle – including the shirtless target. It’s at this point that the driver gets out of the car and the two proceed to yell various profanities at each other.


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It’s unclear what, exactly, is going on here, but the Ford Taurus seems to be wearing New Jersey plates, and quite a few commenters believe that this is actually an undercover police officer driving the sedan – largely because they yell that they are one – but we don’t know that for sure. What we do know is that they’re lucky no one got hurt in this particular incident, as there are quite a few other people walking down the sidewalk at the time, too.

We’ll have more wild videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Taurus news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. RICKY

    People have problems and most can’t deal with them. We should thank God that with His help we can keep our problems under control and if we can’t we should give them to Him to control for us, in Jesus, name, amen.

  2. Doh

    96-99. Wonder if it came from Chicago or Atlanta?

    1. HasPic

      Norrow it down further, subtle differences like tail lights and wheel covers make it a 1998 or 1999.

      I have an Atlanta-built ’95. They’ll have to pry the keys from my cold, dead fingers to get it.

      1. Doh

        I had a Chicago ’01, great car.

  3. HasPic

    I’d like to know the story behind it. Bet it wasn’t random.

    If I found some guy had messed with my kids and cops wouldnt do anything, I’d do the same or worse.

  4. Mf

    This Taurus just identifies as a Mustang.


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