Top Six Runaway Car Videos: Runaway Prius Video
Top Six Runaway Car Videos: Runaway Prius Video Does Not Rank.
The Runaway Prius video that is making news brings to mind a peculiar genre of Television news coverage: the runaway car video. The runaway car video or high speed chase video is usually characterized by breathless pronouncements of breaking news by earnest news anchors, who talk over those dramatic helicopter shot, eagerly teasing every micro-twist in the story of a car speeding on a highway.
Much of the above mentioned coverage comes from local news outlets, particularly in Southern California where the runaway car video genre was first spawned to fill the air time and a sense of urgency to local news - besides what else are they going to do with that expensive helicopter.
Now, if the occupant of the car (OJ Simpson), or if the car happens to be in the news (Prius),or if the runaway car is not a car (Balloon Boy) then the runaway video is sure to get the attention of the national cable news networks like CNN.
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Top Six Runaway Car Videos
So here is an admittedly incomplete list of some the top five runaway car videos - the criteria well it was arbitrary and capricious and does not have to with speeds or injuries so please free to challenge it.
- OJ Simpson Bronco Chase: The OJ Simpson Bronco chase in Los Angeles was more of low speed chase then a high speed one but it truly launched the runaway car news genre from a local event to an international phenomena.
- San Diego Runaway Tank: San Diego, 1995, a mentally ill man went on a rampage in a runaway tank, eventually he stopped and police killed the man
- Runaway Bait Car: A crystal meth addict steals a police bait car and proceeds to do some, well watch the video, it is crazy.
- Oklahoma Runaway Car: Watch the runaway car in this video evade police with excerpt driving - he was eventually brought down.
- Runaway Mini Van: It is rare but in this high speed chase the driver was female and vehicle a mini-van. The KTLA anchors (there was like 4 of them) were so animated in their commentary it leaves one breathless.
- Balloon Boy Runaway Video: OK, it is not a car and it was not even real but it qualifies simply because of the intense coverage on CNN.