This video about texting and driving shows footage of a car crash.
Many posters on YouTube claim that it is "obvious" that the crash is fake. It is not obvious to me either way.
Is this footage from an actual crash?
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No, it is not a real accident.
It is discussed in an AdWeek article:
FCB Cape Town confirms to AdFreak that the accident at the end was a “recreation, based on an actual incident.”
I am going to guess that this is staged.
here is the original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRYv_2JRCT0
Here is the gov't agency from the credits, and their #ItCanWait campaign: https://safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za/campaigns/1722
They do post videos of real crashes: https://safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za/galleries/crash-witness-5
Maybe somebody can look through all of them to see check if footage is from there.
They do employ a professional company to make those videos:
A real crash video would likely carry a warning, like they did with real crashes above. And it would be very insensitive to mix it with "comedic" content earlier in the clip.
How exactly was that crash filmed?