As noted by various commenters, the new video doesn’t point to Maddy of blame. The Lamborghini driver side-swiped her vehicle before the original footage, she still rear-ended him. Many viewers pointed out that this seems to a one sided opinion situation. A discussion about intent soon followed, with people seeing that Maddy could be considered in the right if the rear-ending was unintentional.
Several people claimed that Heller “brake checked” her, causing the second portion of the accident, but video footage doesn’t back it up. A video of both incidents, spliced together and provided by Reddit user gypster85, does show Maddy immediately following Heller after he apparently side-swiped her, but he is at a full stop before her car strikes his. This indicates that she likely had the time to stop before their cars connected, but chose not to. A consistent argument made by viewers claims that Maddy’s “fight or flight” kicked in following the initial side swipe, leading her to lose “awareness of her surroundings,” fail to brake in time, and “rear-end Matt.”
Despite Maddy still appearing to be at least somewhat in the wrong, many people flocked to support her following the emergence of her videos. Numerous viewers apologized for passing judgment without understanding the entire story, and encouraged her to “get your justice girl.”
Viewers remain entirely split on who bears the majority of the blame. A number of people felt that the rear-ending was justified, given that Heller attempted to flee the scene of the initial accident, but plenty of others disagreed. They claimed that Maddy threw any superiority she might have claimed out the window when she seemingly purposefully struck his car.
The Daily Dot reached out to Heller via Instagram. Maddy could not be reached for comment.