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Car accident in the early-morning hours of New Year's Day serves as a reminder to stay safe on road

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — A car crash that occurred right after the clock struck midnight Jan. 1 in Taylor, Michigan, is going viral on Facebook.

The video, which has more than 300,000 views, is challenging to watch. Fox 2 Detroit reported a GMC Yukon and a Toyota Prius collided with each other. The remnants from each vehicle can be seen spread all across the road. One of the cars involved in the accident also caught on fire.

Facebook user Bishop Sideburns, whose real name is Michael Malik Garrett, posted the video on his page with the caption, "OMG SMH soons it hit 12 on the dot in Taylor, MI Telegraph and Eureka I’m in the Lyft and it could of been us." Garrett was in a Lyft with his girlfriend when he witnessed the accident and told The News-Herald he was wishing his grandmother a "Happy New Year!" on his phone when he heard a big bang.

“We looked at each other like, ‘What was that?’ and then saw the flames in the air. A big explosion like in the movies or something,” Garrett told the publication.

Three people were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, according to police.

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