Jaw-dropping moment speeding Volvo loses control and is launched 20ft before it crashes onto the roof
- Traffic cameras let a white Volvo lose control of a road in Taipei, Taiwan
- The car is launched 20 feet into the air and then crashes and is flattened
- Driver, Mr. Chaing, 44, was rushed to the hospital but was later declared dead
This is the overwhelming moment when a speeding Volvo is launched into the air and then flattened when it crashes onto its roof against a building across the street.
Traffic cameras on Jianguo South Road in Taipei, Taiwan show that the white Volvo XC60 seems to be losing control as it crosses several empty lanes.
The SUV is then launched about 20 feet into the air after allegedly hitting the curb, with the video showing that it is flying through the air over a curb.
Traffic cameras let a white Volvo lose control of a road in Taipei, Taiwan, before it is launched 20 feet in the air
The car crashes to the ground and the roof is crushed
The car then falls and hits the corner of a building just before it lands in a sea of rubble with its roof crushed.
Photos taken in the aftermath of the crash show the vehicle with a heavily flattened roof and debris scattered throughout the passage of the city of Taipei.
The 44-year-old driver, Mr. Chiang, who was identified by his last name, was found immobile behind the driver's seat and freed by the Taipei fire brigade.
He was taken to the hospital without vital functions and later declared dead after unsuccessful attempts to revive him.
According to the police, six scooters were damaged during the accident.
A sign on the first floor was also destroyed when the Volvo flew through the air.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated, and the precise cause of death of Mr. Chiang is still unknown.