Moment smoking car flies off overpass and crashes on highway directly in front of truck – and miraculously no one was seriously injured
- Dashcam footage shows the moment a truck driver had to stop abruptly while driving on Highway 99 in Yuba City, California last Wednesday
- The man was driving on the road when a girl in the truck started screaming, making the driver aware of a car flying through the air to his left
- It had just barely gone through the power lines when it flew over the overpass
- The car then dives into the street in front of the driver, overturns several times and ends up upside down in front of the truck vrachtwagen
- After calling 911, the man was seen running to the car
- Authorities said the driver survived and suffered only minor injuries
A man driving on Highway 99 in California last Wednesday was forced to stop when a smoking car flew off an overpass and tumbled onto the road and landed right in front of him.
Dashcam footage from the Yuba City scene last week shows the man’s truck driving down the winding country road, while a white car on the left flew through the air, leaving a plume of smoke.
A girl in the truck then starts screaming, after which the driver seems to watch the scene unravel in front of him and stops, before the car dives in front of him, flips over several times and ends up upside down in front of the truck.
Metal pieces could be seen flying off the car, which had just narrowly passed through the power lines, with one piece flying toward the truck and the battery landing about 60 feet in front of the truck.
Dashcam video shows the moment a car flew through the sky on Highway 99 last Wednesday, leaving behind a plume of smoke
The car overturned several times after a nosedive on the street
It landed upside down a few feet in front of a truck driving down the road
The truck driver and a female passenger then call 911, struggling to explain to the dispatcher what had been unraveled for them, with the male driver finally saying, “It jumped all the way.”
He then got out of his truck, while the woman remained on the phone with the dispatcher, and ran to the burned-out car, while another man ran to the scene from the left side of the road.
In an update from the man who uploaded the dashcam footage to YouTube, The Life of Mike and Fam wrote that there is another video of him trying to open the door of the inverted car and running back to his truck to get his Ronin water bottle in an attempt to put out an engine fire.
He said he then tried to open the passenger side doors but they were stuck.
“Then I heard a faint noise and asked the occupant of the vehicle how many were in it,” he wrote. “A voice said one, but one, and then I asked if they could move their left and body, but they were pinned down by the seats and the roof of the car.”
“By a miracle the person was lying face down on the roof on the passenger side,” the man continued. “I was quite shocked and stunned how anyone escaped such an impact.
“God must have had that person in his hand.”
After calling 911, the truck driver was seen getting out of his vehicle and running to the burned-out car to provide assistance
Authorities told CBS Sacramento the driver survived and suffered only minor injuries
He added that the other gentleman who ran to the car in the video said he saw the vehicle driving “extremely fast” on the highway and launch the car.
“We both thought there couldn’t be any survivors,” the uploader said, “but there was.”
Soon, he said, other people came and threw water on the car, with one person bringing a fire extinguisher, before emergency services arrived.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Yuba City Police Department and the California Highway Department for more information about what led up to the fiery scene.
But according to CBS Sacramento, witnesses said the car had just been involved in a collision while backing onto Highway 99 and exiting a driveway.
The car then missed a “very hard left turn,” Brian Canejo, who works nearby, told the station and drove straight over the overpass.
Authorities told CBS that “intoxication was not a factor,” and the woman behind the wheel of the car walked out of a local hospital with only minor injuries.