Dramatic Footage Shows Car Soaring Through The Air After Hitting Roundabout
The silver Suzuki Swift cut down a pine tree in mid-air and narrowly missed a statue of the Pope before crashing into buildings at a cemetery in Rąbień, a village in the province of Lodz, at around 6pm on Easter Sunday.
The car burst into flames upon impact with the ground and the 41-year-old driver had to be cut out of the wreckage by firefighters. He was subsequently taken to hospital, but fortunately his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Police are awaiting the results of a blood test to see if he was above the drink drive limit.
Pictures released by local emergency services revealed the true extent of the damage caused by the crash, with toppled trees and crumbled walls lying on the ground. The front of the car was also completely crushed.
As shocking as this crash may be, the driver is far from the first to send his vehicle flying through the air after smashing into a roundabout.
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A motorist in Norfolk was understandably handed a ban after he was caught on camera flying through the air across a roundabout 'Dukes of Hazzard style'.
Eighteen-year-old Ryan Lamb was spotted catching some air in his van as he ran straight over a roundabout on the A11 in Norfolk. The van seriously took off over the top of the roundabout, spiralling through the air before crashing on the other side. Watch the video here.
The teenager, of Beck Row in Suffolk, was found guilty of dangerous driving at Norwich Magistrates Court after he pleaded not guilty to driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
Lamb was disqualified from driving or obtaining a licence for 12 months. He was also ordered to perform 80 hours of unpaid work and pay an £85 ($107) victim surcharge.
The incident occurred as he was heading to the Sundown music festival at the Norfolk Showground when he failed to stop at the 'Stag' roundabout near to Attleborough on 1 September 2018.
Lamb was travelling with two passengers in the van at the time of the crash, but managed to escape with only cuts and bruises. The unemployed teenager had only been driving for three months at the time.
Bench chairman Jim Agnew, in sentencing, told Lamb: "Your driving fell far below the expected standard of competent and careful driving."
Yeah, probably can't really argue with that assessment.
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