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Driver Watches In Horror As Smoking Car ‘Flies Through Sky’ Onto Road

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Driver Watches In Horror As Smoking Car ‘Flies Through Sky’ Onto Road

Shocking video footage captures the moment a smoking car was seen 'flying through the air' after being launched from a highway onto the road beneath it.

The dashcam video, which was recorded from inside another motorist's car, shows the vehicle shooting off the raised highway lying to the left of the road.

With a huge plume of smoke trailing behind it, the car nose-dives into the tarmac and rolls over twice before eventually stopping, straddling two lanes.

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The terrifying clip was shared on YouTube by The Life of Mike & Fam, who wrote: "Saved by THE Scream!! Non-fatality Dukes of Hazard Launch on an overpass berm! Scary way to start the day, especially for the lady in that car! I prayed for her and hope all will be well."

Credit: YouTube/Life of Mike & Fam
Credit: YouTube/Life of Mike & Fam

In a comment, the user explained how he hadn't seen the car until his wife 'screamed', slamming on the brakes so that the truck slid to a stop.

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He also claimed he returned to his truck to fetch a water bottle to 'put the fire out that was getting bigger in the engine area', having rushed over to help the driver - who was 'laying face down on the roof in the passenger side'.

"I was quite shocked and perplexed how someone escaped such an impact," he said.

"God must have had His Hand with that person."

According to CBS Sacramento, the car in the video had catapulted from Highway 99 in Yuba City, California.

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Credit: YouTube/The Life of Mike & Fam
Credit: YouTube/The Life of Mike & Fam

The outlet said the California Highway Patrol explained how the vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run just moments earlier.

It had been driving backwards on Highway 99 and exited an on-ramp, CBS Sacramento said, adding that the woman behind the wheel only suffered 'minor injuries'.

Brian Conejo, who works at Mechanical and Irrigation Solutions, watched the crash on the company's surveillance cameras.

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He told CBS Sacramento: "Pretty crazy to see someone flying through the air."

Credit: YouTube/Life of Mike & Fam
Credit: YouTube/Life of Mike & Fam

Speaking about the moments leading up to the crash, Conejo continued: "They came flying straight through here. There's a really hard left-hand turn up here.

"They failed to make that turn, just kept going straight and literally went flying over the whole overpass."

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The California Highway Patrol said intoxication was not a factor, telling CBS Sacramento that they were not able to provide more information on the initial hit-and-run or any potential charges for that.

The woman behind the wheel was taken to a nearby hospital, and thankfully survived - walking out with only minor injuries.

LADbible has reached out to Yuba City Police and the California Highway Patrol for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Life of Mike & Fam

Topics: News, US News

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