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Picnickers Have Narrow Escape As Runaway Car Speeds Down Hill Towards Them

Picnickers Have Narrow Escape As Runaway Car Speeds Down Hill Towards Them

A group of picnickers had a narrow escape when a driver forgot to apply the handbrake of his car, meaning it rolled downhill towards them.

The incident took place in Davlekan, Russia, where people had parked up in a grassy area to sunbathe and have a picnic - unaware that their blissful day was about to be ruined by a car hurtling down towards them.

According to witnesses, the driver had forgotten to apply the handbrake as he climbed out of the car.

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In the clip, we see a man in the driver seat of a car, which has stopped at the top of a hill. After a short while, he steps one leg out of the vehicle, which is when it begins to roll backwards at an angle - at first moving slightly uphill as it travels horizontally across the dirt track, appearing to run over the man's legs.

Credit: Viral Hog/Ruslan Mukhametov
Credit: Viral Hog/Ruslan Mukhametov

It then begins to speeds downhill towards the small crowd, with people at the bottom of the hill heard in the footage shouting and whistling to try and warn others about what's happening.

The driver, meanwhile, manages to clamber up and tries running after the vehicle, but soon realises he can't keep up with it - while someone else at the top of the hill puts their hands on their head in horror.

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Miraculously, as the car whizzes down the hill it manages to miss all of the people parked up at the bottom.

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However, eventually it crashes into a stationary car, only just missing a family beside it as they jump out of the way.

Credit: Viral Hog/Ruslan Mukhametov
Credit: Viral Hog/Ruslan Mukhametov

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

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A witness said: "This man forgot to apply the handbrake when he got out of his car while manoeuvring it near the top of the hillside.

"[This caused] it to roll down the hill without a driver and crash into cars parked at the bottom."

Commenting on the clip on YouTube, one person said: "That could have gone better."

Someone else wrote: "Hope everyone down below was okay. Looked like a lot of families with children."

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A third added: "How the [hell] could this situation happen?"

Featured Image Credit: Viral Hog/Ruslan Mukhametov

Topics: World News, News, Russia, Cars

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]