Ten minutes of skids, dings, side scrapes, shunts and jack-knifes recorded on the ubiquitous dash cams of the East.
Related: Near Death Cam
The hamster was later found burnt out and abandoned on waste ground.
From driver to pedestrian in one smooth transition.
The driver of a car who lost control and crashed through the front garden of a house in Dudley in the West Midlands wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The owner of the house, on whose CCTV the crash was captured, said:
“He was flung from the car like a rag doll and it is amazing no-one was more badly hurt. A woman got out of the car and they were hugging each other. It was like they couldn’t believe they were still alive.”
Even luckier than the guy in the back of the van.
(Thanks Barry Walsh)
From Pat Phelan:
“Huge crash on N7 at Portlaoise, road completely blocked”
Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss recently came to grief, breaking both legs during a squirrel jump off Table Mountain in South Africa. He’s OK, (in fact, better than OK as HBO are currently making a documentary about the whole thing) but this multiple-angle footage of the accident is terrifying.
He recently wrote on his Facebook wall:
I was going for a black balloon that was basically laying on the rocks and was going to try and kick it with my foot. In order to do this I had to fly low and flat between boulders. My left foot clipped a boulder that dragged me into a flat ledge that I took at the waist at full speed. If I had not clipped that boulder I might have made it, I might have still impacted. It’s very hard to tell from the footage. Everything happens very fast. But when you go for a flight where inches are the difference between making it and not making it well impact is very possible. I knew this and took the risk and paid the price for pushing way to hard. I take full responsibility for my actions and am just happy I still have legs to do rehab on.
Most crash testing is done at 40mph. Here’s a Ford Focus hitting a concrete wall at 120mph.
This should be the default road safety ad.
An accomplished 3D animation (with an equally impressive audio score) telling the story of a man who gets a lot more than he bargains for when he bears down on the deer trapped in his headlights on a late night drive.