The problem with your car having a “preexisting condition” that you either don’t know about or choose to ignore, is that Murphy’s Law is likely to come into effect sooner or later.
This footage, taken via a dashcam in Moscow, Russia, shows an old Lada Niva attempting to cross some railroad tracks with what appears to be a major rear axle issue.
Once the broken part made contact with the side of the rails, it almost ripped the entire rear axle clean off, leaving the Niva “for dead” in the middle of the road.
Now, we’ve seen people in the past trying to drive on broken rear axles, and it almost never ends up well. You can check out such a failed attempt right here.
So here’s hoping the driver of the Lada called a tow truck instead of trying to soldier on, putting himself and other motorists at risk.