SUV Gets More Hang Time Than Jordan After Hitting Driveway Culvert

As if drifting off the side of the road wasn’t bad enough, the driver of this SUV lost control just as the car was approaching a nearby driveway on a New Zealand country road.

Upon hitting the culvert, the SUV is propelled upwards with a lot of force, enough to flip it over and cause what looks like a horrific accident, no matter how you slice it.

According to the description of the video, the car rolled twice after flipping over, and the driver had to be airlifted via helicopter to the hospital with moderate injuries. Let’s hope the seat belt was in use.

We obviously don’t know why the car drifted off the road in the first place, but it’s possible that the driver either fell asleep at the wheel, or he or she might have been distracted by something small, portable and extremely dangerous while driving – a cell phone.

Ultimately, those moderate injuries might prove to be a best case scenario, considering the speed at which this happened.


  • Hot new yorker

    Flying cars!!! I told you, they do exist!!!


    50 points for taking out that mailbox in midair.

    • Un Tipo Serio

      To Griffindor

  • ToughThoughts

    Well, the new model Toyota Landcruiser V8 was not as tough as the owner thought….

    • Ken Lyns

      It might have been driveable after the crash, but the driver wasn’t tough enough to handle it. :p

  • SteersUright

    Why do I love seeing regular car jump so much??


    Definitely phone related.

    • LeStori

      Falling asleep at the wheel is another possibility . Can think of several others.

      • Krisnadi Imam

        almost happened to me once… the difference is my car was a compact hatchback and the other one is a concrete barrier. would have died if i did end up crashing into it.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Should have been an autonomous car.

    • LeStori

      autonomous-having the freedom to act independently. Well it definitely was acting independently…

      Not sure I want a truly autonomous car. One of those could go for a joyride without you or even with you in the car.

      • Six Thousand Times

        What, like Batty out of Blade Runner?

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Forgot to spread wings. Didn’t listen to R. Kelly

    “I believe I can fly

    I believe I can touch the sky

    I think about it every night and day

    Spread my wings and fly away”

  • brn

    Many years ago, when I was young, we’d do this on purpose and called it ditch driving. You always slowed for driveways. Newbie.

  • Juan Alvarez

    “I believe I can fly”

  • nastinupe

    This exact same thing happened to me back in 1993. I was driving a 1987 Mazda 626 (no air bags). I fell asleep at the wheel and the street curved and I hit a ditch/ ramp just like this. The only difference was that there was a building in the curve and my car hit the building in mid air and came down. I got out and walked away from that crash.

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