If you’ve ever driven on winding mountain roads, you’ve undoubtedly encountered signs warning about the potential for falling rocks. Most people don’t give them a second thought, but they might after seeing this video.
Reportedly filmed in the Sichuan province of southwestern China, the clip shows a car driving down a stretch of mountain road with a huge rock formation off to the left. Everything appears fine, until a large boulder breaks free and fall directly onto the roof of the vehicle.
There are conflicting reports about what happened next, but the Daily Mail says everyone inside the car survived and had to be pulled from the wreckage. Emergency crews then took them to a local hospital where they were reportedly treated for non-life threatening injuries.
While the video doesn’t show much of the aftermath, an image from Asia Wire reveals the roof was crushed and most of the damage occurred to the right side of the vehicle. That image also appears to show everyone inside the car was able to free themselves before emergency responders arrived at the scene.
Regardless of how the events unfolded, speculation suggests heavy rains were responsible for freeing the boulder from the cliff. This seems plausible enough and you can clearly see it was raining at the time of the accident.