An E83 BMW X3 driver noticed a white Range Rover Velar and wasn’t able to take his eyes off it until it was too late. The German SUV hit a dip in the road and caught some serious air before coming down.
Of all the silly things you could do in traffic, getting distracted by another car has to rank pretty high up. Sure, the Velar is widely regarded as a great-looking SUV, but taking your eyes off the road while also driving through a school zone is a little hard to justify.
According to the video’s description, the driver of the X3 was doing between 45-50 mph (72-80 km/h) in a 45 mph (72 km/h) zone, yet you only need to look at what happens to his car in order to see that he was clearly going to fast for that particular patch of road.
As for his justification of what happened, it went a little something like this: “I am traveling 45-50 mph in a 45 when I see a nice-looking Range Rover that I have not seen before. Turns out to be the Range Rover Velar, which I have seen once before, but not in that color. I am not too familiar with this road and do not see the dip until it’s too late.”
He goes on to say that after the “crash landing”, he pulled over to check for damage and found that his already-busted muffler was hanging a bit lower. To put it plainly – he got off easy, especially since losing control of your car (especially one with a high center of gravity) in a situation like this, is not inconceivable.