Holden Ute Powerslide Goes Wrong, Turns Into Pole-Hugging

In some cases, we don’t actually need to know exactly what happened in order to… “know” what happened, if you catch our drift. This for example, was driver error at its finest.

The accident was captured on dashcam in Australia. According to the cam’s time stamp, that Commodore’s unfortunate encounter with the power line pole took place last week on November 15th.

That’s about all the information we have, although the way the Ute exited that roundabout speaks volumes. It’s obvious that the driver climbed on the throttle a bit too hard and a little too soon. Meanwhile, these types of vehicles aren’t exactly known for their rear-wheel grip. In fact, with an empty truck bed, they can get pretty tail-happy.

The reason for that is the fact that weight can heavily influence traction, so when you don’t have a lot of weight pushing down on the rear wheels, which are already spinning as the driver accelerates, the vehicle may begin to slide around. Sometimes, not even your car’s electronic brain can keep up.

In an ideal world, people operating potent RWD vehicles are consistently aware of how their cars react when pushed, and will not try to show off in traffic. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in and this is what happens when you’re not careful.


  • DMax

    Press F to pay respects

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    A very common siight here in Australia, a ‘ Commo’ wrapped around a pole is almost a tradition!

  • Bruce K

    Is that the new Polestar?!

  • FlameWater

    Good, idiots don’t deserve to have nice things. The car clearly buckled when he tried to tip it into a drift. Oh and look how the pole hit the misses side, nothing says I love you more than breaking your neck honey.

  • stallion999

    I guess he wasn’t Holden it right !

Will Toyota Ever Launch A Convertible Supra To Combat The Z4?

According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, an open top Supra is something Toyota would consider .

One Brave Soul Decided To Acquire This Wrecked Corvette ZR1

This ZR1 is definitely beyond repair, yet someone stepped up to the challenge and became its new owner.

Could Genesis Be Working On A High-Performance G70 After All?

Will the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 get a challenger from Korea? Well, stranger things have happened.

One-Of-One 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sells For Colossal $2.1 Million!

This 2020 Supra’s standout feature is the one-off, factory Phantom Grey matte paint.

New Kia Ceed Seems Like A Smart Choice In A Crowded Segment

Kia’s new compact hatch offers great value, good comfort and smart looks, but are they enough?.

2019 Skoda Superb Practically Undisguised As It Inches Closer To Debut

Steady but effective improvements are in the pipeline for Skoda’s range-topping model.

2019 Toyota Yaris Arrives In The UK With New Y20 And GR Sport Models

Toyota’s prolific supermini receives a boost in style and attitude, plus a limited version, for the new model year.

Cupra Ateca Is Very Fast And Well-Rounded, But It Lacks Character

As the first product of the newly founded performance brand it’s very good, yet not that exciting.

Here’s What It Costs To Maintain An Impressive 30-Vehicle Collection

Harry Metcalfe reveals just how expensive it was to own 16 cars and 14 motorcycles last year.

Infiniti Canada Spruces Up Q50 And Q60 Red Sport With I-Line Editions

Both special editions are powered by a 400 HP twin-turbo V6 and are exclusive to Canada.