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 !

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