Cadillac Escalade With Busted Wheel Careens Down Embankment, Misses Stopped Cars

Even though a large and capable SUV like the Escalade should have easily been capable of driving down that embankment without any issues, this one already had its left front wheel damaged before leaving the interstate and going down that snowy hill.

We don’t know what led to the Escalade smashing its wheel (and, probably, suspension) in the first place, but we guess there must have been some type of initial impact, potent enough so as to cause serious damage to the luxury SUV’s front axle.

Here’s how it all went down in the eyes of a witness: “I was driving home for lunch and while sitting at a red light all of a sudden I saw a black Cadillac Escalade come careening down the embankment. Luckily the driver was uninjured and managed to miss everything and everyone on the way down!”

The crash took place last week on November 28th in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and it wouldn’t be overstating things to say that drivers waiting for the light to turn green at that intersection should consider themselves lucky for not having been hit by the out-of-control Caddy.

Had the light been green and the cars below already in motion, the likelihood that at least one of them could have been impacted by the Escalade would have been… well, a strong possibility. And given the girth of Caddy’s full-size SUV and its speed, we wouldn’t want to think what might have happened.

 

  • ErnieB

    A mustang would have hit at least one of the cars.. but surely not because of a broken wheel.. GM quality not up to par?

    • Bo Hanan

      Hahahaha.

  • Bo Hanan

    I love the somberness of all the drivers witnessing this event.
    And I’m sure the Caddy driver was screaming “her” head off.

  • brn

    and then everyone drives away.

  • Jay

    Strange. It was on the wrong side of the highway to begin with. Had no intention on stopping.. maybe it was stolen.. no stopping until it can’t drive anymore.

    • charlotteharry57

      I like the stolen idea, since a lot are. Doubt the suspension was broken before the embankment encounter.

  • Base on what I watched in video, I don’t see what’s the cause of embankment of that car. But the question is who is more liable for that incident? Is it car manufacturer or the driver?

  • LeStori

    Do not think that the suspension was broken when the vehicle left the road and travelled down the embankment. My father had a 1957 Ford Customline which had a failed suspension at 45 mph. The car did not leave the road. Just ploughed to a stop. I had a similar situation in a 1963 mini that also just ploughed ot a stop. I suspect this vehicle’s suspension failed as it went down the embankment.

  • cooper

    I know this driver was an idiot. But the wheels/suspension broke doing that ?!? What a pos suv.

    • Ben

      Do you honestly believe most “SUVs” on the road with their independent front suspension would have held up much better?! Aluminum wheels crack easily and the suspension was already collapsed before it went down the hill. We have no idea what caused the suspension to fail.

  • schnittz

    Seems that the caddy is in a hurry, and not stopping after this hints that it’s trying to get away. Plus coming in from an opposite side of the road tell us that it already crossed few opsticles.

  • DR.FUNK

    Esco driver was “distracted” (texting)…hit the curb on the bridge (probably where the initial suspension damage occurred…luckily missed the concrete guardrail…had the suspension ripped completely when it hit the divot at the base of the hill…had enough presence of mind (and luck) to navigate the intersection. No problem. *shrugs*

  • Paul

    I’m surprised the front end suspension did that. It makes me wonder what else occurred that we didn’t see to get it to that point.

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