Huge Highway Sign Falls And Crushes Hyundai Santa Fe

A woman in Melbourne, Australia has been lucky to escape with only minor injuries after an enormous freeway sign fell onto her Hyundai Santa Fe while she was driving.

Terrifying dashcam footage shared by 9 News Melbourne captured the moment the sign fell from the gantry extending across the freeway.

The video shows that as the Santa Fe approached the gantry, the sign slowly began to topple forward before slamming to the ground just in front of the SUV. The woman then smashed into the backside of the sign before it slammed down onto the Hyundai’s roof with a huge thud, crumpling much of the vehicle.

The sign itself measured 4 meters (13 feet) by 5 meters (16 feet) and was made from steel, hence the devastation it caused. According to Graeme Chambers, delivery director of the Major Roads Project Authority, the government body in charge of major road project, an investigation into the sign collapse is under way.

“This is an extremely rare situation. It somehow failed where the connection is to the overhead gantry,” Chambers told the 3AW radio station.

“We last night mobilized our engineers as soon as we learnt of the incident. Obviously our thoughts are with the woman as she recovers.”

Initial inspections of the gantry and the other signs attached to it have, so far, failed to discover any other issues.

  • Paul

    I think I’m gonna have a head ache coming on.

  • THANK GOODNESS IT DIDN’T LAND ON THE ROOF SHARP END FIRST.

    • Bash

      True man, thank god, it would have been worse.

  • Tom

    I didn’t know they had affirmative action in Australian engineering schools.

  • TheBelltower

    Everything in Australia wants to kill you

  • NCC 1701-C Dodge Stealth R/T

    That huge sign sustained hardly any damage. At least they can save the taxpayers money.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Horrifying! I’ve driven under that sign countless times, feel really bad for the lady driving the Hyundai. Not sure if she was the luckiest or unluckiest woman in Melbourne that day.

Talk About Getting Dumped: Florida Man Pours Dirt On Cadillac CTS Driven By Girlfriend

The girlfriend didn’t own the Cadillac, so its owner was likely in for a big surprise.

Return Of The Sport Truck? Ram Considering Lowering Kit For 1500 Pickup

Previewed by the Low Down concept, the kit could reduce the ride height by approximately 2 inches.

Failed Aston Martin Vanquish Tooling Buyer Identified As Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric agreed to pay $24 million for the tooling of the Vanquish, but failed to come up with the money.

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Joins Forza Horizon 4

The 911 Turbo 3.0 from the Lego Speed Champions series joins the McLaren Senna and Ferrari F40, among others.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Teased Again Ahead Of December Debut

Aston’s first-ever SUV will have a 503 HP, AMG-sourced V8 and, hopefully, the handling to match its performance.

Porsche Taycan Laughs In The Face Of Range Anxiety, Travels 2,128 Miles In 24 Hours

Thanks to fast charging technology, the Taycan was able to travel the distance between Atlanta and LA in a day.

$5.5 Million Order For 100 Tesla Model 3s Falls Through Over Quality Issues

Tesla says it was the rental company that refused to take delivery, but the latter claims the automaker is to blame.

McLaren F1 LM-Spec Sets New Record As It Sells For Nearly $20 Million

This is one of two F1s ever that have been updated with the High Downforce Kit and LM-spec, 680 HP engine.

Lotus Evija Sets Hearts Racing During Pebble Beach Debut

The Lotus Evija is powered by four electric motors combining to deliver 1973 hp.

Hot Ford Puma ST Is Definitely Coming, Here It Is Entering Nürburgring Test Center

The Ford Puma ST should pack the same 200 PS (197 hp) 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine.