The video below might be one of the scariest crashes we’ve seen captured on a dashcam (well, this year) and it’s bound to be on your mind when you next get behind the wheel.
The clip was recently uploaded to YouTube by the guy involved in the crash and after you watch it, you’ll be shocked to learn that he walked away without any serious injuries.
The car involved in the crash is a Subaru BRZ as it was cruising down a highway in the United States. However, an inattentive truck driver behind the compact sports car rammed straight into the rear of the BRZ, sending the Subaru careening towards a crash barrier on the side of the highway.
At around 2 seconds into the video, the Subaru spears directly towards the barrier and while it’s scary on film, it must have been absolutely terrifying in person. Making the whole thing even worse is that the truck which rear-ended the Subaru was traveling so fast it pushed and accelerated the BRZ forwards, making the impact even more brutal.
The Subaru driver speculates that the truck driver was distracted by a pair of military helicopters flying overhead.
As scary as the footage is, it’s probably a good thing the car slammed into one of these crash barriers rather than jetting towards the trees on the side of the road. The barriers look lethal but actually help to absorb the impact of the crash and played a large roll in ensuring the driver wasn’t seriously injured or even killed.