An Audi Q7 was split in half during a brutal crash in Russia and remarkably, the driver didn’t just survive without serious injuries, but they also ran away from the scene.
Images of the crash were shared online by a number of Russian media outlets. While limited written details about the crash are known, images from the scene provide a good indication as to what happened.
Allegedly, the luxurious SUV slammed sideways into a large metal lamp post on the side of the road. The impact likely occurred roughly in the center of the Q7, tearing it in two. Evidently, the crash occurred at high speed and at least one of the middle row seats was ejected from the vehicle.
Interestingly, while the car was ripped in two and the roof was also torn off, the headliner which would ordinarily sit above the rear-seat passengers remained attached to the front half of the SUV. The wiring harness is also a tangle of wires and the exhaust can be seen sitting on the grass.
It is rare to see images of a car which has been ripped in two during a crash and of those you do occasionally see, they seem to happen most often to mid-engine supercars where the passenger cell is detached from the engine.
As mentioned, the driver allegedly ran from the scene seemingly without any serious injuries. We suspect police are currently investigating the incident and will search for answers about how the driver lost control and just how fast they were traveling.