Its surprising enough when a pebble kicks up off the road and nicks the windshield. This, on the other hand, will give you nightmares.

A dash-cam video captured in – where else – Russia reveals just how frightening hazards of the road can be, when a car crash resulted in debris flying over the highway median barrier, slamming into the front of an oncoming Volkswagen Golf Plus. The mother and young child that were both in the VW escaped without injury.

This incident was not unlike the incident we reported on last year, in which a woman was recording video while driving when the truck in front of her kicked up a 2x4 off the road. Like this occurance, no one in the vehicle was hurt.

We've seen plenty of wild videos out of Russia, and its not just because so many inexplicable occurances take place out there. Because of the high number of groups attempting insurance fraud by inducing a collision, many Russians have turned to dash cams to make sure they have proof when things actually do go wrong.

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      threefortyduster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously...does everyone in Russia have a dash camera? I spent hours one night watching Russian road rage incidents and such, it seems like everyone there is constantly running a camera.
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        @threefortyduster
        In Soviet Russia you don't run camera... CAMERA RUN YOU!!!
        Kwijiboz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @threefortyduster
        This question is often asked in YouTube comments, and the most common answer is that insurance companies mandate the fitment of a camera to insured vehicles. They're so cheap now anyway, and more often than not it probably proves which party was at fault.
      Rob Glick
      • 2 Years Ago
      This video is seriously startling.
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      That can happen anywhere, I occasionally think about this type of situation as you hear about it in the US as well. Glad that nobody in the VW got hurt.
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're lucky this thing hit the car right in the middle of the windshield (you can see the hole in it right above center console vents). It went through, so 10 inches left or right, and it would lodge in one of the people.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really glad the people in the camera car were ok. What I'd like to know is how does the date float around on the recording?
        DK
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        I believe it's the video stabilization software trying to reduce blur when the camera is shaking.
          Luke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DK
          **OR** Someone trying to make the swing look more dramatic. The date is added separate from the image, meaning that as the camera attempts to stabilize, the date is added after so it wouldn't move.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those Ruskies crash hard.
      Shayne Wolfe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does anyone else like me, wonder why so many Russians have dash cams? I don't get it.
        NissanGTR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shayne Wolfe
        Insurance fraud is apparently very high there.
        The Calligrapher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shayne Wolfe
        Asking this question under every video from Russia has been considered "trolling" for year already. How many times does one need to be explained the obvious? People in Russia have dash cams simply because they _can_ and because it makes perfect sense. In every country of the world where having a dash cam is allowed by law, majority of people do have dash cams. It is just that simple. The only reason people in USA don't have dash cams is because it simply "verboten" by law. In some states the prohibition is not as explicit, but nevertheless having a dash cam in USA can easily land you into serious trouble with authorities anywhere in the country. The day US laws get be changed to allow people the freedom to have a dash cam is the day everybody in USA will buy and install one.
          The Calligrapher
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The Calligrapher
          @Alex: Yeah, yeah, yeah.. We have already seen what happened to people in USA who accidentally recorded police officers at work. Dash cams are not directly prohibited in USA, as I said. They are simply impossible to use legally, since at any moment you can record something that will put you in jail.
        The Calligrapher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shayne Wolfe
        Another reason people use dash cams in Russia is that in Russia traffic accidents are still investigated by police. Not in the name only, by really investigated, with gathering evidence, measuring the tire marks left under braking, etc. In places where people care about actually investigating accidents, collecting evidence with video cam makes perfect sense. In USA accidents are not investigated. They are simply thrown over to insurance companies, which resolve them from the position of maximizing their own profit and minimizing losses. Giving an insurance company video recording of an accident makes little sense: they will just throw it to a garbage bin right away. They have no use for any evidence. In simple words, in better developed countries, like Russia, where traffic police does what it is supposed to do, dash cams make sense as solid evidence sources. In less developed countries, like USA, where cases like this are resolved by some bored and clueless clerk in an insurance company, dash cams are pretty much useless.
        The Calligrapher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shayne Wolfe
        Another reason people use dash cams in Russia is that in Russia traffic accidents are still investigated by police. Not in the name only, by really investigated, with gathering evidence, measuring the tire marks left under braking, etc. In places where people care about actually investigating accidents, collecting evidence with video cam makes perfect sense. In USA accidents are not investigated. They are simply thrown over to insurance companies, which resolve them from the position of maximizing their own profit and minimizing losses. Giving an insurance company video recording of an accident makes little sense: they will just throw it to a garbage bin right away. They have no use for any evidence. In simple words, in better developed countries, like Russia, where traffic police does what it is supposed to do, dash cams make sense as solid evidence sources. In less developed countries, like USA, where cases like this are resolved by some bored and clueless clerk in an insurance company, dash cams are pretty much useless.
          purrpullberra
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The Calligrapher
          I've never seen someone do calligraphy with his ass before! Congratulations.
      Proghog
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Soviet Russia road drives on car.
      JRDesign
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Russia, car drives you.
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      In states without vehicle inspection, I see random parts littering the roads, ready to be thrown through somebody's windshield, as above. I don't see nearly as much road junk in states with inspection. This is personal observation, with no stats to back it up. But still...
      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      A few years ago I was hung up in traffic because a dump truck lost parts. Later that day om the news I saw the part landed in the face of a driver in the HOV lane headed the other way. A former Dallas mayor took himself to the hospital when a ladder impaled his arm. Be careful out there.
      itequila
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only in Russia ...
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