You just never know what your dash cam is going to capture on an average day in Russia. Take these drivers, who were motoring along in the Russian city of Dyatkovo, minding their own business, when out of nowhere, an Opel Zafira took off like a 747 leaving LaGuardia.

Reports stemming from the incident claim that the driver lost control of his vehicle after its front-left tire blew. He then drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into a fence where the vehicle was launched high into the air, a rapidly escalating series of events caught on the video available below.

Unfortunately, we can't tell you that the driver miraculously escaped this remarkable accident with just cuts and bruises. The report translated from Russian tells us the 30-year-old driver died at the scene from his injuries, and his passenger is still being treated for life-threatening injuries at the Central Regional Hospital in Dyatkovo.


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      TL
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aol and Autoblog, you need a video strategy. A 30 second ad for 15 seconds of content? A big no-no. But dont worry, you can be saved! (email me if you want help)
      tylermars.design
      • 1 Year Ago
      That van must have been moving ridiculously fast for it to ramp that high.
      ravingricefarmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      31sec ad for 5 second video. i hate you (autoblog) for baiting me.
      space
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is just wrong.
      Jake S
      • 1 Year Ago
      So if this is a video of a fatality car accident, then why show it? Stay classy, Autoblog.
        Karl T
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake S
        So, judging by your comment, you haven\'t -and won\'t- watch any news video, amateur video, or even Discovery Channel\'s \'Storm Chasers\' episodes of (last night\'s) tornadoes? How about the Boston Marathon bombing? What about IED attacks in Afghanistan or Iraq? The video shows the ACCIDENT that caused the death. It doesn\'t show the death, nor even show the person being ejected, etc. Lighten-up Francis.
          Carac
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Karl T
          Hmm, that isn't someone ejected through the windshield flailing while still caught by something at the beginning of its arc through the air? Because it really looks like it.
        Philip P Waress
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake S
        oh and the air plane one wasn't?
        Myfierro
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake S
        in soviet russia people don't die, people fly .
      BLS
      • 1 Year Ago
      @John Neff How would you like it if someone put a video of one of your family members dieing in a horrific accident? Good for YouTube for removing.
        Jake S
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BLS
        Thank you, you found the words I was looking for. I've never met a classy journalist, and I suppose Autoblog keeps that tradition alive.
          BLS
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jake S
          Apparently, we are not welcome in the death and destruction crowd. And I can\'t spell dying.
        Lab Rat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BLS
        *dying And be that as it may... the camera didn't catch the impact.
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BLS
        Depends how many flips are involved. Last I checked, only the person that actually shot and uploaded the video has rights to pull it though, which I imagine is what happened. Guy wants the views (and ad revenue) for himself, and that was likely just a mirror someone stole.
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BLS
        How about if that idiot was driving way too fast or even under the influence? Don't watch it if you don't like it.
      Samuel J Ward
      • 1 Year Ago
      autoblog; please stop it! Watching someones death is neither entertainment, nor the public's business. tacky, tacky, tacky !!!
      James Dailey
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is Autoblog really going to post every horrific accident, plane crash, bloody dismemberment in a quest for pageviews and ad dollars? Show some editorial discretion, please! This is a complete turnoff for a long-time Autoblog reader. Thanks.
        Noah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @James Dailey
        Nobody forced you to watch it. I bet you don't watch the news, right? I've seen about 15 car bomb videos published on CNN in the past couple years from Israel. Do you tell CNN they shouldn't publish them?
        parainthenoid
        • 1 Year Ago
        @James Dailey
        I shave and wear strange hair doos.
      Noah
      • 1 Year Ago
      All the social conservative d-bags out in full-force this evening. They want to cover your eyes so you can't see what happens in the world, so you're clueless just like them. If we didn't see it, then it didn't happen. "Disrespectful." Yeah... sure...
        parainthenoid
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Noah
        Oh no.. I like you to see it. But then I\'m all upside down and $$$ht. So sayeth the John Lennon! So sayeth the swarm.
      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      About a minute before: "Hold my beer (or vodka) and watch this..."
      petrol42
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can't even see any body parts or anything gory so there isn't any reason Autoblog shouldn't have shared this. You guys are a bunch of self-righteous do-gooders!
        artso06
        • 1 Year Ago
        @petrol42
        No....It's called empathy and respect.
          artso06
          • 1 Year Ago
          @artso06
          Noah, judging by the hostility in the last line of your comment (the world would be a better without...), I will be forward and guess respect and sympathy may be a hard concept to grasp. The reason WHY AB readers are upset is because this article sets out to prove NO point. The very opening line down plays something tragic with a line of "an average day in Russia". If you don't think this is dis-respectful, paint a scenario for your self. A friend of yours dies because of an accident (tire blowing) and you have to watch it on repeat AND read people posting about. No point, no purpose, no lessons...we aren't "learning" anything, it was just trying to be their for enjoyment/fill blog space...which personally, I can't agree with.
          Scott
          • 1 Year Ago
          @artso06
          So we can expect to see your comments expressing your outrage at videos with profanity in it and ones that objectify women? I think everyone should be consistent or be silent.
          Scott
          • 1 Year Ago
          @artso06
          I see you did not respond to this: "So we can expect to see your comments expressing your outrage at videos with profanity in it and ones that objectify women? I think everyone should be consistent or be silent." You do not see anything inconsistent with the fact that you do not care about the offensive things I mentioned that are regularly posted?
        Scott
        • 1 Year Ago
        @petrol42
        I totally agree with your comment. AB is free to publish whatever they like. Of all the tings people choose to complain about I would not figure this would be it. There is profanity, disrespect of women, and a lot of generally immoral stuff that you can\'t play at work or in front of children on here and a car crash is what is brings out their conscience. Odd really.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @petrol42
        [blocked]
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      45 seconds of ads for a 12 second video. Lame.
        Darrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        I was just about to say that. This is getting ridiculous.
          RetrogradE
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Darrell
          It IS ridiculous. I especially loved the part in the ad where it counted down to 0, but it stopped on 1 for 10 seconds. Truth in advertising? Not so sure. Truth in the time-space continuum? Nope.
        NissanGTR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Then advertisers go boohoo when you install adblock on your computer for the ridiculous ads.
        johnnythemoney
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        AdBlock.
          RetrogradE
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnnythemoney
          That's a good idea. Wait, I HAVE adblock, and I STILL see the ad at the beginning of this video. Oh well.
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