Red light-runner launched into airborne pirouette

The image above is the aftermath of what happened at an intersection in Roselle Park, New Jersey. The driver of the dark, mangled car in the lower left ran the red light, hit a car in crossing traffic, was shunted into the ramped concrete divider and launched into an airborne 360 and a light pole.

The video itself wasn't as controversial as the fact that it was released at all. American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the company that has a contract managing red light cameras for Roselle Park, posted the video on its website to offer a demonstration of what happens when people run red lights. City residents complain that the timing of yellow lights is too short – which, admittedly, had little to do with this spectacle – but the city police chief defended the cameras and their effects on local traffic. You can watch the incident in the video below.

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