A bodycam video recorded by a law enforcement agent on a Georgia highway went viral after it showed a car, in a very Dukes of Hazzard-style, collide at high speed with a tow truck parked at the side and land several feet away.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck happened May 24 in Lowndes County. The driver was a woman from Tallahassee, Florida, who was driving a Nissan Altima eastbound in the left lane of the highway. The tow truck, which was a roll-back wrecker, was parked in the left lane with its emergency lights on.
You can watch the video here:
The car drives up the tow truck ramp at considerable speed and then goes soaring 120 feet into the air. It ended up striking another car driving along the road and traveled 23 feet before coming to rest. The Lowndes County sheriff’s deputy, who witnessed the incident, started running toward the crash site while calling for backup on his intercom device.
While he was struck by flying debris, his injuries are not considered life-threatening. The 21-year-old driver was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment. Her condition was not known. However, it was not fatal.
A lot of people reacted to the video. “Distracted Georgia woman does her best ‘Dukes of Hazard’ impression… Fortunately, nobody died in this wild incident in Lowndes County, Georgia,” one user wrote, while another said, “WHOA! Now that’s something I have always thought about a car doing every time I see a ramp like that (Dukes of Hazzard style) but this person SENT IT! Completely distracted horrible driving obviously but daaaaamn! PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE, CRIPES!”
A third tweeted, “All that was missing is the “Dukes of Hazzard” narrator wondering how the Duke boys were going to get out of this one.”
Many also requested media houses to remix the video with Dukes of Hazzard theme song, until Raw Alerts’ Twitter page did. They slowed down the crash video and added the theme song in. Here, take a look: