A Florida driver was significantly injured after her automotive “vaulted” off a tow truck ramp on a Georgia freeway in a dramatic crash that was captured on a police officer’s physique digicam, authorities stated Wednesday.
The incident occurred Could 24 after an unrelated crash on the identical freeway within the southern a part of the state, a spokeswoman for the Georgia State Patrol stated in an electronic mail.
Round 11:20 a.m., the truck was on the point of load a wrecked car and was parked within the freeway’s eastbound left lane with its emergency lights on, in response to a state patrol crash report.
Physique digicam video from an officer on the scene captured a automotive recognized within the crash report as a 2014 Nissan Altima driving towards the truck’s ramp.
The report does not say how briskly the motive force was shifting. It identifies the posted pace restrict within the space as 65 mph.
Within the video, the Nissan drives up the ramp and launches into the air. The automotive slowly flips because it soars over the truck’s cab and driver, who’s standing close to the car’s entrance bumper, and seems to land on its roof earlier than it rolls over on the highway.
The crash report says the Nissan vaulted about 120 toes earlier than it struck one other automotive on the freeway.
The Nissan’s driver, recognized within the report as a Tallahassee girl born in 2001, was hospitalized with severe accidents, the spokeswoman stated. Her situation wasn’t instantly clear.
A second driver was additionally hospitalized, in response to the report.
It wasn’t clear what the motive force was doing earlier than the crash, the spokeswoman stated. Efforts to achieve her Wednesday had been unsuccessful.