Thursday, 18. December 2014
12. 05. 14. - 03:37
12. 05. 14. - 03:37
This is the moment when a runaway car tyre flipped over a motorway's central reservation and smashed into a car coming the other way with such force that it stopped the vehicle almost dead in its tracks. The entire incident which happened on the Moscow Automobile Ring Road, the so-called MKAD, which goes around the Russian capital city was caught by a dash cam on 8 May. Driver Igor Paklyev, 27, can be heard talking with his girlfriend Julya Grebmova, 24, shortly before the accident happens. The video shows how a pick-up truck on the left of Igor saw the wheel coming, and the driver slams on his brakes allowing the wheel to safely passed by. But missing the pick-up truck meant that it hit the next car, which was the one driven by Igor and Julya. The tyre hit the front of the vehicle caving it in before shooting off into the air backwards and landing on a feeder road to the right. Instantly smoke and debris also fly into the air from the ruined front of the car, which is then seen stuck in the middle of the busy motorway. Police said that the couple were treated for whiplash injuries but were otherwise unhurt and managed to get safely to the side of the road before rescue workers could come in to move the damaged vehicle. There was no sign however of the driver who had continued on their way with just three wheels and police said they were appealing for help in tracking the driver down. A police spokesman said: "The wheel was clearly not fastened properly, but have questions to answer including why they didn't stop at the scene of the accident. At the end of the day though it was a lucky escape for those in the car that was hit, if they've been slightly faster it could have gone through the windscreen and then the consequences would have been very different."
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