Saturday, 25. October 2014
03. 06. 14. - 04:32
03. 06. 14. - 04:32
This is one reason why close to 30,000 people die in road accidents in Russia each year and the country is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world in which to drive. Here a dashboard camera caught how one motorist, Pavel Noulanskyy, 34, fought against time and the laws of physics to try to cross four lanes of a choked highway to aim for the exit he had passed - with disastrous consequences. Travelling on the left outer lane of the ring road in the western city of Saint Petersburg, Noulanskyy suddenly realised that he was about to pass the exit on the left for the Western Rapid Diameter, a toll motorway leading to the seaport he wanted to head for. Instead of carrying on for the next exit, he pulled the steering wheel of his car down hard and aimed his car - in the words of a police officer - "like a rocket" towards the exit he had no hope of making. Sure enough, instead of finding himself on the exit ramp, he collided with the crash barrier separating the highway from the verge, destroying the bonnet of his car. "In the end he ended up going nowhere," said a police spokesman, who highlighted the video as an example of why motorists should play it safe and simply take the next exit if they miss their turning. "This is what we see so often among macho motorists - blind faith in their ability to defy the laws of physics, velocity and safety. "He didn't look to see if it was safe to manoeuvre through the busy traffic, merely put his indicator on and moved out. The other cars were forced to brake and swerve. But he got his comeuppance and was lucky to walk away untouched." The car was a write off and as well as losing the car, Noulanskyy also lost his license.
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