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[–]Endless__Throwaway 1017 points1018 points  (90 children)

Anyone know what happened to the drivers? I'm impressed with the reaction time.

[–]dinosaur_foam 253 points254 points  (29 children)

Found the source: https://youtu.be/fB3EQS9hvlE?t=30

The only further info is that the driver fell asleep, I couldn't find any news articles about it.

[–]snookette 382 points383 points  (32 children)

I wonder what a self driving car would have done with this flying car dilemma.

[–]goddamnCSsucks 636 points637 points  (17 children)

Back flipped out of the way while simultaneously pulling out guns and shooting the other car

[–]--Beren-- 258 points259 points  (11 children)

She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. Good times.

[–]One_Big_Pile_Of_Shit 43 points44 points  (9 children)

Is that a reference to something?

[–]804R 118 points119 points  (2 children)

Since no one gave a proper reply (I think): it's an old D&D joke: an adventuring party enters a tavern and orders drinks. They talk and the bartender asks if they've killed any mimics. The bard replies "Well, if we did, how would we know?" The bartender laughed, the party laughed, the table laughed, we killed the table; it was a good time.

Or something like that, anyway.

[–]NecroGod 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Similarly:

My new girlfriend asked me last night why I carry my 1911 in the house, what am I afraid of ? I looked her straight in the eye and said "THE GODDAMN DECEPTICONS!" She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. Good times!

[–]nvs1980 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a reference to when someone mentioned the CIA was spying on us through our Microwaves :(

[–]nctrd 21 points22 points  (4 children)

To a not-too-distant future.

[–]captainbignips 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Roadhouse

[–]lexiekon 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Self-driving car will provide comfort in the human's last moment of life, softly whispering: proximity alert.

[–]notsurewhattotellya 206 points207 points  (13 children)

Can't speak to this specific video but this exact thing happened to my sister's mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Turns out the other driver drank literally half a bottle of vodka, went to bed, woke up and decided to drive to work. She blacked out by the time she got to the highway and ended up crossing over the grassy median and hitting their car head-on. At 9am going full speed on a highway. The mother-in-law died on impact.

Drunk driving kills.

[–]jonathancutrell 39 points40 points  (6 children)

This should be pushed way up the thread.

I like to think highway morning driving is decently safe before/after rush hour... And in general, it is. But that doesn't necessarily mean some idiot isn't driving drunk in the morning, trying to get to work.

[–]I_Upvote_Goldens 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I actually feel LEAST safe driving to work in the morning. People drive like idiots during rush hour.

[–]CL350S 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yep. Buddy of mine has a daughter that drank most of a bottle of vodka and went off to a job interview. Cops pulled her over and she blew a .36. My buddy asked me “do you think my daughter has an alcohol problem?” Nah....I’m sure she’s fine.

[–]1millionppm 7 points8 points  (2 children)

My friend's two uncles and one aunt were killed this way too. Driver fell asleep and crossed the grassy medium and killed everyone in that car in a head on crash. It devastated their family and her cousins were never the same again. The siblings became recluse, bitter, and angry. Reckless driving kills people but destroys the rest of the family. If you don't think you're up for driving just don't do it.

[–]kevinstonge 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Regarding the reaction time, not to discredit the driver, but the driver had a different perspective than the camera that recorded this incident. The driver most likely saw the vehicle coming a second or so before we see it appear in the video.

[–]QuackNate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looks like everyone is probably okay. Hit the back wheel of the car and spun it. Been in that situation; it's scurry but fine. Seems to slide to the right of the truck and not smash into it.

The driver of the minivan might have some spine issues from the jump and a black eye from the impact/airbag since it was right on their side. If there was a baby in either car they might be a little banged up, but should be okay.

[–]barracuz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Judging by the video both probably walked away. The SUV lost alot of momentum when he hit the median and jump and when he did hit the car the car reacted fast enough that the sub clipped it's rear quarter so the car just spun out.

[–]kovyvok 5299 points5300 points  (165 children)

Damn that dude actually reacted fast to a flying car launched out of an underground cave.

[–]thereisonlyoneme 399 points400 points  (15 children)

Why did Batman put an exit there?

[–]BizzyM 82 points83 points  (9 children)

"Wait, this isn't the Batwing!"

[–]autoboxer 22 points23 points  (2 children)

The bat cave’s been compromised!

[–]Thebigman_224 8 points9 points  (0 children)

“Wait, I can’t actually fly”

[–]Chiffmonkey 6 points7 points  (3 children)

He'll probably need Batcrutches now.

[–]benjaminbutthurt 777 points778 points  (117 children)

Funnily enough if he had swerved towards the flying car he probably would have been fine.

[–]OnTheSlope 2433 points2434 points  (57 children)

Or he might've lost control, gone into the median and been a surprise flying car to the other direction of traffic, potentially instigating an infinite loop of flying cars.

[–]hgl1998 679 points680 points  (23 children)

Infinite flying car.... This is the future that was promised

[–]therewas_shrinkage 74 points75 points  (13 children)

Did they pinky swear tho?

[–]_vrmln_ 39 points40 points  (11 children)

Only with toe pinkies so it's only a half promise

[–]therewas_shrinkage 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Those fuckers!

[–]JRDiesel 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Have you ever tried to foot pinky swear? It should count as double.

[–]query_squidier 92 points93 points  (9 children)

...an infinite loop of flying cars.

I envision the drivers of said cars' having correspondence such as this as they pass one another.

[–]DecaDickDude 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You either die a victim or live long enough to see yourself become a surprise flying car.

[–]robinthesky 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This. This is good.

[–]bthorne3 138 points139 points  (2 children)

Idk if he had enough time to swerve toward/past it. Swerving away made the collision mostly hit the back of the car so it was probably the better move.

[–]CleverFreddie 110 points111 points  (2 children)

He definitely wouldn't. He would have hit it head on. Even with his fast reactions he changed the angle about 25 degrees. If you were driving everyone would be dead.

[–]Sievel 125 points126 points  (8 children)

"fine" as in in all involved dead from a full frontal collision?

Between the moment the white/grey car reacts to the moment of impact it does not cross more than one of the white stripes that seperate the lanes. There was no time to turn any other way.

A left turn would have ended some lifes there.

Edit: Upon further review, there might have been just enough time and space to make a left turn and avoide a crash, but i would not recomend trying. Failure to make it would look very grim.

[–]AFocusedCynic 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That would be going for all or nothing.. you might make it without a scratch... but then you also might die!

[–]Mr_Munchausen 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I don't know, it kinda looks like they probably would have hit head on if they swerved towards them, instead of a glancing blow.

[–]jt004c 100 points101 points  (3 children)

Bullshit. With the time frames involved, that would have been a head-on collision and instant death. His reaction saved lives.

[–]Arguing_Robot_Pony 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Or instead of a probably 0 harm back end collision, he would have a full frontal collision with likely fatalities.

[–]Quikksy 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I don't think the car could have handled that. It was already merging to the right lane and a sudden swerve to the left could have tipped it without actually getting it out of the way of the oncoming flying car.

[–]GlassInTheWild 9 points10 points  (3 children)

A lot easier to flip a car at 60mph than people think. Quick right left is all it takes

[–]Quikksy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly. It would have been very different if the flying car would have flown right into the cabin through the windshield instantly crushing the passengers. This way they'll walk away with strains and maybe a concussion.

[–]BrassMunkee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had a good reaction just the other day. Not nearly as intense as this gif’s but it’s more common than what happened here. My next thought was “I’m glad I’m paying attention.”

Just driving across the street after a green on a 2 lane road. We’re passing a merge from a new lane to my left as the road turns into 3 lanes. A Jeep a few feet up on my right suddenly swerved hard into me, really fast. I react, glance left and swerve to avoid as I’m scanning for cars in my way.

I don’t know if I would have reacted differently had there been a car on my left. I like to think I processed that masterfully. It was probably a lot of luck though.

[–]Corne777 38 points39 points  (6 children)

It also looks like he could have just stayed in lane and maybe hit the brake a little and been fine. Hard to know what the best thing to do is when’s flying car is thrown at you.

[–]raullapeira 56 points57 points  (4 children)

IMHO had that guy not turn immediately in that exact direction I don't think the driver would have survived. Straight is sure death, left is most probably a frontal collision, right you just sacrifice your own rear.

[–]MolotovDodgeball 11.9k points11.9k points x2 (144 children)

Sensing a weak link in the herd, the hidden predator strikes. It's all over in a moment. The SUV will eat well tonight.

[–]pointsouterrors 4615 points4616 points  (60 children)

The ambulances will have to wait their turn.

[–]Capt_Tater 1945 points1946 points  (38 children)

DAMN NATURE, YOU SCARY

[–]sarah-xxx 477 points478 points  (31 children)

Ambulances are the scavengers of nature. Going after the sickly and wounded. They need to live too..

[–]Running_Is_Life 179 points180 points  (25 children)

Imagine if ambulances actually took your injured body and brought it to be made into food. Then they'd release the people who are "healed" but they'd just be clones

[–]Thehifi 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Sounds like a Black Mirror episode

[–]Mysoulisnotforsale 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Charlie Brooker saw your comment and said "They're on to me"

[–]sarah-xxx 139 points140 points  (9 children)

Haha...ha. Yeah, imagine!

They're onto us, send him an ambulance... make sure no body sees it

[–]boganknowsbest 36 points37 points  (6 children)

Soylent green or Amber Lamps?

[–]catsineveryonespants 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Woah black betty

[–]DanteDMC2001 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Amber lamps Black Betty had a child

[–]Halofanatiks 3 points4 points  (1 child)

the damn things gone wild

[–]HahaMin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Let's see how long he can run from an ambulance

[–]MakeVaginaGreatAgain 5 points6 points  (1 child)

New Stephen King or Dean Koontz novel material right there

[–]MicrocrystallineHue 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Howling like their four-legged cousins, Coyotes, they circle their bounty. Not a scrap is wasted as each part is carefully placed in their bellies. Sirens no longer needed, they slowly drive away to digest.

[–]KenderKinn 110 points111 points  (2 children)

https://youtu.be/j3L3zGDonCY

For anybody wanting the relief of seeing the raw footage

[–]sarah-xxx 12 points13 points  (0 children)

TAP TAP TAP Stop resisting!

Police car : HEY, THAT'S MY LINE!

[–]DevinDTA 43 points44 points  (1 child)

My favorite family guy episode ever.

[–]holymacaronibatman 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Hmm I agree as well, shallow and pedantic

[–]jemm 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I read that in Attenborough's voice.

[–]MojoeFilter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's because you were meant to.

[–]Jakisuaki 116 points117 points  (1 child)

GET OUT OF MY HEAD DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

[–]ThreeDawgs 19 points20 points  (0 children)

YOU’RE NOT MY WILDLIFE SUPERVISOR!

[–]ItsTheVibeOfTheThing 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Just here because we named our dodgeball team “To Dodge A Mockingball” but now I’m thinking we need to change it to Molotov Dodgeball next season!

[–]jelacey 97 points98 points  (17 children)

He Tahoetally surprised that motherfucker

[–]skoraxwhoascended 27 points28 points  (2 children)

No one expects the Spanish inquisition

[–]21stCenturyDelphox 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise...

[–]Pump_Frothy 1378 points1379 points  (89 children)

Damn, the quick reaction of the other car probably saved his own life, well at least the life of the driver.

[–]Gromky 646 points647 points  (44 children)

I am impressed as well. That driver was turning while the guy was still in the air, and it was incredibly fast. And he didn't slam into the side of the truck right behind him (I am assuming he knew the right lane was clear next because he was paying attention).

I don't think it was modern safety systems. That was sheer "I am driving down the road watchi...HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THAT COMING RIGHT AT ME TURN AWAY FROM IT RIGHT NOW!"

[–]uwjames 232 points233 points  (3 children)

He most likely had a slightly longer look at the SUV from his position than the recording vehicle. Still, good thing he wasn't distracted with the radio or whatever.

[–]xpostfact 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Yeah, that SUV had to have crossed the median far before that. One can see a white car in the distance traveling the opposite direction as the cam car. But if that's the case, it's odd that people weren't slowing down. Hmmm...

[–]svenr 27 points28 points  (34 children)

I wonder how (if at all) self-driving algorithms like in the new Teslas would have handled a situation like this.

[–]53bvo 119 points120 points  (9 children)

I don't think the self driving cars would attempt such a jump

[–]shitwhore 32 points33 points  (5 children)

THEY CAN HAVE AMBITIONS TOO

[–]UnderAStormySky 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Just imagine sitting there and reading a book while your fancy car drives down the freeway for you, when it suddenly enthusiastically announces: "SHORTCUT U-TURN!"

[–]shitwhore 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And the steering wheel and pedals just retract into the car like "no stopping me bitch!"

[–]A_Soft_Narwhal 13 points14 points  (5 children)

It would prolly do what robots do man

[–]Malzun 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Try to kill all humans?

[–]vergushik 3 points4 points  (0 children)

hey sexy mama! Wanna kill all humans?

[–]asrk790 26 points27 points  (1 child)

You can't see it in the video but he also took a selfie and posted it on Instagram.

[–]TricksyZerg 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You can see him slightly turning to the right before the jump scare, most likely he was aware of the car before it crossed over to the other side of the road

[–]abloblololo 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I wonder how a self driving car would react to this

[–]Sveenee 350 points351 points  (8 children)

Looks like those Duke boys are at it again.

[–]MrsRobertshaw 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Now someone edit in that silly horn they use.

[–]Bitey_the_Squirrel 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Have to freeze mid jump and go to commercial.

[–]vile_neckbeard 68 points69 points  (0 children)

You’ll never catch me Krabs, not when I shift into... MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE

[–]Invasivetoast 514 points515 points  (34 children)

What's the story behind this? Is it drugs, alcohol, or playing to much GTA

[–]feardabear 289 points290 points  (17 children)

Or possibly a seizure behind the wheel

[–]MasterXL6 196 points197 points  (13 children)

Aww, so he didn't get to experience that sick jump?

[–]kitjen 149 points150 points  (8 children)

Yeah but imagine how cool it would be waking up in hospital, asking what happened and someone says "watch this"

[–]cutelyaware 89 points90 points  (7 children)

Better than waking up dead.

[–]Spydolin 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Hahaha 👉😎👉

[–]kinetic-passion 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Hahaha 👉😎👉 Zoop

you dropped this

[–]SuggestiveDetective 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You don't know my life.

[–]RageMachinist 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Looking at the plates, I believe "Russia" is the story behind this.

[–]Onii-chan_dai-suki 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why not EVERYTHING

[–]Shuk247 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Would have said "texting"... but it's Russia... so maybe just Russia.

[–]ImASmallBox 103 points104 points  (3 children)

A wild car appeared!

[–]mrnathanrd 29 points30 points  (2 children)

It used jump! It wasn't very effective

[–]Matt3989 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Would you like to use TM76 to teach Car Fly?

[–]ThatOtherGuy_CA 160 points161 points  (4 children)

I see you've met my ex.

[–]nutsaur 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Did Karen get the car too?

[–]deathnotice01 74 points75 points  (13 children)

When I say jump, you say?

[–]FriendofTwo 187 points188 points  (8 children)

I should not have laughed at this!

[–]VikingBrewing 102 points103 points  (5 children)

I laughed far too hard. The caption really helps.

[–]echjul 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Same. I don't think I would have laughed if the caption was something banal like "Driver tried to avoid accident".

[–]chooxy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Driver tried to avoid motherfucking surprise"

[–]nobody_likes_soda 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Damn, the grey station wagon actually did quite well to avoid the brunt of the impact.

[–]dfin25 46 points47 points  (7 children)

Dude, when did Bo and Luke trade in the General Lee.

[–]mhks 15 points16 points  (6 children)

When they became dads.

[–]Jonny-Napalm 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Which one knocked up Daisy first?

[–]KaraokeKing1 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I just woke up from dreaming about two very close friends that were killed due to a vehicle going so fast it went airborne just like this but the they were not as fortunate of having the time to swerve like this person did as the car landed basically right on top of the windshield going 80 or 90 mph.

Scary seeing this and now I just want to sleep again and have then reappear so I can continue to talk with them but more than anything, simply see their personality and smiling faces again. I miss them so much still . Stay safe out there everyone, life happens and changes in an instant.

[–]sanskami 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, if the internet has taught me anything, it's that this is just normal driving in Russia.

[–]its_over9000 80 points81 points  (28 children)

Some fries motherf**ker

[–]Dooskinson 42 points43 points  (10 children)

I rise motherfucker

[–]wwusirius 110 points111 points  (9 children)

Car flies motherfucker!

[–]ting_bu_dong 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I came here for this. Leaving happy.

[–]Missjaneausten 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I AUTOMATICALLY THOUGHT OF THIS VINE WHEN I SAW THE TITLE

[–]bclagge 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It’s just a shame how far I had to scroll to find it. It’s all I wanted.

[–]butkaf 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Does anyone have the original video source for this?

[–]RickyShade 17 points18 points  (1 child)

It's not so funny when it happens to you, totals your car, sends you and your gf to the hospital, makes you be in pain for weeks and have anxiety behind the wheel for like ever. Thanks drunk old bitch, hope you never got your license back (doubt it).

[–]run_daffodil 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This exact thing happened on the Long Island Expressway in August 2016 and 6 people died.

[–]uvaspina1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The guy who got smashed had surprisingly good reflexes

[–]The_Sneakiest_Fox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

French fries motherfucker.

[–]Michael_APKPLZ 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Oh, take me down to the Paradise City

where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

[–]bluesix 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Is this a Burnout Paradise reference?

[–]Michael_APKPLZ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yup.

[–]BeaumontG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well then take my upvote. That game was amazing and so underrated

[–]LV_Mises 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Car flies, Motherfucker

[–]sailZup 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And then it dragged it to its cave.

[–]adviceKiwi 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Holy fucking shit! That's madness.

[–]Phil_Hopper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hope everyone was okay.

[–]Greekfitter522 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just the good ole boys...never meanin' no harm..

[–]jeffreyhamby 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I watched that happen in Nashville in 1999 but the end result was two people being decapitated. I moved to Austin soon after but had to travel back to testify against the woman who did it. She was speeding while putting on makeup and almost hit me (same direction) and then another car in front of me, over corrected, then lost control.

[–]Kranster 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn quick reflexes tho

[–]roppunzel 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Let us hope everyone survived that horrendous accident it's not funny

[–]gfreeman1998 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Actually impressive he reacted as well as he did.

[–]medicalgeeetarist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The first thing that comes to mind https://i.imgur.com/d0SHTWk.jpg

[–]mikeymikeymikey1968 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice job avoiding a head-on though.

[–]Zealot360 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When you let a cat drive.