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Woman flies 120ft through the air after hitting parked tow truck ramp in astonishing video

Woman flies 120ft through the air after hitting parked tow truck ramp in astonishing video

Shocking body-cam footage caught the moment the car flew through the air

Shocking footage shows the moment a motorist in Georgia ran into the ramp of a tow truck while driving at full speed, sending her car flying 120ft through the air before eventually crashing into a vehicle in front.

Body-cam footage from a Lowndes County Sheriff's deputy caught the moment the 21-year-old Tallahassee woman managed to send her car soaring through the air before it landed with a crash.

You can see the footage here:

The deputy had been attending to a crash on the other side of the road on 24 May when the shocking incident unfolded.

In the clip, a red tow truck can be seen parked up on the side of the road, as a worker in a fluorescent jacket steps in front of it.

At this point, the motorist - who is in a grey vehicle - comes out of nowhere and flies up the back of the truck, ripping off part of the car’s bumper in the process.

The vehicle then spins through the air, turning onto its side before appearing to hit a black car that is in the right-hand lane.

The woman’s car flew 120ft after running up the tow truck.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

After witnessing the smash, the deputy ran across to the other side of the road to help the driver, while calling for assistance on his radio.

She was later taken to the South Georgia Medical Centre after the crash near Valdosta last week.

The woman survived the accident but has been left with severe injuries, the incident report said.

A Lowndes County deputy was hit by flying debris from the crash and was also taken to hospital. No other injuries were reported.

According to ABC, officers are keen to talk to the woman about what caused the crash but as of Wednesday (29 May), she cannot speak due to her injuries.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the crash.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

According to a police incident report, the car 'vaulted' around 120 feet over the tow truck after launching off its ramp.

As yet, it’s not been determined what caused the crash or if the driver faces any charges.

Georgia State Patrol Lieutenant Crystal Zion said that the crash stresses the importance of Georgia’s 'Move Over' Law.

The law requires drivers to slow down and switch lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle, including a tow truck.

Zion told ABC: “It takes out the distractions of driving fast or phones or other people in the car. Basically, you know, when you see those lights to slow down, move over.”

Featured Image Credit: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

Topics: US News