As if drifting off the side of the road wasn’t bad enough, the driver of this SUV lost control just as the car was approaching a nearby driveway on a New Zealand country road.
Upon hitting the culvert, the SUV is propelled upwards with a lot of force, enough to flip it over and cause what looks like a horrific accident, no matter how you slice it.
According to the description of the video, the car rolled twice after flipping over, and the driver had to be airlifted via helicopter to the hospital with moderate injuries. Let’s hope the seat belt was in use.
We obviously don’t know why the car drifted off the road in the first place, but it’s possible that the driver either fell asleep at the wheel, or he or she might have been distracted by something small, portable and extremely dangerous while driving – a cell phone.
Ultimately, those moderate injuries might prove to be a best case scenario, considering the speed at which this happened.