According to the California Highway Patrol, a driver traveling down Highway 99 in Modesto was not paying attention to where they were going and launched their sedan into the air just like in Dukes of Hazzard.
“Luckily, the driver escaped with just minor injuries,” CBS Sacramento reported.
California Highway Patrol had a camera placed at this specific location to monitor traffic and it unexpectedly captured the entire stunt on film. They said the car was going too fast and veered off the highway up a grassy embankment, then launched into the air.
The beautiful landscape and brightly shining sun in the background made for the perfect scene. When the car hit the embankment it dug up the dirt and ended up leaving a dusty dirt cloud trailing right behind the car as it flew through the air.
Many people get killed each year from being distracted on the road. California Highway Patrol shared this video with CBS Sacramento as an opportunity to remind people to pay attention to their surroundings while they’re driving because not everyone is as lucky as this driver.
You can watch the full video of the car launching off the embankment below.