If you’ve contemplated using that drone you got for Christmas to shoot action footage of athletes or race cars, DON’T. This short video from last year’s FIS Alpine slalom at Madonna di Campiglio shows skier Marcel Hirscher as he’s nearly taken out by an errant UAV.
When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. So we don’t fault this guy for stopping his car and hopping out to take a bathroom break in the middle of nature. But if you’re gonna do it on a hill, make sure to set your parking brake.
If you need something crash or safety tested in Switzerland, you send it to the Dynamic Test Center. In this video, they decided to load up a shopping cart with groceries, then first run it into a car at 11 mph, then really amp things up by smashing it into a wall at more than 73 mph.
During last year’s Porsche Carrera Cup France, a bizarre accident occurred right after the start of the race, as one car spun around in tight traffic, and another drove right up onto its hood. The result: The world’s first double-decker Porsche.
Each year, the town of Glacier View, Alaska celebrates Independence Day with a gathering of friends and family, followed by a parade and food. But instead of capping of the celebration with fireworks, they launch cars off of a cliff – a creative solution to the lack of darkness in July.
This driver in Kemerovo, Russia appears to lack the basic skills required to pull out of even the most basic of parking spaces in the smallest of cars. We can only imagine the carnage he left along the side of the road on his way home. (Thanks Robert!)
To help prove that car passengers and drivers should wear seat belts even at low speeds, the Connecticut State Police have been touring with The Convincer, a device that simulates a 5 MPH crash. They’ve also got a barf-inducing machine that simulates rollover crashes.
91-year-old Walter Thomas has some mischievous blood flowing through his veins. One of his bucket list items was to back his car through his garage door. When a relative planned to demolish their garage, his wish came true.
A pedestrian walking along a road in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had the scare of a lifetime when an out of control truck headed straight for him, hurling hundreds of bottles of soda at him along the way. Incredibly, he escaped unharmed.
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