Viral video shows car launching over 120 ft off tow truck flat bed

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders experienced a chaotic scene last week on Georgia’s Highway 38. On May 24, they were already dealing with a traffic accident and a drug bust near Valdosta when an unexpected incident occurred.

A car was seen speeding down the inside lane of the highway and hit the flatbed of a tow truck, clearing the truck and flying through the air for about 120 feet. The body camera of a deputy recorded the entire incident and could be heard shouting “G**damn” as the driver of the car pulled off a feat that some daredevils only dream of. Upon impact with the ground, the car reportedly crashed into the rear of another car and traveled 23 feet before coming to a stop.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida, survived the accident with serious injuries and is now in stable condition. A LCSO deputy was taken to a local hospital after being struck by debris from the accident, but was released the same day.

Lt. Crystal Zion of the Georgia State Patrol used this incident to remind the public of the Move Over Law which encourages people to move over one lane when emergency and utility vehicles are stopped on the side of the highway and operating in an official capacity. Zion advised drivers to be careful, slow down, and get rid of distractions in order to get home safely.

The investigation of the crash is still ongoing and it is unclear whether the driver will face any charges.