This is the case when the dark side takes over and laughter breaks out instead of sympathy. Any accident is sad, but in the cases that will be discussed today, it is almost impossible to restrain a smile. We recalled seven very strange accidents in which cars did not share the road with … real estate! And in these incredible stories, no one was seriously hurt.
The Republican newspaper is one of the oldest in the United States. Despite the fact that the demand for paper press continues to fall, the monthly circulation of the publication is about 70 thousand copies. Therefore, some readers still have printed newspapers delivered right to their doorstep.
And sometimes - directly into the house. In July 2017, in Richmond, Virginia, a delivery van driver lost control and flew into a two-story house in his car. Fortunately, no one was hurt. In this light, the newspaper's motto, printed on the side of the van - Where the news hits home looks ironic. By the way, the verb "hits" in English has several meanings, including "hit".
This incident took place in 2014 in Colleyville, Texas. The driver of the GMC Yukon, who was most likely intoxicated, crashed into the sedan. From the impact, the SUV rolled over and flew further down the street until it broke through the wall of the nearest… auto repair shop! Ironically, it was called Lone Star Collision.
In the course of the accident, two passengers of the sedan received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. The driver of the SUV miraculously was not injured, so he was sent straight to the police station. Jennifer Lapier, owner of Lone Star Collision, was shocked by what she saw, but she also appreciated the irony.
August 2010, Southern California. Clouds float slowly across the sky, people are leisurely going about their business. Suddenly, a hot rod flies into the shop window of the Hot Rods workshop.
Details of the incident were not disclosed, but, most likely, the driver of the modified Ford simply lost control at the site near the service center. It is good that a specialized workshop became the target for the hot rod: it did not have to travel far for repairs. And what about the inscription Open ("Open") at the entrance …
What are the chances that Nissan Altim will fly (!) To the second floor (!) Of the dental clinic? It seems to be about zero. However, just such an incident occurred in Orange County, California. According to video surveillance cameras, the car took off, hitting the protective barrier. The speed was such that Nissan soared up to the second floor of dentistry and in flight almost hit a passing bus.
A "funny" accident, in which neither the driver nor the passenger of Altima was injured, happened on the evening of January 14, 2018. Photos from the scene instantly went viral on the Internet and spawned many memes: "When her parents left, but locked them up," "Ronald Weasley, how dare you steal a car!" - there were more than enough jokes about this.
The real drama unfolded in the California city of San Rafael. At 2:45 am, a fourth-generation Mustang flew into the house of one of the townspeople. A car with a very drunk man driving was driving with a dokat wheel and lost control at speed.
But the “show” did not end there. The inadequate driver tried to get out of the trap, but instead fought his way into the hallway and living room with Ford. This is how the Mustang struck the house a second blow. When the owner of the house saw the "show", he dragged the intruder out of the car, took the keys out of the ignition and called the police. The intruder was not taken aback - he took the keys to the RAV4 of the owner of the house and tried to hide in a crossover.
But the intoxicated mind again let the intruder down, and the Toyot crossover, instead of hiding away from the house, flew into it at full speed, taking a place next to the Mustang. Thus, in a short period of time, the house received three blows from cars.
Fortunately, by the time of the third accident, the police had already arrived. The offender was arrested and charged under several charges at once.
Ten years ago, a rather "nice" road accident happened in Kemerovo. As the saying goes, "war is war, and lunch is on schedule." How else to explain the fact that the trolleybus crashed right into the Power Block cafe?
In fact, there could be no talk of any dinner - the accident happened at 7:30 in the morning! The trolleybus driver tried to slip at the green traffic light and was driving too fast, but the old "horned" sprint could not stand it and decided to rest. As luck would have it, no one was hurt: not a single visitor to the Power Block, not the driver, not six passengers, not passers-by on the sidewalk. The injuries were recorded only at the building and equipment.
Finally, there is one more accident in which there are no guilty ones, but there are victims. More precisely, one victim is a McLaren 650S supercar that belonged to baseball player Trevor Bauer.
The car was waiting for its owner at a dealership in Houston, Texas. And, unfortunately, he waited next to the panoramic window. At this time, a wheel came off from the truck, which was moving near the salon, flew over six lanes, ricocheted off the wall of the car dealership and flew right onto the engine cover of the brand new McLaren. Actually, the photo is more than eloquent: there is a dent on the wall, and shards of glass … And a wheel from a truck.
Fortunately, the supercar was insured. But the sediment probably remained.