Australian police captured dramatic footage of a white truck driver running unharmed through seven lanes of traffic in a once-in-a-lifetime incident.
Though only five seconds long, last week’s riveting video shows a Toyota Hilux pickup truck in Australia’s Northern Territories driving over a sandy median, narrowly avoiding a collision with another car in three lanes of moving vehicles, passing two. lanes of parked cars, bouncing through two empty lanes and then hurtling toward a line of storefronts.
The driver of the utility vehicle, or ute as the vehicle is commonly known in Australia, was heading towards the city of Darwin when she allegedly lost control, failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a business, according to police in a post. on social media.
The two passengers, a driver and a young child, were sent to Royal Darwin Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the publication said.
“It is incredibly fortunate that no one else was injured in this incident,” said Superintendent Daniel Shean of the Northern Territory Police, reminding people to always drive with due care and attention.
Social media users said they found the video fascinating, with many pointing out how lucky the driver and those in the other cars were.
“Watching the video for the 10th time # designated survivor,” said one commenter. “I hope the store owner is okay too.”