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Look At This Car Do A Bonkers Dukes Of Hazzard-Like Ramp-Jump Off A Flatbed Truck

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I’m pretty sure everyone reading this has, at some point, fought off some really dangerous and absurd driving urges. Stomping on the gas and weaving through traffic, jumping over a drawbridge, all that sort of thing. A common one of these is when you see a flatbed tow truck with the bed raised, forming a nice inviting ramp. Who among us hasn’t wondered what it might be like to stomp the go pedal and point the car right at that ramp? Well, it looks like someone actually did it, and the result sure looks like a remake of a Dukes of Hazzard stunt (remember, they were also supposed to be in Georgia), at least at first. The end has a lot less people in tiny jean shorts and a lot more car-wrecking-on-its-side. Per Fox 5 Atlanta, this all happened in Southern Georgia, and the video of it was caught on a police officer’s body cam. Oh, and Fox 5 says that reports indicate that the person in the airborne car survived, so you can enjoy the madness with a clear-ish conscience.

Here’s the video from the police bodycam, via the news team at WMAZ:

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Holy crap, right? Just for comparison’s sake, here’s a similar jump from the Dukes of Hazzard, since I’m sure you’re thinking about that now:

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Yes, reality is a lot messier, but, to its credit, we’re at least spared hearing Dixie played on a car horn, so there’s that.

I can’t really make out the type of car that made the jump, but it did manage to catch a lot of air. Why it canted so dramatically over to its side I don’t fully understand, either:

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Perhaps the person in the passenger’s seat was heavier?

Details as to exactly why the car drove up over the ramp were not released, and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s office has yet to give any more information. From Fox 5 News Atlanta:

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The body camera video is from a Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputy, who was responding to a crash along Highway 84. While at the scene, a car cruising along and ramps off the back of tow truck along the side of the road, flipping, and landing upright.

Deputies then are seen rushing to the aid of the driver.

The woman driving the car survived, according to multiple reports, but her condition was not currently known.

Details about the initial crash or the car flipping have not officially been released by deputies.

The video was posted to the Reddit IdiotsInCars subreddit, with the original poster — who claims to have seen police footage — describing the scene like this:

Happened yesterday in Rural South Georgia (Valdosta/Lowndes County.) There was another accident that happened just before this… these people were rubber necking not paying attention and didn’t see the ramp tow vehicle. The people in the car were banged up but survived, I’m not sure how. Tow truck crash bar was ripped off, but the cab was fine. There is another view of this floating around from a different source this one is from an officer’s body cam… one of the police cars also got footage. Not sure if it was supposed to be leaked but we all got the video within minutes of it happening.

I guess the lesson here is to continue to fight those dumb urges, or, maybe even better, pay attention to what you’re driving toward.

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Acrimonious Mofo
Acrimonious Mofo
1 year ago

This is clearly a case of someone not at paying attention, and that is 100% on the driver, but for the love of dog why is there a tow truck parked in the passing lane with its ramp down?

Sid Bridge
Sid Bridge
1 year ago

If that driver was a Dukes of Hazzard fan, I’m guessing they thought (wrongly) they would have the benefit of a three-minute commercial break before the landing.

Jason Douglas
Jason Douglas
1 year ago

It’s about that time that them Duke Boys realized that they were in a Nissan Altima.
*Guitar picking*

GhosnInABox
GhosnInABox
1 year ago
Reply to  Jason Douglas

I can only speculate as to what followed but I’m imagining more “Queen and Slim” than “Dukes of Hazzard”.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago
Reply to  GhosnInABox

Or Thelma and Louise given woman driver.

Geoff Buchholz
Geoff Buchholz
1 year ago
Reply to  GhosnInABox

Gotdang, that was a great movie.

GhosnInABox
GhosnInABox
1 year ago

Both Altimas will be resold as pre-owned “manager’s specials” 2k above sticker at a 25% interest rate.

“Does it run?! Believe me, sir, this baby sure can fly.”

DysLexus
DysLexus
1 year ago
Reply to  GhosnInABox

You got that right…and boy howdy them scratches should buff right out now.

“Clem! You got that cloth on that there, pronto. We’ve got a car to sell.”

Strangek
Strangek
1 year ago

They were just making their way the only way they know how. Unfortunately that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

ADDvanced
ADDvanced
1 year ago

Guy messed up, you’re supposed to play the dixie horn in midair and then it lands perfectly.

Mark Jacob
Mark Jacob
1 year ago

It canted over to it’s side because not all of the car hit the ramp – just the driver’s side.

ADDvanced
ADDvanced
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Jacob

Yeah he was trying to avoid it when he hit it.

Brian Souhan
Brian Souhan
1 year ago
Reply to  ADDvanced

And that is where they went wrong! Sometimes you just have to own it and go for it! We all know they would have landed it just like the good old boys from Hazard if they did!

Jb996
Jb996
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Jacob

And it took out part of the ramp, a vertical brace on the bed, just behind the cab. Hitting that off-center sent them twisting.

Stacks
Stacks
1 year ago

Yep, every single time I pass a flatbed with its ramp, uh I mean, bed down I picture flooring it and doing exactly this.

IRegertNothing, Esq.
IRegertNothing, Esq.
1 year ago

The best part is that I knew it was a Nissan Altima before anyone confirmed it was a Nissan Altima.

Palmetto Ranger
Palmetto Ranger
1 year ago

Good reflexes from the camera wearing cop. Everyone else is standing their with their mouths hanging open while he is calling it in and hustling over to render aid.

Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
1 year ago

I am always impressed by first responders. Imagine seeing something like that and your first instinct is to start running toward it!

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago

Well, it looks like someone actually did it,

Well, someone in addition to Nicolas Cage. 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH51wYU9Tr4

GhosnInABox
GhosnInABox
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

Don’t drive angry.

Data
Data
1 year ago
Reply to  GhosnInABox

That was Bill Murray and the groundhog. Cage was gone in 60 seconds.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
1 year ago
Reply to  Data

True. But Cage also did a movie called Drive Angry. It’s a six degrees thing.

GhosnInABox
GhosnInABox
1 year ago
Reply to  Data

And Cage made a movie based on that Bill Murray quote: https://youtu.be/FKeKCGbUctI

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

This was my first thought after reading the headline. I was too busy at work to post a comment though.
I don’t know anything about multimeters, but I’m pretty sure we share similar viewpoints nonetheless.
Especially when it comes to strangers on the internet wanting to know what we are wearing. Apparently.

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago

Right on 🙂

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
1 year ago

The bennyhillifier folks need to create a dukeofhazzardifier to add some Waylon Jennings guitar licks to clips like this.

MAX FRESH OFF
MAX FRESH OFF
1 year ago

Them Duke boys are sure gonna have a hard time getting out of this one!

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
1 year ago

Damn, MTG is never in the news clips I wish she was in.

Data
Data
1 year ago

Just the good ol’ boys
Never meaning no harm…

Knowonelse
Knowonelse
1 year ago

The right side of the car hit the cab of the truck, slowing down the right side resulting in the right side dipping. That impact also input a little bit of counterclockwise rotation.

Taco Shackleford
Taco Shackleford
1 year ago

The only portion of the driver still in the front seat is their left foot.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
1 year ago

She wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. I suspect the airbag blew her into the back seat.

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
1 year ago

This is peak Big Altima Energy. Probably had a cracked screen iPhone in one hand and a Big Gulp in the other.

Last edited 1 year ago by Angrycat Meowmeow
Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson
1 year ago

Well, if it wasn’t cracked before…

Mrbrown89
Mrbrown89
1 year ago

Not a Camry with a dented bumper kind of thing lol

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
1 year ago

Did anyone catch the number Sharpie’d on that paper plate?

IRegertNothing, Esq.
IRegertNothing, Esq.
1 year ago
Reply to  Ranwhenparked

“Did anyone catch the number Sharpie’d on that paper plate?”

Either that or a temp tag with a 1 added to the start of the expiration date.

GhosnInABox
GhosnInABox
1 year ago

Nothing says swipe left on Tinder like having “Big Altima Energy”.

Honestly the Altima name deserves a better class of driver.

Tbird
Tbird
1 year ago

Can’t say I recalled the snow capped mountains in the background as a child rewatching the “Dukes of Hazzard” clips.

Joe The Drummer
Joe The Drummer
1 year ago
Reply to  Tbird

The first time I ever drove through southern California, I chuckled to myself how much it reminded me of “Korea” from “MASH” and “Georgia” from “The Dukes Of Hazzard.”

StillNotATony
StillNotATony
1 year ago

The intrusive thoughts won that day…

Rad Barchetta
Rad Barchetta
1 year ago

10 bucks says this was a result of rubbernecking.

Thancr
Thancr
1 year ago

Needs to square up better on that ramp next time to make sure that he sticks the landing.

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
1 year ago

That Altima has more than the usual dented bumper

Gene1969
Gene1969
1 year ago

I’m guessing that happened because it wasn’t grounded to the ground.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
1 year ago

And far more than the usual 50% garbage bag windows at this point

CPL Rabbit
CPL Rabbit
1 year ago

GAHT DAYUM!

DysLexus
DysLexus
1 year ago
Reply to  CPL Rabbit

Dayad gum! (This is a family show remember)

Crank Shaft
Crank Shaft
1 year ago

I’m laughing because when I saw this on Google news I immediately knew you would be the one to write the article about it. Like I was infinity percent sure you could not resist. 😀

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