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The video begins with idle chatter, some acoustic pop music playing — then, it’s interrupted with a car crashing headfirst leaving behind a trail of smoke and a scream.
“Oh my god, Mike, can you just back up a little bit?” a woman can be heard saying in the background. “Get out of the way, please.”
The surreal car crash took place Wednesday off Highway 99 near Yuba City; a video recorded and posted that same day likened the accident to “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
Multiple recordings show the car speeding on Highway 99 sometime on Thursday before sustaining air of up to 50 feet and then crashing on the other side of the road.
A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol told the Sacramento news outlet KOVR that the vehicle had just been involved in a hit-and-run, driving backward on the highway and speeding excessively. A spokesperson for the CHP did not provide further comment to SFGATE.
Brian Conejo, an employee at a nearby agricultural equipment shop whose surveillance cameras recorded the crash, told KOVR the car was “probably doing 80 [to] 100 miles per hour in a 25 zone.”
“There’s a really hard left-hand turn up here [on Highway 99],” he told the station. “They failed to make that turn, just kept going straight and literally went flying over the whole overpass.”
Surprisingly, the woman driving the vehicle was left unharmed with only minor injuries, the station reports. Also, the incident, Conejo told the station, could have gotten much worse if she had tangled up with some power lines.
“Pretty crazy to see someone flying through the air,” he added.
A Yuba City police spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from SFGATE.