Video: US driver filmed as car launches off embankment

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Police said the driver sustained “moderate but non-life threatening injuries” in the incident.


A motorist in the US has been captured on video driving their Honda CR-V off an embankment.

According to Oregon State Police – which shared the dashcam footage on Facebook – the driver behind the wheel “took their eyes off the road” before their vehicle continued straight through a corner, and landed 60 metres down an embankment.

The police dashcam video is datestamped 25 February 2024.

Police said the driver was able to escape the crashed vehicle – with emergency service workers deploying a “rope system” to carry the driver uphill to safety – where they were later taken to hospital and treated for injuries.

An Oregon State Police representative told US news outlet Motor1 the motorist “sustained moderate, non-life-threatening injuries.”

The website reports the driver did not receive an infringement notice for the incident.

Unlike Thelma and Louise, police say this was not a deliberate ploy to evade police but an unfortunate case of distracted driving.

Ethan Cardinal graduated with a Journalism degree in 2020 from La Trobe University and has been working in the fashion industry as a freelance writer prior to joining Drive in 2023. Ethan greatly enjoys investigating and reporting on the cross sections between automotive, lifestyle and culture. Ethan relishes the opportunity to explore how deep cars are intertwined within different industries and how they could affect both casual readers and car enthusiasts.

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