Video: CHP camera catches the moment a car veers off road, goes airborne
MODESTO, Calif. - A Highway Patrol camera caught pretty dramatic footage of the moment a car veered off a road in Modesto, launched to get some serious air, before it came crashing down with a trail of smoke and dust behind it.
The CHP’s Modesto office posted the footage on social media, along with a warning for motorists to keep their hands on the wheel "and mind on the road.”
Officers said the driver of a sedan was traveling northbound on State Route 99 on Saturday afternoon, when the vehicle left the roadway and went airborne.
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Many who watched the video commented on how it looked like a scene out of the 1980’s television series the Dukes of Hazzard. Plenty of people contributed to the CHP’s post on Facebook with images and comments making references to the action-packed, stunt driven show.
The CHP described the motorist as being “inattentive” at the time of the mishap and noted, “Luckily, the driver only sustained minor injuries.”