Footage from a dash-mounted camera has surfaced on the web that captures the harrowing moment a motorist in Russia (where else?) and his passenger plunge into a fast-flowing river after losing control on a tight corner.

Filmed in Russia’s Krasnodarskiy region, the short clip shows the moment a sharp left-hander confronts a motorist who is clearly travelling too fast given the slippery road conditions.

The gnarled guardrail that lines the corner suggests that this is not the first time someone has failed to slow down and negotiate the tricky bend.

Inevitably, the Russian motorist smashes into the rail, becomes airborne and plummets into the murky brown water below.

According to The Telegraph – whose journalists quite clearly speak better Russian than us – the driver and his passenger can be heard saying calmly in Russian: "Oh! we're floating! Where do we go?"

"I don't know, maybe to the shore. Don't turn the wheel, it's useless."

The video sadly ends before we get to see how the hapless pair manage to pull themselves out of a rather tricky situation but we can only imagine they were rescued by a group of passing otters… or something like that.

Leon Poultney


November 5, 2013

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