On our rugged Eastern foothills.....
- Nov 28, 2012
When I read about this, it didn't seem possible until I saw the pictures. It was a Porche Boxster, and both people in the car died.
I’ve heard of some really odd airborne cars. The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has this odd rise to where the suspension cables begin. I remember one report of a driver who veered off the road and hit it just right such that the car jumped it like a jump ramp and flipped up and into San Francisco Bay. It’s still there, but a barrier was installed to keep cars from reaching it from the on-ramp. The barrier is visible on the lower right of this picture.Several years ago, I was driving along and saw a big hole in THE ROOF of a two story building. Not the side of the second story, but the roof...as if a boulder had dropped from the sky. I thought they might be demolishing it, but that seemed an odd way to start the task. A few hours later, I was home and watched the news and found out what had happened just a few hours before I'd driven past.
A car "driven at a high rate of speed" had lost control and gone airborne. Very airborne. It went up in the air and into the roof of that building, which was a business and was thankfully not open that early in the morning. I must have driven by just after they cleared it away. Yes, the driver died.