Video: Tram wire flips car in traffic

RICHARD BLACKBURN
Last updated 11:21 25/09/2012
Fairfax Australia

A Ford Focus is freakishly flipped upside down after its bumper snags on a loose tram wire dangling on the road in the town of Vladimir east of Moscow.

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A Russian driver has had a lucky escape after his car was caught up in fallen cables and flipped on its roof.

In the freakish accident, which was caught on another car's onboard camera, the front bumper of the Ford Focus catches on the cables and somersaults backwards on to its roof.

Soon after the driver emerges from the car and walks away from the wreck clutching at his elbow, but appearing otherwise unharmed.

The video, which appeared on the internet over the weekend, is the latest in a string of accidents that have been caught by onboard cameras. Dashboard cams have become increasingly popular in Russia, where road rage and staged accidents are common and police won't prosecute unless they have video evidence.

In July, cameras caught a delivery van bursting into flames, while in April they recorded a Land Rover SUV being flipped by a loosely fitted metal grate.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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