Georgia Driver’s Dukes of Hazzard-Style Launch off Tow Truck Ramp Makes Headlines

Georgia Driver's Dukes of Hazzard-Style Launch off Tow Truck Ramp Makes Headlines

You’ve probably at least thought about what it might be like to attempt to launch your own vehicle off the back of a rollback tow truck, much as the Dukes of Hazzard did with so many iconic Dodge Chargers. But we bet you never considered accidentally landing an incredible jump or, even worse, not sticking the landing.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to one driver last week as they passed through Lowndes County, Georgia. When the motorist approached the accident scene while traveling at a high rate of speed on GA 38/US 84, they didn’t appear to notice the mass of emergency vehicles or, more importantly, the rollback tow truck that was about to start its recovery of a crashed vehicle.

The collision scene on the opposite side of the grassy median of the highway may have distracted the driver, or perhaps they were simply not paying attention. Regardless, they didn’t slow down or try to swerve to avoid the tow truck, whose load ramp had been lowered to create that fictitious, made-for-TV “ramp.”

See the tweet below, how the car flew:

Truck Driver Escapes

The tow truck’s cab was almost completely cleared by the automobile, despite the fact that it destroyed the tow truck’s headache rack, signal lighting, and even its own front bumper and hood. The tow truck driver was in front of the rollback when the collision occurred, so it’s almost a good thing the car was traveling so quickly; if it had been traveling any slower, the car may have landed on the operator.

That speed, though, wasn’t so fantastic for the distracted motorist. According to the Georgia State Police report on the incident, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed since it flew 120 feet after hitting the tow truck/ramp before coming to rest on the road. It moved forward 23 feet before striking the rear of another vehicle.

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No one was wounded outside of the vehicle, despite the fact that a Lowndes County deputy was impacted by some of the debris from the vehicle’s rollback. However, we are unsure if anyone was inside the second vehicle, which was rear-ended during the re-entry phase.

However, the driver of the substitute Charger was rushed to the hospital due to what appeared to be serious injuries she sustained in the collision. Let this serve as a reminder that if you’re approaching emergency vehicles—or any stopped cars, for that matter—pay attention, slow down, and offer room. As of right now, the driver hasn’t been charged and no other details about them or their condition have been made public.

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