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VIDEO: Bodycam Shows Car Vaulting Off Tow Truck Ramp Like ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

Lowndes County, GA – A sheriff deputy’s bodycam video has gone viral after it filmed a speeding driver hitting a parked tow truck and launching into the air on a Georgia highway (video below).

The incident occurred on May 24 as Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies were responding to a car wreck on Highway 84, FOX News reported.

Bodycam video from the scene of the crash showed numerous first responders standing on the highway’s median looking at what appeared to be an overturned vehicle.

There were multiple police and other rescue vehicles on the scene with their lights flashing, and a tow truck was stopped in the left-hand lane on one side of the roadway, the video showed.

The deputy’s bodycam showed a sedan travelling in the left lane, driving at the rear of the stopped tow truck without appearing to slow down.

Then it hit the ramp on the back of the truck and flew off of it like a stunt in a movie.

“God d—n!” the deputy said in the video as he watched the car sail by him through the air and almost land on another car driving in the right lane of the highway.

The Georgia State Patrol incident report said the flying car struck that vehicle, causing the vehicle to be thrown another 23 feet after impact.

The police report said the car “vaulted” about 120 feet through the air before it crashed down on its side and began to roll on the pavement, FOX News reported.

It stopped upright, the video showed.

The deputy radioed dispatch for EMS and advised them the flying vehicle had made an “immediate roll” as he and other first responders who were already on the scene of the first crash ran to help the occupants of the badly-wrecked car, the video showed.

Georgia State Patrol said the driver of the vehicle that vaulted off the tow truck ramp was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, FOX News reported.

A Lowndes County deputy was transported to the hospital with injuries suffered from flying debris from the wreck.

It wasn’t yet known if the driver of the flying car would be charged in connection with the crash, FOX News reported.

Georgia has a “Move Over” law that requires “motorists traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder must move over one lane when emergency and utility vehicles are stopped on the side of the highway and operating in an official capacity.”

Violations of the “Move Over” can result in up to a $500 fire, according to FOX News.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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