A reckless driver plows across five properties and destroys... Everything.
Incredibly, the image you see below is a Ford F-150 from which the driver walked away with no injuries. The accident, reported on by the Toronto Sun, happened in a city called Barrie in Ontario, Canada. And, because we live in a digital world, the incident was caught on a dashcam by a driver the truck thrashed past in a residential area before crashing. It's an incredible piece of footage that catches the barely-in-control truck and the roar of its engine as it passes, then the carnage it caused plowing across five properties before finally connecting with something substantial and rolling over.
"When you play (the video) back, where he left the roadway, he travelled across five properties before he struck that fence and, ultimately, came into an ornamental fencing structure that had a gate built into it with pillars and that's what caused him to roll onto his side," police spokesperson Peter Leon told the Toronto Sun. Law enforcement has yet to ascertain the speed he was doing, but the 31-year-old driver was clearly well over the 50 kph (31 mph) speed limit.
"That impact - if he had gone into that person's backyard after going through the fence, he would have gone through their house, and we could have been dealing with a much more serious situation."
It's a stunning piece of luck that the driver didn't kill anyone, and sheer stupidity that he wrecked his truck and a whole load of property. The fact he was in a body-on-frame truck wasn't the only protection from that kind of crash. The way crumple zones absorb impact and redistribute forces to keep the cabin intact, as well as the airbag systems stopping his head from rattling around like a pea in a whistle, undoubtedly saved his life - even if it is to spend time in prison. "Justin St. Jacques is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, and possession of a prohibited weapon," the report tells us.