Dramatic moment Kia Soul is launched 10 feet into the air after a loose wheel plows into it on LA freeway… and the driver walked away with no injuries
- A Kia Soul was projected into the air after it ran over a loose wheel from a pickup
- The accident was recorded on the dash camera of a Tesla behind the Kia
- It happened in north LA and police confirmed that nobody was seriously injured
A Kia Soul was launched 10 feet into the air while driving down a Los Angeles highway after a loose wheel from a pickup truck plowed into it.
The dramatic moment captured on dashcam video shows a Chevrolet Silverado driving down the road – just seconds before its front left wheel breaks free.
The loose wheel then rolled into the left lane, directly in front of the Kia, catapulting the car into the air and causing it to roll once before coming to a stop.
It happened on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, on Thursday, March 23. The LAPD confirmed nobody was injured.
A loose wheel that came off a widened pickup truck crossed into the path of a Kia Soul on an LA freeway on March 23
The front left wheel of the Chevrolet Silverado was recorded coming loose from the widened truck and rolling directly into the path of the Kia
Video recorded on a Tesla dash camera shows the wheel pop free from the truck and roll underneath the Kia, propelling it into the air and flipping it upside down.
Anoop Khatra, who was driving the Tesla, shared the footage online and noted that noted that the autopilot feature caused the car to swerve around the loose wheel that rolled towards his after it derailed the Kia.
His Tesla gradually came to a halt amid the debris and well behind the Kia. The wheel then rolls into the stationary car and into its boot.
The Chevrolet, reduced to being on three wheels, had its brake lights on and drifted gradually off to the right side of the road before also coming to a stop.
Khatra said the driver in the Kia was the only occupant in the car and that they walked away without any major injuries.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Storyful there were no major injuries following the incident.
As the Kia ran over the wheel it was projected into the air before rolling and coming to a halt in the middle of the road
The Kia completed its roll before eventually landing the right way up. The Silverado can be seen on the right on three wheels before drifting over to the right side of the road
The wheel which the Kia had run over rolled into the back of the car after it had come to a stop in the middle of its lane