Lucky Moment Family In Car With Failed Brakes Survives After Crashing Into Wall With Tyre Propped Against It
This is the moment a car with failed brakes narrowly misses two pedestrians and crashes into a wall that had a rubber tyre propped against it, saving the lives of the family of four inside.
The three adults and a child escaped with minor injuries despite the speed of the crash when they hit the tyre in the district of Umraniye in the Turkish city of Istanbul at around 8.30 am on 7th September.
In the dramatic CCTV footage filmed outside a workplace in the area, a woman is seen standing on the pavement as a man walks past a few feet away.
As the two pedestrians are parallel to each other, an out-of-control car suddenly speeds between them and crashes into the wall.
The car is then seen ‘bouncing’ back after hitting the tyre, and several occupants get out as a small crowd gathers to check on them.
According to eyewitnesses, the car’s occupants were three adults and a child and it appeared as though the vehicle’s brakes failed as they came down the hill.
Accelerating out of control because of the hill gradient, the car then crashed into a wall with a tyre resting against it.
The car bounced back about one metre before onlookers came to help.
Reports said the four occupants got of the vehicle on their own while the police and paramedics were called to the scene.
According to eyewitnesses, one woman broke an arm, but the group was otherwise unscathed.
Eyewitness Abdullah Yilmaz said: “The car’s brakes failed. It passed between two pedestrians. There were three adults and a child in the car. Only one woman broke an arm. The others were unharmed.
“There was a tyre where they crashed into. The tyre saved them. The car bounced back when it crashed because of it.”