Bodycam video: Nissan Altima flying 120 feet off crane ramp in shocking Georgia highway accident

Florida woman's harrowing mid-air ordeal underscores the urgency of adhering to move over laws.

It looks like a scene out of Hollywood: A car goes flying after going up the ramp of a flatbed crane on a Georgia highway. And the whole accident was caught on a police officer’s body camera. Stunned motorists and police officers watched the chilling scene as the Nissan Altima vehicle went flying for 37 meters (120 feet) on the Lowndes County road, according to a police report on the May 24 accident.

According to the report, a 21-year-old woman from Florida was behind the wheel. She was transported to South Georgia Medical Center after suffering severe injuries, Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Courtney Floyd said Wednesday.

After falling backward, the Nissan struck another vehicle and then spun to a stop after traveling about 7 meters (23 feet), according to the report. Even before the car came to a stop, the police officer whose body camera recorded the accident began running to help the stricken motorists.

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The Lowndes County deputy police chief was struck by flying debris from the vehicle, but his injuries were not serious. The accident report states that the tow truck was parked in the left lane with its emergency lights on. Authorities were on the scene because they were responding to another incident.

Georgia State Patrol Lt. Crystal Zion told WSB television that the accident highlights the importance of a law requiring drivers to move one lane when possible if an emergency vehicle has its lights on parked.

“When you see those lights, slow down, pull over,” he said.