Date
29 March 2017
There's more to this than it looks. Note the couple and their dog on the traffic island before you check out the video below. Photos: YouTube
There's more to this than it looks. Note the couple and their dog on the traffic island before you check out the video below. Photos: YouTube

Watch what happens when this Civic backs up, turns and crashes

As near misses go, this one gets an R-rating for “really?”

For emphasis, we supplied the punctuation mark.

We will let the video speak for itself and let you decide, but we couldn’t resist a spolier, so here’s what happened, as the video shows.

A white Honda Civic jumps out of nowhere tail first and flies off the ground after its driver apparently loses control of the vehicle.

The back story is that the driver was trying to avoid a black Mercedes-Benz which had cut into his lane near a traffic light.

The Civic begins to turn while airborne and rights itself before crashing down onto the traffic light, toppling it, scattering debris on the road — and barely missing a couple and their dog on the traffic island.

The couple look shaken but their friend appears none the worse after the close call.

The humans including the 21-year-old driver, surnamed Wong, were taken to hospital and released after being treated for minor injuries.

The freak accident happened in the Hung Shui Kiu section of Castle Peak Road when Wong was speeding toward Tuen Mun.

Thanks to a dash cam from an oncoming car, we know it could have been so much worse but it wasn’t. 

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