Typically, when cruising on the interstate, most of us try to be as aware as possible of our surroundings so as to avoid a potential accident. Unfortunately, one Kia Soul driver was reminded that you can’t be prepared for every circumstance, and was literally sent flying due to a wheel that rolled off a neighboring Chevy Silverado.
In a post to social media, we see the events unravel through perspective of a Tesla driver who recorded the crash. After moving over a lane to let the Kia Soul driver pass, the Tesla moves back into the fast lane. After a few more seconds, a Chevy Silverado moves over into the lane right next to the Kia Soul, albeit slightly ahead. This positioning sets the scene for the fiasco that’s about to unfold.
Seemingly out of nowhere, the driver-side front wheel pops off the Silverado and rolls right in front of the Kia Soul. With no time to react, the Soul driver hits the massive tire head-on, and gets absolutely launched into the sky. After a good second or two of hang time, the Soul comes crashing back down to Earth, lands on upside-down, and eventually manages to flip itself back on its wheels. With debris scattered all over the highway, the Tesla slows down to assess the damage.
To add insult to injury, the rogue wheel strikes the Kia Soul for a second time, bouncing off the rear end after the vehicle skids to a halt.
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Miraculously, the Tesla driver, who was the also one who posted the video to social media, stated that the driver of the Kia Soul managed to walk away from the accident with no injuries, although likely shaken up considering the severity of the accident.