Speeding driver catapults into the air after hitting roundabout
This is the dramatic moment a motorist goes flying into the air before crashing into a graveyard and bursting into flames.
The crash, which wouldn’t look out of place in a movie stunt scene, took place in Lodz, Poland, at around 6pm on Easter Sunday.
CCTV footage of the incident, released by Polish authorities, shows the car hurtling along a deserted road towards the roundabout.
It shows the silver Suzuki Swift accelerating and ploughing through the junction without looking, before slamming into the ramp-shaped roundabout island.
The vehicle catapults into the air and flies over the roundabout, clipping a pine tree mid-air and narrowly missing a statue of the Pope.
It litters the ground with shrapnel before landing in the cemetery in Rąbień. The car bursts into flames on impact, leaving it completely burnt out.
However, the 41-year-old driver remained conscious as brave firefighters were able to cut him free from the wreckage. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said his breath smelled of alcohol but are awaiting the results of a blood test to confirm whether he was over the limit, Polish Radio SA reports.
Pictures released by local emergency services show the full extent of the damage to the car – with its front end completely demolished.
Toppled trees are also seen lying on the ground and a building has one of its walls smashed in.
Like most of the countries in Europe, Poland has banned non-essential travel during the coronavirus crisis to limit the spread of the disease.
People are allowed out but only in pairs and only for approved reasons such as shopping and medical appointments.