A man named Travis Carpenter was driving in heavy rain when he lost control of his car and aquaplaned, rolling off the road.
The man, who was traveling from Indianapolis to Whitewater, Wisconsin, was able to capture the entire scene on an inside camera he was using to film himself singing as a way to pass the time.
“I was going 70 mph (speed limit) on I65 north. I travel the 3-4 hours by myself every time and use singing as a way to pass time, and critique it later,” wrote Carpenter below the video on YouTube. “At this point I was practicing a nasal type voice on a Casting Crowns song when the crash happened. I was watching the road and saw nothing that caused me to worry. Simply hydroplaned in a heavy rain.”
As the video shows, the car skids off the road and rolls even before the driver has a chance to understand what’s happening.
Fortunately, he was not injured in the accident.
Even his vehicle survived what could have a disastrous crash.
“My car slid sideways, and then was completely backwards by the time I slid off the road and went down a small hill,” he continued. “I hit a mile marker sign (230) on my way off the road. Here are two of the most amazing parts: I sustained NO injuries. Not even a scratch. And my car took NO mechanical damage and is completely driveable [sic]. Only body damage.”
The video was soon posted on Reddit where it immediately began trending — because who doesn’t want to watch self-filmed near-death experiences on the internet, right?
“I'm extremely impressed that he still has his glasses on,” wrote an online user, while another commented, “That and the camera staying mounted and it had fairly good quality.”