Yesterday morning in Ohio, a police cruiser’s dash cam caught this fantastic single-car crash on Interstate 675. Gearheads will note that it’s a Pontiac Firebird that blows by the cop car in excess of 100 miles per hour before going into the grass, launching into the air, smashing against the concrete overpass support, and exploding into a hail of broken metal and noise. In other words, AHHH HOLY SH*T F*CKING METAL!!!! Since there’s no sound in the video, I find it helps to watch it while listening to Iron Maiden’s “Aces High.”
The driver, Brennan Eden (inset), was thrown from the car and, surprisingly, survived. Not surprisingly, he’s a teenager. Not surprisingly, he has facial hair. Not surprisingly, he was arrested earlier that morning with drugs in his car. Back to surprisingly: those drugs were not meth.
The force of the crash broke the car apart and ejected Eden onto the highway during the morning rush hour. He remains at Miami Valley Hospital after suffering serious injuries. [Dayton Daily News]
There are few things I dislike more than young men endangering other people by driving like jackasses, but I have to give ol’ Brennan credit: he did this with panache. This is precisely how I want to die: in a high-speed explosion that inconveniences thousands of highway travelers and entertains hundreds of thousands more as a viral sensation. Of course, he ruined it by surviving. Maybe we can all chip in and send him an e-card.
Below: news cast with more information on the wreck.