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Dashcam Footage Shows Van Launching 12ft Into the Air After Hitting Roundabout

After failing to slow down or prepare in any way for an upcoming roundabout while driving, a van was caught being launched about 12 ft into the air.

Driving behind the van on the A11 road at Attleborough, Norfolk in the United Kingdom, a motorcyclist named Andy Daynes, 35, captured the moment with a camera attached to his helmet.

Andy Daynes, of Hingham, Norwich said: “I was actually on my motorbike behind him so I saw it all. I pulled over along with some other drivers to see if he was OK.

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He had to be cut out of the van – but he seemed to be alright, he wasn’t badly injured. It is quite a bad roundabout, he just didn’t see what was coming because he was going so fast. He was on his own, he had a few cuts and bruises but the ambulance came straight away and took him to hospital.

He just didn’t see the roundabout coming.”

The footage is extremely comical, something that looks like it was animated by a cartoonist rather than captured on a motorcycle helmet camera.

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Articles reporting on this funny little story have to add in something to fill in space, so one article added info about what they consider a similar incident. But to fill space in this article, we’re going to critique why they shouldn’t have considered this a similar incident.

A Lad Bible article added that a similar incident occurred when a Lake District, UK driver captured footage of an extremely low-flying SAS helicopter right in front of him, appearing in a surprise out of some mist. According to their article:

“Brian Weatherall, a 45-year-old civil engineer from Durham, caught the spooky-looking footage of the low-flying chopper, which is thought to be a secret service Blue Thunder unit.”

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Brian said: “I just couldn’t believe it, I’ve never seen anything like it. I was on holiday at the time and the roads were bad so I was taking it steady on the steep hill. It happened about 2pm and I had the whole family in the car, it really was quite something – and a lucky escape.”

Strangely,  Brian said he felt it was “pretty awesome” to witness the helicopter. He added: “It does make you feel safe when you see how our forces can fly a helicopter.” It makes you feel “safe” to know the forces that run your country can disrespectfully, menacingly even, fly military helicopters right in your face for no specific reason with its history? Sometimes, you can recognize something strange in little tabloid news articles, not as commonly or blatantly as the propaganda in mainstream news, but a subtle, “support the system” type thing.

Seeing a car comically jump high in the air and do a flip before landing with the driver not suffering any serious injuries is quite a different thing to capture with a helmet camera, than a helicopter appearing out of some mist, to the pleasure of a person who belongs to a very complicit citizen class of people.

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