Jump 100 years into the future and imagine someone telling you that his car got tangled up in power lines. Just another driver whose flying car malfunctioned. Normal, right? Yup, but it’s 2016 and there are no flying cars to be seen. On Saturday, a lady in Tennessee apparently got herself into what authorities are calling a “freak accident.” Somehow, the 56-year-old woman got her car stuck in power lines above ground.
The vehicle was dangling 7 feet above ground for two hours, The Huffington Post reports. According to WBBJ 7 News, the lady wasn’t familiar with the location and she lost control of her car after driving above the speed limit (30 mph) in Medina, Tennessee.
After losing control, the woman drove off the road and smashed into a fence. Then, she continued driving and her car landed on some wire attached to a utility pole. The wire, with seemingly unbelievable strength, coiled around one of the car’s tires and lifted the lady’s poor Saturn into the air. This is just insane:
Police told WBBJ that there were no signs of medical conditions, drugs, alcohol, or other distractions that may have caused the accident.
“The main thing was to get the power lines secured and to get her out of there,” the Medina Fire Chief told The Jackson Sun. "I’ve been doing this for 38 years, and I’ve never seen this before."
Safety workers managed to get up to the car and break the window so they could bring the woman down. The lady was taken to local hospital and was treated for minor injuries.
Fortunately, the lady didn't need to capture a selfie to prove the freakish accident actually happened.