MODESTO (CBS13) — Officers say an inattentive driver went airborne while crashing off of Highway 99 over the weekend – and it was all caught on video.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon near Kansas Avenue.

California Highway Patrol says the driver apparently wasn’t paying attention and soon came speeding off of the northbound side of the freeway. The sedan then hit a dirt embankment – sending the car airborne.

A side-view mirror camera from a vehicle in the area captured the moment the car went airborne.

Luckily, despite the sedan being launched several feet in the air, officers say the driver only sustained minor injuries in the crash.

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Exactly why the driver crashed was not detailed.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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