A driver in Keelung City, Taiwan miraculously avoids death after an avalanche induced rock fall. Keep your eyes on the white car.

Pics of the aftermath… via imgur

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  • funkyduck

    sheeet man, the blast looked like it would do some serious damage anyway but that rock would have ensured they got spatted. Looked like an explosion too.

    September 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  • Griffin Madill

    One question before I let this blow my mind – why is the car immediately behind the white car filming it in the first place? I’m not necessarily calling shenanigans but some explanation or context would be good.

    September 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm
  • ilikecats

    It’s probably a cop car with a camera in it.

    September 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  • Martin Foster

    Yes – why was it being filmed and why is it called an avalanche “induced” rock fall?

    September 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  • Glastonberry

    Must be a dashboard camera; there are various reasons to have them, often personal protection.

    September 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  • Paul

    It’s quite common for some countries to have in car cameras – for accident n durance etc

    September 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm
  • deon smit

    They call it a Dash Cam…lots of cars has them nowadays

    September 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm
  • Dave Duber

    Windscreen attached cameras are getting more common; people use them to catch evidence in an accident, and also by fluke to film meteors coming in over Russia, or gigantic rocks falling out of the sides of mountains!

    September 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  • Rasumgal

    In places outside of the US dashboard cameras are quite common. Insurance and whatnot

    September 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm
  • Mayor McTurd

    lots of other countries use dash cams to combat insurance fraud.

    September 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm
  • Luke

    Fake. Look at how the rock moves after it falls. And the white car is too well lit to belong in that surrounding. Methinks some really good CG at play here.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:04 am
  • twilcox

    Looks like a dash cam to me. Probably a patrol car.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:48 am
  • Mark

    It could be a police car.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:25 am
  • Jerry Bell

    It’s is becoming common for cars in certain countries to carry dash cams. This helps when they are involved in a wreck. Very common in Russia, I don’t know how common in Taiwan.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:40 am
  • dreaming banshee

    I was wondering why the car behind the white car was filming it, too. Does this driver just drive around with a camera on the road ahead of him?

    September 2, 2013 at 2:30 am
  • Joshua

    Having a dash cam is common in a lot of other countries due to insurance fraud. Check out all the Russian ones.

    September 2, 2013 at 2:58 am
  • Peteykins

    Many cars in Taiwan have dashcams. By the way, you can see the boulder start rolling down the hill from the top of the mountain at the very start of the video.

    September 2, 2013 at 3:21 am
  • heyya

    Bro.. most of the car now have cctv for front and back. In case people hit them, they can prove it in the court… my car has one.

    September 2, 2013 at 4:48 am
  • NortonsArk

    While not ubiquitous in the USA except for police cars, many people around the world have dash-cams in their vehicles. I actually have one in my pickup truck that provides both forward and backward views. One never knows when you might catch something interesting, as in this case. It can also be useful to document fault at an accident scene.

    September 2, 2013 at 4:55 am
  • Andre

    The reason the car behind was filming is because it was filmed with a video registrator. They are used for insurance purposes, to work out who is at fault in the accident. I am not sure about Taiwan but in Russia its a must if you want your insurance paid out after accident. For example you will also see alot of videos of the meteorite that landed in Russia not too long ago. All the videos are from the dash of the car……… and farking hell…….these guys are lucky! The Universe has better plans for them!

    September 2, 2013 at 4:59 am
  • MessDog

    Why are retards let on the internet??? Specifically you, Luke and the countless others unaware of the WORLDWIDE use of dashcams.
    Good Lord.

    September 2, 2013 at 10:15 am
  • stella

    If it was really good CG, you wouldn’t suspect it to be fake. But you’ve already demonstrated your profound lack or cultural and technical awareness, so… well, shut up.

    [What MESSDOG said!]

    September 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm
  • DukeNukem

    MessDog and stella both need a big steamin’ cup of shut the $%&@ up. Like either of you two nozzles are experts on “cultural and technical awareness.” LMFAO. By the way, retards, it does not logically follow from “dash cams are common outside the United States” that “therefore this film clip is legit.” It might be. Probably is. You obviously want it to be. But we don’t know. Sorry to burst your bubble. Have a nice day.

    September 2, 2013 at 11:43 pm
  • steve

    Anyone else notice the top of the mountain (top right) about 3-4 seconds in? Don’t think it’s my eyesight.

    September 3, 2013 at 7:46 am
  • Noodles

    In the beginning of the film… watch the contour of the mountain, I can see the huge boulder leave the mountain’s upper most contour, possibly the scariest part of the clip.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:18 am
  • Jooles

    If you look at the top of the mountain at the start of this sequence, you can actually see the rock “break away”!!!!! very very lucky peeps.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • me

    nice eyes steve!

    September 3, 2013 at 10:35 am
  • Ronald

    McDonalds viral

    September 3, 2013 at 11:01 am
  • Glyn

    That was close, he nearly went into McDonalds.

    December 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm