Exploding road stops red light runner | video

Carsguide ·

29 November 2013

It looks like Russian roads are taking revenge on some of the country's dangerous drivers.  A Russian dashcam captured a mystery road explosion in the city of Yekaterinburg, where it looked like the road rose up to stop an SUV that was about to speed through a red light.

Experts have weighed in with a range of explanations for the explosion, blaming water mains, gas pipes and even underground sewer systems.

And while the SUV driver came to grief, the timing of the eruption meant he was uninjured -- a second faster and he would have been right on top of the main blast. Is this what they mean by the old saying 'may the road rise up to meet you'?

 

Watch the desktop version of the exploding Russian road video here.

 

This reporter is on Twitter: @KarlaPincott

 

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Published 29 November 2013