Crazy dashcam footage taken in Ontario shows the terrifying moment two cars collided in an intersection as one of the vehicles attempted to make a left turn.
In the video, shared by Facebook user David Ursino, a red car starts to make a left turn at an intersection in Richmond Hill when a white vehicle crossing the intersection slams into the front of the car near the passenger side.
The force of the crash pushes the red car out of view of the camera, and the white car goes airborne before crashing on a guardrail off camera.
At first, stunned drivers remain in their cars while some travelers drive off without helping. Several people left comments on the Facebook video criticizing the drivers who pulled away from the accident without offering assistance.
A man’s dashcam video caught the moment two cars collided at an intersection in Richmond Hill, Ontario on Wednesday
The red car was attempting to make a left turn when a white vehicle slammed into it
The force of the crash caused the white car to go airborne and land on a guardrail off camera
David Ursino, who posted the video, said he immediately ran over to help and dragged the man in the white vehicle out of the car because it was smoking
A group of people, including Ursino, did run over the wreckage while one man is seen on camera presumably calling 911.
Ursino wrote in a Facebook post that he was on his way to work when he witnessed the horror crash on Wednesday. He said he immediately got out to help the driver in the white vehicle because someone said it was smoking and on fire.
‘I was worried it was going to blow up so I decided we had to pull the guy out right away,’ he wrote.
‘I had to pull as hard as I could to open the driver door and get to the driver who was unconscious. Fortunately there were another couple of guys near me. I had to pull the guy out carefully while getting someone else to support his neck and head and someone else to grab his feet. We laid him down about 30 feet from the car (which thankfully never erupted in flames).’
He added: ‘He woke up and all he was concerned about was making his last class at York University. I waited with him until the police and paramedics showed up.’
Mark Fahmy was identified as the driver of the white vehicle. He said he did not break any bones and only suffered minor injuries
In a post on Thursday, Ursino identified the driver of the white car as Mark Fahmy. He said Fahmy tracked him down to thank him for helping and to say he was doing OK.
Fahmy said he didn’t break any bones in the accident and has already been released from the hospital.
‘Mark was on the last day of a religious fast and he certainly had an angel watching over him. Here’s the great news: he’s just a little sore!! Nothing broken,’ Ursino posted. ‘After that terrifying flight through the air in yesterday’s accident, he somehow managed to not break anything. Mark I’m glad to hear you’re ok!’
As for the driver and passenger in the red car, police said they suffered serious injuries and were taken to the trauma center. Witnesses said both people, a man and a woman, regained conscious at the scene.
Authorities have not released their names, and their current conditions were not immediately available.