Here’s a real example of why it’s important to wear your seat belt. This video is pretty brutal, but the driver and her passenger miraculously survived.
The accident occurred on the Zhytomyr-Chernivtsi highway in the Ukraine at about 12:50 in the afternoon. A 37-year-old driver veered just enough off the road that the back tire of her Smart car hit a pot hole in the shoulder, putting the tiny car into a violent tailspin.
A family in an oncoming Hyundai Santa Fe was on their way to vacation when the Smart car came right at them and totally disintegrated. Without a seatbelt, the driver was ejected across the highway.
She and her 23-year-old passenger were treated for serious injuries at the Traumatology Department of the Kamyanets-Podilsky City Hospital, according to the press service of the Khmelnytsky regional police department.
It’s truly a miracle everyone survived! And it can serve as an important reminder why everyone on the road should wear a seatbelt, no matter what kind of car you’re driving or where.
This article originally appeared on Rare.