By on May 23, 2016

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Did this Romanian driver have his seat in the full, upright position (and seatbelt fastened) before his vehicle hit cruising altitude?

The brief blip that showed up on radar screens earlier this month turned out to be a compact hatchback making a Dukes of Hazzard-worthy leap over a roundabout.

Traffic camera footage released by Romanian police and posted by the BBC shows the epic launch, graceful flight, and buttoned-up landing of the hatchback, whose 22-year-old male driver walked away relatively unscathed.

His brake lights come on immediately after the landing, and the hatchback comes to a halt in short order. It’s probably the last time the vehicle moves under its own power.

The report doesn’t say what state the driver was in before briefly leaving Earth, but the footage shows him travelling in a straight line and connecting with a median right before impacting the roundabout.

“His licence has since been suspended,” the report states. “It is not clear whether the stunt was accidental or deliberate.”

Regardless of the reason, top marks goes to the driver, his vehicle, and the laws of physics and gravity for keeping the car upright and in the same lane.

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