Video of the Week: YouTuber Crashes Hummer After Just Nine Miles

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Venerable publication Road&Track brings us the story of the YouTuber who crashed his GMC Hummer EV trying to jump a ditch after just nine miles of ownership.

A YouTuber named Mondi picked up three passengers, headed to a gravel road near a freeway, and did some launches mostly without incident -- though at least one passenger seems to be not amused -- before crashing hard into a big dip at the 5:00-minute mark of the video. So hard that he destroys the radiator and the right-rear suspension. He later says the vehicle is in "permanent crab walk mode".

Parts were thrown and an indent from the 9,000-lb Hummer was left in the road, but Mondi apparently limped it home, even with the right-rear damage.

It looks like this happens in Las Vegas -- there's a GMC dealer matching the name of the one shown in the video located in that city. That reminds me of a line from a two-decade-old flick about gentleman thieves: "In this town, your luck can change just that quickly."

Indeed, Mondi gambled that his Hummer would conquer this particular jump, and instead, it went bust.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 09, 2022

    This stuff is the lowest common denominator of the internet.

  • Bobbysirhan Bobbysirhan on Nov 10, 2022

    This highlights another concern about EVs. They're the heaviest and the quickest cars ever sold to the public, and they appeal to the worst infantilized adults ever. The combination will have a massive body count among innocent people who were minding their own business when these rolling scuds reach their full potential.

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    • Bobbysirhan Bobbysirhan on Nov 10, 2022

      I suppose you're being deliberately obtuse at this point, but the problem is the inertia that results from accelerating five to nine thousand pounds to high speeds in a couple hundred feet.

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Nov 10, 2022

    Odd that such a stupid vehicle attracts equally stupid owners. Funny how life works that way.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Nov 10, 2022

    Too funny. Probably trying to do a selfie in it.