I’m not even going to get on the soapbox here, since I’ve already said that inexperienced drivers and high horsepower cars are a recipe for disaster. The driver of the Firebird in this video, Brendan Edan, is currently listed in critical condition, which is simply amazing given the severity of the impact. Edan passed several cars in the median before his Pontiac launched off a berm, spun in mid air and impacted the bridge support hard enough to split the car in three pieces.
If you want a lesson out of this, here it is: go take a track day event and learn what it’s like to drive, at speed, on a racetrack. Learn how quickly (and violently) things go wrong at triple digit speeds. Learn that, no matter what you see in the movies, you won’t recover a spin north of seventy miles per hour or so without years of training and practice. Most of all, learn that there’s a time and a place to get your freak on, and rush hour traffic on a Monday morning isn’t it.