Bizarre moment Lada axle comes off while crossing railway track

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The moment a Lada Niva's axle fell off as it attempted to cross a railway track in Moscow, Russia, has been caught on camera.

The video was captured by the dashcam of a vehicle travelling behind the Lada as it slowly moves in traffic as people make their way across a railway crossing.


As the Lada attempts to manoeuvre on the crossing, however, things go wrong as the prop shaft falls from the car and locks into the metal track, forcing the car into the air. It then crashes back down with the entire back axle resting sideways.

Luckily the car wasn't travelling at high speed otherwise the outcome could have been very different.

The driver walked away uninjured and, if anything, looks rather stunned at what has just happened as he opens the car door.