Posted Jan 8th 2012 12:01PM
In a story that sounds more like something out of The Flintstones than news, three people in British Columbia are lucky to be alive after a boulder slammed into their car.
The three were heading South on Highway 97 from Oyama, B.C. when the 136 kg (300 lb) rock fell from above and landed on the hood of their Dodge. The 52 year old male driver and a female passenger in the back seat were lucky to receive non-life threatening injuries. The front seat passenger was not injured.
Above the two lane highway, a new four lane highway is being constructed, a project that will cost $79 million by the time the dust settles.
Crews were building an embankment when the rock tumbled from where it had been placed. It broke through a containment barrier before rolling 80 to 100 metres down a hillside and plunging off a sheer cliff onto the passing sedan.
Check out video of the scene after the jump.