Posted Jan 25th 2012 10:30AM
The blurry screencap shown above is of a driver in morning traffic on Pennsylvania's I-81, in mid-jump, hurtling down the snowy median. The man who captured the video, Shawn Lucas, thought the driver was trying to evade police, but it turns out the 61-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Kia was likely having a diabetic emergency.
Before this video was taken, she had driven onto and stopped on the median, and other drivers pulled over to play Good Samaritan and push her off. While they were pushing, she sped off again, which is when Lucas began to record her (he apparently was unaware of the driver's medical condition).
A fire chief described the condition as "your eyes are open, you're wide awake, but you don't realize what's going on around you." Luckily, no one was hurt and her wild ride came to end when she plowed into an embankment. Follow the jump to see the report from WHTM news as well as Lucas' original footage (warning explicit language).
News Source: WHTM News