Runaway snowmobile flies through the air and smashes into garage just SECONDS after family drove away from the house
This is the shocking moment an out of control snowmobile smashes straight through a family’s garage door just seconds after they had pulled out of their driveway.
The Walters family got a nasty surprise returning home to find the vehicle lodged inside their garage.
Footage of the incident was captured by a security camera at the family’s snow-covered home in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota on December 18.
In the clip, Chaz Walters is seen pulling out of his driveway to take his family to a dance recital.
Shocking footage shows an out of control snowmobile smash through the garage door of Chaz Walters family home in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota seconds after he drives off with his family to go to a dance recital.
As they head out of their neighbourhood, they drive straight past a man out riding his snowmobile to take advantage of the cold conditions.
However, as the rider tries to follow the bend in the road his vehicle’s throttle gets stuck and he quickly loses control.
The CCTV camera captures the man bailing off the snowmobile as it soars into the air over a snow of snow before crashing into the Walters’ home.
A few moments later, Chaz recalled, he got a call from his son.
‘He said: “Come home right away, somebody crashed into the garage”. I’m like what?!’ he told Valley News Live.
The family returned to their home to discover the snowmobile had smashed into their garage and landed on top of a brand new snowblower
The family returned home to discover the damaged snowmobile inside their garage and that it had landed on top of a brand new snowblower.
‘[I was] shocked! Trying to figure out what the hell happened,’ Chaz added.
The family will now have to make do without a garage door until spring and have boarded up the hole left by the vehicle.
Chaz added that while he is glad to situation was not any worse, the crash could have been avoided.
‘There are a lot of safety things that prevent things like this,’ he said.
‘If he would have fallen off it would have shut the thing down.’