The story revolves around the owner of an account named Caz on Instagram. The owner of a 3rd generation Ford F-150 Raptor tested his 2021 production pickup truck by “jumping” the car at Virginia International Raceway and also here where the incident occurred. out of.
Sharing his experience with Jalopnik, Caz shared that he attended an event called the Off-Road Revolution, which drew about 50 Raptors of all types and 10 Ram 1500 TRXs.
Off-road pickups are tested with jumps from near/low to far/high to see how far they can go. The usual car speed at take-off in the air is around 80 km/h, but Caz wanted a bigger challenge, so he made the jump at 60 km/h (even more if he wasn’t looking at the speedometer). Degree).
Caz’s Ford F-150 Raptor’s jump was recorded by someone else
The result of the jump, using the pickup alone, was quite satisfactory when the landing was fairly smooth. However, due to the simultaneous impact of all 4 wheels on the ground, the entire force hits the vehicle at the same time and injures the driver.
“My T12 vertebra broke into three pieces,” Caz said. “It was the most painful experience I’ve ever had in my life as I immediately drove the car to P and ran out to try and straighten my back.” He will soon have spinal fusion surgery and needs followed by a recovery period.
Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 Raptor has absolutely no injuries. Notably, another car owner attended the event, despite watching Caz’s jump and then attempting to simulate it again. The person also suffered minor injuries (fractures) and was later taken to hospital but does not require surgery.
The 3rd generation Ford F-150 Raptor by Caz was launched early last year.
Caz said he has no intention of blaming Ford once the F-150 Raptor has done its job. “My body is the weak point,” he happily admitted, reminding other car owners not to engage in the same dangerous acts because even if the car is undamaged, their bodies are unlikely to withstand it. impact force.
“I used to think the car might break down but I never expected to get physically injured from the jump, now my eyes are open,” admitted Caz.