GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Why the driver was going at a speed that sent him into the air isn’t yet known, but miraculously, no one was hurt when a car sailed 45 metres through the air at the Thônex-Vallard customs post – over the roof of a foreign exchange office before it landed where customs guards check passing cars.
The accident occurred at the entrance to Switzerland from France. A large-engine car, as Swiss customs officials describe it, hit a low cement barrier designed to protect the small building that houses the foreign exchange office.
The car was moving at such a speed that it flew 5 metres into the air and continued ahead for 45 metres in the air, before landing 70 metres from its starting point.
The driver received only hand injuries. The car stopped at the spot where customs officials routinely stop and check cars, but luckily no one was working there at that moment.