It is well known that SUVs are more prone to rolling over due to their raised ride height and therefore higher center of gravity.

It is well known that SUVs are more prone to rolling over due to their raised ride height and therefore higher center of gravity. Auto makers have been quite diligent in reduces the risks of their SUV/crossover models by promoting safe driving habits and adding electronic driver assist devices to help vehicles be more stable. However, we all know that in this day and age responsibility ultimately comes down to driver control regardless of the stability technology.

In this video (at 1:05) taken at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the world's most demanding and treacherous racing circuit, the driver of this Honda CR-V comes out of the turn too hot, starts to lose control and makes matters worse by over-correcting. Then the vehicle goes side ways and tumbles into a pirouet eventually fliping over the guardrail and coming to a rest.

So, it seems the driver of this Honda CR-V either missed the memo about the limitations of his/her vehicle or perhaps they naively underestimated their driving abilities.

According to the video poster's comments the driver and passenger came away from the accident "relatively good."

 

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