Olga Gaikovich, a 29-year-old of Syktyvkar, Russia, was killed when a lone brick came loose from an oncoming truck and crashed through the windshield of the vehicle, striking her in the head.
It was a quiet ride down a highway between Azov and Starominskaya in the Rostov region of Russia. A man driving Audi A4 had his wife on the passengers’ seat and a couple with a child in the rear.
Their dashcam was filming when on the 11th kilometer of the highway a group of vehicles with large Kamaz-5410 truck in its tail came from the oncoming direction.
The Kamaz truck was loaded with bricks and a few of them came loose. One of them smashed through the Audi A4?s windshield, striking 29 year old Olga Gaikovich who was on the passenger’s seat in the head.
The truck driver didn’t even notice and continued driving on. The woman was taken to the emergency room in the Azov hospital with skull split open where they pronounced her dead after two hours of failing attempts to revive her.
With the use of the video from the dashcam, the police was able to identify the truck driver and are considering pressing charges because cargo was not securely fastened.
The video doesn’t contain any graphic images, but its shock factor and the screams which follow the brick splitting the passenger’s head make for a pretty unnerving experience.
The incident occurred on June 12, 2012.