WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: Shocking footage of a speeding car ploughing into a tollgate and ejecting a passenger through the windscreen has reiterated just how important it is to be wearing a seatbelt.
CCTV from the tollgate on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County shows the white SUV approaching at speed just after 7am on June 3.
The car then smashes head-on into the barrier, sending the front passenger flying through the windscreen, before ending up almost 10 metres away from the wreckage.
An undamaged car, waiting in the adjacent toll lane can be seen trying to figure out what happened as the two attendants assess the scene, while the wreckage erupts into flames.
It’s not until they eventually exit the car that they notice the injured passenger laying motionless on the ground next to their vehicle.
Remarkably, the ejected passenger, the driver, and the three other passengers all survived the horrific crash.
The trooper later wrote in his report that the driver of the car appeared to be fatigued.