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Girl Ignores Terrified Mother, Ending in High Speed Car Crash (Video)

The video of a girl who ignored her mother's desperate pleas to drive carefully and ended up in a ditch at the side of a Siberian highway has made the list of most popular items on the LiveJournal Monday.

The footage shows a car pulling out of a gas station just after midnight before speeding along the dimly lit Surgut-Nizhnevartovsk highway, flying by intersections and overtaking vehicles along the way.

Despite her mother's repeated protests, the driver, referred to as Tanya, keeps picking up speed and performs a dangerous overtaking maneuver veering onto the unpaved hard-shoulder.

When the car gets toward 200 kilometers per hour the crazy dash reaches its logical conclusion as the driver loses control of the car, smashing into trees and ending up in a roadside ditch.

A person claiming to be a traffic police officer commented on the video, saying that both the driver and the passenger got off with only minor cuts and bruises.

No one else was injured in the crash, and no other vehicles were damaged.

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