Ukrainians in Truck Survive Mine Blast

This GoPro footage captures a Ukrainian truck hitting a mine, from the perspective of one of its occupants. Because of the graphic nature of the incident and close-range depiction of the wounded, viewer discretion is advised.


The footage begins from the driver’s perspective. He encounters a mine at 0:08 at which point the truck is consumed by a violent detonation. Four seconds later, the perspective shifts to one of the occupants who was purportedly sitting behind the driver. He records and assists a Ukrainian in putting on a tourniquet as at least two other casualties in the background attempt to move at 0:14. While we cannot see specifically where he is injured in relation to the tourniquet, it is generally advised to place the tourniquet as high on the limb as possible. At 0:25, we get a look at the damage done to their vehicle, as well as one behind.


While it cannot be verified at the time of writing (07/14/23), commentary from someone claiming to have been in the truck suggests that although several riders suffered broken bones, there were, miraculously, no lives or limbs lost in this incident.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This GoPro footage captures a Ukrainian truck hitting a mine, from the perspective of one of its occupants. Because of the graphic nature of the incident and close-range depiction of the wounded, viewer discretion is advised.


The footage begins from the driver’s perspective. He encounters a mine at 0:08 at which point the truck is consumed by a violent detonation. Four seconds later, the perspective shifts to one of the occupants who was purportedly sitting behind the driver. He records and assists a Ukrainian in putting on a tourniquet as at least two other casualties in the background attempt to move at 0:14. While we cannot see specifically where he is injured in relation to the tourniquet, it is generally advised to place the tourniquet as high on the limb as possible. At 0:25, we get a look at the damage done to their vehicle, as well as one behind.


While it cannot be verified at the time of writing (07/14/23), commentary from someone claiming to have been in the truck suggests that although several riders suffered broken bones, there were, miraculously, no lives or limbs lost in this incident.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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