There's nothing worse in Asphalt 9: Legends than being seconds away from stealing first place, only to have someone come up from behind and take your prize by a nose. Actually, there is - going back and watching the replay of that horrible person coming up behind you and crushing your car just before the finish line.

But that's exactly what Redditor Groundbreaking_Dingo experienced recently, in a video shared over on the Asphalt 9 subreddit. They've just smashed an opponent to death, hit a tasty looking jump, and BAM! - crushed to death by an unseen racer. Check it out below.

Death from Above (ouch) from r/Asphalt9

Ouch indeed. It's the way the car skitters over the finish line in a blaze of glory, before having to respawn and give it another go. Gets me every time. And I've watched this video a few times now because how can you not?

To their credit, Groundbreaking_Dingo does note further down that they tend to wreck their opponents just seconds before the finish line as well, so they had it coming really. All's fair in love and racing, after all. Pretty sure that's how that quote goes, anyway.

Still, it just goes to show that you can never be too careful out there on the racetrack. You never know who's gonna come racing up behind you. And then on top of you. Brutal.

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