Vladilen Sanakoyev of the Ural Federal University's educational observatory in Yekaterinburg has given his thoughts on the video with what looked like a massive falling ball of fire, local media outlets have reported.
According to him, a blue flash in the footage indicates that the celestial body was flying at a high speed when a car's dashboard camera captured the moment of the alleged meteor falling from the skies in the Russian Urals city.
"The crushing [of the celestial body] is also visible. When the brightness exceeds the level of Venus's luminescence, such celestial bodies are referred to bolides [fast meteors], but in this case the flare was comparable to the full Moon, so we can talk about emergence of a super bolide," Sanakoyev said.
He stressed that such a phenomenon is "quite rare" and that it can take place in the same area just "once a year".
Yekaterinburg is located not far from the Russian Urals city of Chelyabinsk, where a 20-meter meteor exploded in the skies in 2013.