The motor mount broke, and the motor fell out.
Hello. When motor mounts break, it can cause the engine to move excessively while driving, or starting. A lot of times, you will hear a hard "bang" when the car shifts, and it may feel like the engine is jumping, or falling out of the car. Typically, a broken engine mount will not make the engine fall out of the car, even though it may feel like it has. It is almost impossible for a motor to fall out of a car because it is attached to the transmission, and both would have to fall out for this to be possible. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, should come and diagnose your motor mount issue, in order to make a recommendation for necessary repairs.