Things got surreal when the driver was rescued by a famous actor who played a comic book hero.
A year ago, an unidentified motorist with the YouTube username TurboFoz almost died in a freak car wreck captured on his dashcam. The motorist was driving a 2004 Subaru Forester XT on the Angeles Crest Highway north of Los Angeles. It’s a steep, winding stretch of road that runs through the San Gabriel Mountains with a summit just shy of 8,000 feet. After the incident, the motorist posted the video on YouTube as a warning. “This is a reminder to be safe, pay attention and KNOW THE ROAD before you try to enjoy it. I failed on all 3 of those accounts and it nearly cost me my life,” he wrote in the caption.
Here’s the motorist’s account of the story.
“When you have a nice relatively fast car with a loud exhaust you tend to like tunnels … Well, I found myself accelerating through this nice long and dark pair of tunnels … At the exit, I could barely see because it was so bright, a person standing and holding something while motioning … I stared, and stared, reaching the top of 4th gear, all while trying to comprehend what they were trying to tell me. Then I figured it out. They were telling me to slow down and watch the curve ahead, but it was too late.”
“At that point, I was exiting the tunnel straight as the road curved to the left. I had no time to slam on my brakes beforehand … I lost traction. I began sliding to the left, over steering, rotating counter-clockwise, over the center marker. I slammed into a beam and expected to come to a complete stop, but the terrifying journey wasn’t over. I went over the edge. It happened so fast all I can remember is everything crashing and spinning … I was on the world’s worst roller coaster that could only end with death, or so I thought.”
After the car tumbled down the hill, it came to rest on a drainage pipe on the side of the mountain. The motorist was able to exit the car with minimal injuries.
Among his rescuers was Lou Ferrigno, the actor and bodybuilder famous for playing the Incredible Hulk. Ferrigno told him to “buy a lottery ticket.”
(H/T Epoch Times)