Thursday, 30. October 2014
03. 06. 14. - 04:31
03. 06. 14. - 04:31
This is the terrifying moment when a horrifying head-on car accident saw a man flung through a windscreen - and live to tell the tale. Motorist Artem Klavko, 38, badly misjudged the speed at which an oncoming car was barrelling down the highway as he was about to overtake the car in front of him. He nosed his Lada out into the oncoming lane in Oryol, a city in western Russia - only to be hit a split second later by a speeding car which had no time to brake. The cars collided at a combined speed of close to 90 mph, reducing them to scrap metal and hurling Klavko through the windscreen of his car like a rocket. A police spokesman said: "He didn't stand a chance of staying in the vehicle because he wasn't wearing his seat belt. He exited the car like a high-velocity missile and was lucky not to land on his head. "Instead he was still conscious and able to crawl to the side of the highway to escape the traffic that was still moving. "His passenger, one Igor Mihulov, 34, was also hurt in the crash. Both were taken to a local hospital where they were told neither had suffered serious harm." The driver of the Honda car which they hit was shocked and bruised but otherwise unharmed. Alexander Kevsky, who witnessed the accident as he cut a grass verge nearby, told local TV that was quickly on the scene: "I saw this guy suddenly fly through the air like a rag doll. I am surprised that he lived - it was not an accident I thought he would survive. He was holding his head and saying 'What happened'."
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