Car CRASH and FLIP Off the Side of a Mountain -Terrifying Dashcam Video
CRASH and FLIP Off the Side of a Mountain
You might want to brace yourself for this one. Just over one year ago, James Shaw, Jr. was going for a joyride on the Angeles Crest Highway when he said he got a “second chance at life.” The Subaru Forester enthusiast was driving on the mountain highway on January 4, 2015 when he admits he let his fun go a little too far.
“As an auto enthusiast, when you have a nice relatively fast car with a loud exhaust you tend to like tunnels,” Shaw wrote in a Facebook post. “They make your exhaust sound that much better, sort of like singing in the shower.” Unfortunately for him and his car, Shaw didn’t see the curve in the road ahead once he got out of the tunnel, nor the guy standing by the side of the road warning him to slow down.
He spun out of control, went over the side of the road, and began tumbling down the mountainside.
Shaw can be heard panicking in the dashcam video he posted on the one-year anniversary of the crash. Miraculously, he ends up landing on a drainpipe sticking out of the slope. “Had I spun off a few feet before or after, I’d be dead,” he writes.
Shaw says he posted the video as a reminder for everyone out there to drive safely. “This is a reminder to be safe, pay attention and KNOW THE ROAD before you try to enjoy it,” he wrote on YouTube. “I failed on all 3 of those accounts and it nearly cost me my life.”
One year later, he’s also a little introspective:
One year ago today, I almost died here. My last car slid sideways, plowed through the dirt mount, and I went right over the edge, flipping end over end, and landing wheels first teeter-tottering on a narrow rock wall surrounding a drainage pipe, the only flat surface there. I escaped miraculously uninjured and was able to climb up nearly 100ft to the street. 2015 was one of the most important years of my life. This near-death experience altered my outlook on many things, for the better. I made sure to live a bit more, take nothing for granted, enjoy as much as possible, and drive safer. I'm glad to be here alive and in good health, with good family and good friends. If you want to read the full story and see pictures, scroll back on my timeline and look for the gold Forester. #neardeath #subarusavedmylife #donttakeanythingforgranted
Here’s the video…