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Driver somehow survives being smashed twice in horrifying accident

Luck is a fickle thing indeed.


Miles Klee


Posted on Oct 15, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:52 am CDT

Can you believe there was ever a time when we had to drive past the wreckage of a recent car accident to rubberneck at it? I almost wish I could go back ten years and tell everyone the good news about dash cams, which bring the horror of high-speed collisions straight to you.

Anyway, here’s a hair-raising highway wreck video from Belgium, where motorist Jasmien Claeys swung her Ford across several lanes of traffic in a last-minute attempt to catch an exit. Instead, she slammed into a stopped truck and got pulverized by a second, oncoming truck. 

Miraculously, Het Laatste Nieuws reports, Claeys survived the double impact with just two broken vertebrae and a shattered hand. She faces a long rehabilitation, though we’re guessing that’s preferable to being crushed to death. 

Photo by Thomas Vlerick/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)  

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*First Published: Oct 15, 2014, 2:50 pm CDT