Rally Crash

Luckiest photographer ever. He and the drivers escaped with only minor injuries.

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-1 1. dizwa commented 13 years ago

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-7 2. Eagle2 commented 13 years ago

That was cool
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+2 3. ktg_5 commented 13 years ago

haha, the guys in west and carrying fire-fighters, is walking last. bad ass safety!
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+19 4. Daire commented 13 years ago

i hope he took a photo during that! 8-)
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-7 5. NathaneM commented 13 years ago

the only thing that makes this sport awesome! >:)
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+4 6. talldustin commented 13 years ago

So let's get 20 more people on the track..so the next car....BOOM BOOM POW!
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+5 7. pizdalizac commented 13 years ago

i wanna see that happen from the camera mans perspective ...
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+2 8. Crash0 commented 13 years ago

#7 we all do...
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+1 9. CrackrJak commented 13 years ago

Drivers side rear tire detaches at ballistic speed. Wow.
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+2 10. BiCH commented 13 years ago

did he really chop down a tree? :O
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-2 11. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 13 years ago

The Car Launched the Man.
The Car was stopped by a Tree.
The Car DID not roll over!?! :O

He was asking for it....
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+1 12. canihascheezburg commented 13 years ago

I can't believe that, someone is plowed by a 1 tonne car (give or take) and no one thinks to leg it in to help? I can't believe it took a good 30 seconds for people to run in.
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+7 13. silly_sy commented 13 years ago

where's the slow-mo
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-1 14. trancetunes (moderator) commented 13 years ago

Wait, the photographer only had minor injuries? How do you know? Did anyone see him get launched?!

Agreed with #14
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+3 15. bud commented 13 years ago

#12, there was no fast response because during these rally races, emergency crews are only stationed at pre-determined areas of the route. They also have to wait for radio replies from those stations before the wreck to determine what other cars are nearing the kilometer mark where the accident took place. Pedestrians aren't allowed to run over the sidelines either. If you have a lot of people running on the track to help and other cars are coming at full speed, then there's going to be a bigger mess.
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+1 16. radi0activ_puppy commented 13 years ago

I always find it hard to believe when the video caption says "he survived" or "..escaped with only minor injuries".

I think that half the time they just say that to allow it to be posted on the net, as it's not socially acceptable to film people dying.
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+1 17. codenamegizmo commented 13 years ago

lol the french are so funny "tu l'as eu?"
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+2 18. Wurstmann commented 13 years ago

Luckiest Photographer ever?!! That's some serious BS!
I'm absolutely sure that the photographer got killed. When you get hit by a car like that and fly more than 5 meters away, you are struck by extreme forces... nobody survives that!

Actually, it's really horrible to put a video like this here, which such a headline!
May the photographer rest in peace.
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+3 19. ringmaster commented 13 years ago

This should be in accidents. Please administrators...
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0 20. Zebedee commented 13 years ago

The camerman was also lucky to be filming the photographer at the time. Why would you do that?
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-3 21. Voutelamberopipi commented 13 years ago

so, did he win the race?
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+1 22. syapik commented 13 years ago

i can't believe they survived.. if the driver survived, i could accept it.. but the cameraman.. ouch..!!
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+1 23. badboy007 commented 13 years ago

#3 they are not carrying "fire-fighters" they are called fire extinguishers.
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-1 24. Niavlys commented 13 years ago

This happened during the first stage of the 2009 "Rallye du Var" in France (last November).
The pilot and copilot are the Perrin's brothers and they were driving a Renault Clio R3.
The pilot (Benjamin Perrin) could not get out of the car because he had his legs blocked and they needed assistance to get him freed. He got 2 cervical vertebra fractured while his brother had a pneumothorax.

What I read about the photograph is that he has been protected by a tree (obviously not the one which was totally broke up). Actually looking carefully at the video and comparing the position of the photograph before the crash (00:04) and the moment when the car hit the tree (00:10), we can see that both are not on the same plan. It's difficult to have a good perspective but I think that the photograph was behind the car. The tree he's standing behind is further than the one that got smashed by the car. So yes I guess he was very lucky...