The driver of a Subaru WRX has been lucky to survive what appears to be a high-speed crash in the United States that saw the engine, transmission and exhaust being torn from the vehicle and ejected on the road.
Facebook user Allan Keith posted images of the horrific crash and stated that the accident happened on a road with a 30 mph (48 km/h) speed limit. Evidently, the driver of the Subaru must have been traveling much faster than that for this to happen.
Images from the crash site reveal that, at some stage, the Subaru slid sideways across the road, mounted a curb, and continued to slide out of control along the sidewalk. It then appears to have come to a stop after slamming into an electrical pole and has sustained serious damage.
So this just happened right in front of our house on a 30 mph road. Yes that is a complete engine and exhaust sitting in…
Well, serious might actually be an understatement, as we can see that the WRX had a number of heavy impacts before coming to a rest as both the front end and rear have been crumpled and both the front and rear windows smashed. The boxer engine, complete with its transmission and exhaust system, was somehow ripped from the vehicle and left sitting on a local driveway, while various other car parts can be seen spread across the street.
Keith states that the driver of the Subaru wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the impact and was also ejected from the vehicle. He suffered a severe concussion, broken ribs, and a bruised hip, but was fortunate not to sustain any other injuries. All things considered, this is one extremely lucky man.