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Photo: Driver dodged decapitation by millimeters

The driver ducked before his head hit the truck he slammed into

By FireRescue1 Staff

LOS ANGELES — An L.A. driver survived a high speed crash and avoided decapitation just by ducking.

The driver reached 190 mph in his Corvette and dodged losing his head by lowering it just as he crashed into a truck, according to the Daily Mail.

Photo Rick McClure/LAFD Flickr

The Corvette got lodged under the truck, six feet of it going underneath the vehicle, the driver's head millimeters from making impact to the truck.

Retired LA firefighter Rick McClure, 60, now a photographer, was one of the first to arrive at the scene to help the driver.

'He was very lucky to say the least. In the past drivers have been decapitated after crashing underneath trucks so a law was introduced so they had barriers to prevent this," McClure said.

Photo Rick McClure/LAFD Flickr

The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Bill Hobbs Bill Hobbs Friday, March 08, 2013 5:52:51 PM He must have a horseshoe up his a**.
Thomas Callaway Thomas Callaway Saturday, March 09, 2013 5:26:25 AM At 190mph, it was probably his head up his A**.
Jim Cooley Jim Cooley Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:05:00 AM seriously doubt it was 190mph, in LA traffic, but what ever the hell he was doing, he definitley was doing it with his head up his ass.
Jeff Stout Jeff Stout Saturday, March 09, 2013 12:35:59 PM What a waste of a great car. Save it for the track.
Michael Holmes Michael Holmes Saturday, March 09, 2013 3:08:52 PM omg, what a moron.
Steven Craig Steven Craig Saturday, March 09, 2013 4:10:44 PM Bill, just a shoe? I'm thinking whole horse!
Steven Hoessli Steven Hoessli Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:06:46 PM He may of avoided decapitation, but I don't think he had a brain to begin with.
Dean Lynch Dean Lynch Monday, March 11, 2013 3:41:44 PM Too bad the asshole driver didn't die.
W Joseph Lacks W Joseph Lacks Monday, March 11, 2013 4:54:37 PM God was very kind to this man today.........

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