Vancouver Islander Andrew MacDonald videotaped himself being extracted from his crushed car and posted it to YouTube on February 22. His video now has over 423

Vancouver Islander Andrew MacDonald videotaped himself being extracted from his crushed car and posted it to YouTube on February 22. His video now has over 423

Duncan man’s ‘Jaws of Life’ selfie goes viral (with VIDEO)

Andrew MacDonald, 25, suffered a broken right arm, broken left Femur, broken knee caps, and two broken ankles, he said.



A Vancouver Island man’s 2:35 video has given 423,000 viewers on YouTube (and counting) a rare look inside the front seat of a car accident, since it was uploaded just three days ago on February 22, 2015.

Andrew MacDonald – who’s from Duncan, B.C. and is 25, according to a report from CHEK News – says he was tired and blacked out while driving at 5:30 a.m. on January 11. His car veered off the road and struck a pole.

When MacDonald awoke, he pulled out his phone and snapped the short video above, which shows him being extracted from the crushed car by a local fire crew – “Jaws of life right behind my head,” he writes on the post.

“I’m okay,” he wrote below the YouTube video on February 24. “On January 11th, 2015 I blacked out behind the wheel at 530 in the morning after a night in Victoria, BC. Drove straight into a pole on the drivers side at 60km/h in Duncan, BC. Suffered a broken right arm. Broken left Femur. Broke both knee caps. And both ankles. Went for major surgery in Victoria which took total 14 hours over a couple days. Metal plates and screws all over. Spent a month in hospital. Only 1 hot nurse 😐 But I’m home now. And recovering quickly!”