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!”