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      03-24-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Impaled E93 leaves driver without a scratch!

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South African soccer player Rooi Mahamutsa slipped on a patch of wet road and slammed straight into a guardrail earlier this month, completely impaling his BMW. That sounds like the beginning of a tragic story, but it isn't. Incredibly, Mahamutsa survived without any injuries.P

The Orlando Pirates player was driving near Marlboro, part of the city of Johannesburg, when he lost control of the BMW 3-series and it sent him careening towards a near-death.P

Yeah, you might chalk his amazing survival up to the fact that in South Africa drivers sit on the starboard side of the car, but that still doesn't make up for the absolute miracle that he managed to survive at all, let alone the fact that he didn't even need a Band-Aid. Look at how cleanly the guardrail sliced through the car through the back.

Dude gets our "Luckiest Driver of the Month" award, which is an award that I just made up. He gets to sit next to me at every blackjack table I ever encounter for the rest of my life.

via Jalopnik http://jalopnik.com/bmw-driver-someh...wit-1550408075
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      03-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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"Dude gets our "Luckiest Driver of the Month" award, which is an award that I just made up. He gets to sit next to me at every blackjack table I ever encounter for the rest of my life."
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Holy Sh*t!!!! How the f*ck did he do that? Just lucky that he hit the end of guardrail pretty much DEAD CENTER!!
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Wow... just wow
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      03-24-2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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that's just crazy it went all the way through. The car must have slid for a while. Glad the guy was able to walk away from this.
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Wow! must be a really small dude.
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      03-24-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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I surmise he was going faster than 45.
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just saw this on Jalopnik... crazy!
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Crazy...
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The best thing is, the angel eyes are still working perfectly!
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Wow! must be a really small dude.
Soccer players are usually just slightly bigger than jockeys.
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The best thing is, the angel eyes are still working perfectly!
lol. someone can pick up the AEs at the junk yard for cheap!. The wheels also look unscathed.
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wow......how did that happen!! hes got a nicely tuned e92 aswell!!!

i hope hes okay!
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wow.....lucky guy

and i think its a e93
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so lucky...
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black vsxx??
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And how did the car not catch on fire? I don't even understand how the car was impaled by the barriers. They are meant to deflect and not skewer?
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OMG that is amazing!
(And yeah it's an E93.)
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Omg, no offense this isn't anything to do with BMW safety this shit is pure luck
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Lucky bitch. He needs to play the lottery this week.
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Holy Sh*t!!!! How the f*ck did he do that? Just lucky that he hit the end of guardrail pretty much DEAD CENTER!!
+1, Exactly, just shaking my head on that one, that guy better go to church since someone was watching over him.

that was at least a 100 MPH hit, no other way.
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