If you've ever found yourself in a vehicle accident, chances are it felt like all of the crashing and banging lasted forever. The human mind has a nasty habit of prolonging the unpleasant even when actual events take just a few seconds. That's not the case with the crash in the video after the jump. A driver at the Tal Mireb sand hill climb in the United Arab Emirates lost control of his racer while near the top of the course and wound up slowly and painfully rolling his way back down the dunes one flip at a time.

Despite the racer's roll cage succumbing frighteningly to multiple, repeated impacts, the driver apparently managed to walk away from the disaster with nothing more than a bruised ego and a bashed hill climb vehicle. That's what we call very, very lucky. Hit the jump to check out the protracted and cringeworthy crash for yourself.



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      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't crash very often, but when I do, I crash completely. Stay dizzy my friends.
      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, don't think I've ever seen a rollcage that messed up!
        Cory Stansbury
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tony
        That was a pretty weak looking roll cage IMHO.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Cory Stansbury
          What you people seem to not understand is that when a roll cage takes a beating, it bends. A roll cage is only good for one severe roll, then it has to be rebuilt completely. This roll cage takes a helluva beating going down that hill. What you saw in the video was only half of what really happened.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saudi roll cage made of Play-doh! See what I did there? :)
      nosirrahg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fortunately the rig is already prepped for a repaint, the frame has already been sufficiently sanded!
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I could imagine the driver just kept thinking "When will it end!?" the whole time. Good thing it was on sand, probably the only reason why he escaped so lightly. Just one question, how was this "the most deliberate"? Pretty sure the driver didn't mean to do that.
        adrive7
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        de·lib·er·ate   [adj. dih-lib-er-it; v. dih-lib-uh-reyt] Show IPA adjective, verb, -at·ed, -at·ing. adjective 1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie. 2. characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding: a deliberate decision. 3. leisurely and steady in movement or action; slow and even; unhurried: a deliberate step.
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn at least 14 rolls, that is one sorry looking roll cage
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Camaroman101
        There were more rolls than that. Watch the video from the beginning and then watch where the video cuts to him rolling. The truck is at a lower part of the dune than where the truck was seen at before the edit. Meaning he was most likely rolling well before the video caught it.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      That engine probably cost $50k, and the roll cage was made out of exhaust tubing. That's how they do it in the UAE.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would hate to see what would have happened to the driver if that truck rolled over on anything harder than sand.
      Jasneet Singh
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was deep sand bath!
      Hernan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder why he wasn't able to (at least attempt to) drive out of it after the first roll. Have seen these guys do that often.
      LEDfoot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was the guy not even wearing a helmet?
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