By now you've heard about the most horrific crash that happened at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We've shown you the footage of driver Jeremy Foley and navigator Yuri Kouznetsov flying off the course while rounding the same corner at Mile 16 called Devil's Playground that claimed another car last year. We've also shown you what remains of the Mitsubishi Evolution 8 tuned by Evolution Dynamics that saved both Jeremy and Yuri's life as they rolled 14 times down the 45-degree rock-strewn slope.

Not only did Jeremy and Yuri survive, but they emerged remarkably unscathed, which you can see for yourself in their first interview since the accident with Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY morning show. Besides some scrapes and bruises, the only visual evidence that either of these guys tumbled down a mountain is the sling that Yuri's wearing for his dislocated shoulder.

In the interview, you'll hear the men recall the incident in their own words, as well as Jeremy's heart-wrenching admission of guilt for feeling responsible for Yuri's injuries. A new angle of the crash taken from a camera mounted on the outside of the car is also shown. That video has now been uploaded to the YouTube page of Evolution Dynamics, and we've included it below along with the interview and original view of the accident.


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      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man,...that dude has a guardian angel looking out for him! Sheesh!
      ObviousMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yuri is someone I have autocrossed with in Houston. I am so glad to see they are both okay after a crash like that.
      johnbravo6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Christ, they sure are milking this aren't they? Everyone's fine. Car's broken. Move on.
        johnbravo6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnbravo6
        I don't care who reached out to whom. It's dragged on long enough.
          johnbravo6
          • 2 Years Ago
          @johnbravo6
          Movies have action or suspense or plot. Something to keep you in the seats. If I were these guys, I'd still want it forgotten as soon as possible. Oops, missed a turn and almost died, and nearly killed my buddy! Oh wait, no we're fine. But I sure f***ed my car up... Bizarro world where Safety Sallies think a non-issue is more exciting than the event itself. Pikes Peak(the RACE) got less attention than the minor, albeit scary looking, wreck did. Even NASCAR, a series dependent on crashes to attract fans, spends more time on the race, and actual winners than this nonsense. What's the message? Powerful cars going as fast as they can on mountain roads is dangerous? You don't say....
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @johnbravo6
          HA! Tell me you didn't cry in Passage to India!
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnbravo6
        I doubt they reached out to the Today Show for the interview. I'm sure it went the other way around.
      MIKEY'S SCREEN
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado (Colorado Springs) where Pikes Peak is located, the Van Club I belonged to use to offer rides from the top of the mountain back down to the bottom when they had the long distance mountain climb (back in the early to mid 1980's. Just driving up that mountain road could give one a headache because of the steepness of the grade. Now these village idiots want to race up the hill? All I can say is I hope your insurance covers stupidity! Just because this race is sanctioned by whomever, doesn't make it a safe race, does it?
        twofingersneak
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MIKEY'S SCREEN
        "now these village idiots want to race up the hill?" - ummmm, this year is the 90th running of the Climb, having started in 1916. all racing is inherently unsafe, so please get off your high horse - but do so carefully and cautiously, of course. maybe checkers is more your pace? is that safe enough for you? and by the way, no matter what you do, please don't do research on the Isle of Man TT. your hed will asplode.
      Kent Kangley
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's only two seconds between the car leaving the road and landing in the dirt, but that's got to be about the longest two seconds anyone has ever experienced.
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      THIS is why I condone wearing a helmet when being stupid. Whether that's being an idiot kid on a skate board or a bicycle or an adult on a motorcycle. It's a proven fact that helmets immensely reduce the risk of severe head/brain injury.
        Fazzster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        Yes kids should wear helmets because they are young and have potential. Adults on the other should know better and if they don't, they should be taken out of society either through death or disability.
          Fermat1313
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Fazzster
          Sucks when you only have one downvote to give.
        Mr. Golf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        When being stupid? So that's your thoughts on auto racing, skate boards, motorcycles, anyone that rides any of them is stupid? Pretty small minded attitude you have there.
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mr. Golf
          Well, to Fazzster and Mr Golf, if these libertarian helmetless thrill seeker get drug to the ER, get months of rehab and go on months or years of disability does my insurance premium get to pay for their stupidity? People do all kinds of stupid things, but when prevention is so cheap and so accessible, I have very little tolerance for their 'freedom'
          johnbravo6
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mr. Golf
          Oh, OK. So the real problem is hospitals not bothering to recover their payments because you "good samaritans" keep paying increased premiums? Not the insurance companies you let walk all over you or guys who don't pay their exorbitant bills. And if you're all so safe, why do you need insurance? Especially if the hospitals take care of you even if you don't pay. Free vs lifetime payments regardless of use... I think I've found who the stupid one is.
          johnbravo6
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mr. Golf
          If your insurance raises your rates because someone else hurt themselves, find better insurance.
          twofingersneak
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mr. Golf
          @ crshcrstr - hey, none of that "actually showing that you know what you're talking about" business up in here. consider yourself warned.
      Beth Boyd
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMGosh! I just saw these young men on FOX, Somebody had their back. My family went up Pikes Peak in our '65 Buick Le Sabre. My poor Mom cried the whole way up feeling like the front end of that big gun boat was going over the edge. Downhill, not so much. Keep your helmet on and back to the wind.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously. It's been like three whole days now. :\
      Beth Boyd
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMGosh! I just saw these young men on FOX, Somebody had their back. My family went up Pikes Peak in our '65 Buick Le Sabre. My poor Mom cried the whole way up feeling like the front end of that big gun boat was going over the edge. Downhill, not so much. Keep your helmet on and back to the wind.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe the dude who was standing 50 feet (on the downhill side) of the crash figured out the ballistic path is not a safe place to stand.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Siafa Alvin
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can hear one of them yelling right before they hit the ground and start rolling...gave me chills. Whoever built that cage should get a medal, seriously.
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