• Aug 23, 2012
Witnesses who saw a gravel truck tip over and flatten a Volkswagen held out little hope the driver of the smaller vehicle had survived.

After all, his car had been pancaked. It stood only about two feet after the accident, which occurred in the Hunan Province of China. And at least one ton of gravel, the truck's entire load, had spilled on top of the VW. At least an hour passed before rescuers could even find a crane to access the crushed car – the first one they summoned couldn't hoist the load.

Rescuers instead began digging through the rubble with their bare hands. When they finally reached the car's roof, instead of finding a gruesome tragedy, they found a miracle.

The car's driver had improbably survived the accident. The Sun reported he suffered multiple broken bones, but his injuries were otherwise not considered life threatening. The driver's name has not been released.

While no car would fare very well after having a ton of gravel dumped on it, it is important that drivers and passengers come out of such mis-haps as unscathed as possible. Take a look here at a recent gallery we did for you explaining some of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Picks.


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      • 2 Years Ago
      To: New York Department of Education From: Rich "Notorious" Mercurio - A.K.A. Alpha and Omega - A.K.A. Batman Date: August 23rd, 2012 Via: Internet Subject: The TERMINATION of TODD SPRING - Director at MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL To whom it may concern: I, Rich Mercurio was TRANSFERED from MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL to Clinton Crossinigs to receive DIALYSIS .I use CRUTCHES, along with public transportation to get to DIALYSIS. This WORM named TODD SPRING transfered me to a place where THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION after I finish DIALYSIS. I made an attempt to get to a bus stop AFTER DIALYSIS, with HIP and KNEE PAIN, on CRUTCHES. After WALKING in PAIN and feeling like PASSING OUT, I was forced to call 911 and go to the hospital. I am DEMANDING that TODD SPRING be TERMINATED I want to point out the STELLAR job that the staff and employees do at the DIALYSIS center at MOMROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. I have been going to MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL for a long time. It is convenient to get to and go home from via public transportation. I am DEMANDING to go back to MONROE COMMUINITY HOSPITAL. Thanks and have a blessed day. Rich "Notorious' Mercurio - A.K.A.- Alpha and Omega A.K.A.- Batman 356 Avenue A., Rochester (Littlle Apple), New York, 14621, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (585) 424-0207 GOOGLE: RAINBOW WARRIORS OF FAITH "FAITH + RESPECT = PEACE" "IN DEO SPERAMUS"
      • 2 Years Ago
      Say what? an asian that can't drive? im stunned. Thats the real story here folks. First time for everything I guess. I bet he was trying to drift lol.
      ladunmire
      • 2 Years Ago
      A great advertisement for VW, I'd say ....... I've got one but wouldn't ever want to have this happen to me!!!
      cpallandro
      • 2 Years Ago
      When he mentioned getting stoned, this wasn't what he had in mind...
      • 2 Years Ago
      To: New York Department of Education From: Rich "Notorious" Mercurio - A.K.A. Alpha and Omega - A.K.A. Batman Date: August 23rd, 2012 Via: Internet Subject: The TERMINATION of TODD SPRING - Director at MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL To whom it may concern: I, Rich Mercurio was TRANSFERED from MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL to Clinton Crossinigs to receive DIALYSIS .I use CRUTCHES, along with public transportation to get to DIALYSIS. This WORM named TODD SPRING transfered me to a place where THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION after I finish DIALYSIS. I made an attempt to get to a bus stop AFTER DIALYSIS, with HIP and KNEE PAIN, on CRUTCHES. After WALKING in PAIN and feeling like PASSING OUT, I was forced to call 911 and go to the hospital. I am DEMANDING that TODD SPRING be TERMINATED I want to point out the STELLAR job that the staff and employees do at the DIALYSIS center at MOMROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. I have been going to MONROE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL for a long time. It is convenient to get to and go home from via public transportation. I am DEMANDING to go back to MONROE COMMUINITY HOSPITAL. Thanks and have a blessed day. Rich "Notorious' Mercurio - A.K.A.- Alpha and Omega A.K.A.- Batman 356 Avenue A., Rochester (Littlle Apple), New York, 14621, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (585) 424-0207 GOOGLE: RAINBOW WARRIORS OF FAITH "FAITH + RESPECT = PEACE" "IN DEO SPERAMUS"
      • 2 Years Ago
      it was truly a miracle from god that this man is alive -god had his hand on this guy-as you can see god still works miracle.s in theses days thank you jesus
        waagtod
        • 2 Years Ago
        If Jesus really cared for this guy he wouldn't have dumped the load of gravel on him in the first place.
      Apple
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad the driver is okay, very scary! They when it is not your time it's not your time! happy for his family he is going to be okay!