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Diumar Bueno is definitely a lucky man. During practice for the Brazilian Formula Truck Series at the Autódromo Internacional de Guaporé, Beuno's Volvo race truck lost its brakes at around 118 miles per hour, forcing him to veer off the course and causing a spectacular, scary crash.

Coming out of the longest straight of the 1.9-mile, nine-turn course and realizing he had no brakes, Bueno turned into the grass infield hoping to get the truck slowed down before hitting the wall. Instead, his truck maintained its speed, got airborne when crossing over the racing surface and the crashed through the wall at full speed sending him into a 50-foot drop off.

Although his truck was completely destroyed, Beuno survived the incident suffering only two broken legs, a broken arm and a cut tongue, but according to an article on band.com.br, it will be about six months before the racer will be able to walk. While his injuries are certainly not enviable, the safety of these race-modified semi trucks is apparent after watching the video of the horrific crash, which we have posted below.


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      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, it almost seems like the grass made him go even faster.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Beuno survived the incident suffering only two broken legs, a broken arm and a cut tongue, but according to an article on band.com.br, it will be about six months before the racer will be able to walk." ONLY?!? 3 of his four limbs are broken and the man can't walk! That's pretty serious.
        jr2689
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        Well considering a crash like that would most likely end in a funeral, ya thats not bad.
      Billy
      • 2 Years Ago
      am I the only one who thinks it is ironic that his last name is bueno? because that crash was not.
      RampantFury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clearly, that wall was never intoned to stop racing trucks.
      Kickass
      • 2 Years Ago
      That truck flying across that green field, reminds me of Carmageddon, ahhhh, glad the driver is alive
      jebibudala
      • 2 Years Ago
      That wasn't optimal.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have been terrifying. Luckily it appears he only hit bamboo and not any trees. One tree trunk and it could have ended very differently.
      David M
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was horrific!
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow. not a smart move to hit the grass. you stay on the black stuff and downshift to slow down
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      My prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.
      getoffmylawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE!
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      A good thing the truck jumped part of the barrier wall, but I am sure the trees did their part to make it horrible experience.
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