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More unusual car accidents you may not have heard about

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. The circumstances surrounding a crash can vary from the mundane to the unusual. In this blog we will explore some incidents that fall into the latter category that we find particularly interesting.

Suspended disbelief

Last year in Tennessee, a 56-year-old woman had an accident that left her car tangled in power lines and hanging 15 feet above the ground. The woman, who was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, veered off the road, hit the guide wire and ran up the wire to the top of the utility pole. She was suspended above ground for two hours before firefighters could get her down. She was surprisingly unharmed and the power lines did not get damaged in the incident - nor did anyone in the neighborhood lose power.

Life-saving crash

While on the road, a 55-year-old trucker from Pennsylvania started to choke on a piece of the apple he was eating and blacked out. When he came to, he realized his truck had smashed through the road's concrete barrier. Accident investigators confirmed that this crash actually saved the man's life. The apple dislodged from his throat after the crash impact hit his chest against the steering wheel. The man was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital soon after the incident.

Divided vehicle

An accident between two vehicles on Highway 101 in California leaves one of the cars split right down the middle. The 27-year-old women driving was still seated behind the wheel. She not only survived, but suffered only minor injuries. The other half of the vehicle was unoccupied and skidded onto the embankment. The driver of the other vehicle was ejected from his vehicle, but he also only sustained minor injuries.

Old school brakes

Instead of fixing his car's failing brakes, a 24-year-old California man decided to do it the old-fashioned way - back to the fictional Stone Age. Just like on The Flintstones, the man attempted to use his feet to stop his moving car. Not surprisingly he failed, hitting four cars in his path. The man was not under the influence of alcohol, but says he was "overly tired." He was charged with reckless driving. Thankfully, no one was hurt by this man's misguided actions.

Get help for your car accident

While these anecdotes are interesting and amusing, most car accidents are anything but funny. They are devastating and potentially life-changing events.

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