When a crash causes virtually every piece of the vehicles involved getting scattered across a highway, chances are there will be no survivors. A wreck near Cloverdale, Calif., though, proved anything is possible.
The collision happened on Highway 101 on Saturday morning, leaving a Toyota Sequoia’s hood crunched into the front seat and a Chevrolet Malibu literally split in half, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Remarkably, the drivers involved sustained only minor-to-moderate injuries, despite Kevin Fenty, the driver of the Sequoia, being ejected from the vehicle.
The aftermath of the crash can be seen in a video on YouTube channel ThePressDemocrat, reportedly recorded by former Air Force ambulance driver Tom Bond.
The wreck happened after Fenty drove the Sequoia over the center line and struck the Malibu, driven by Apol Lansang, head-on on the passenger side, according to the California Highway Patrol, via ThePressDemocrat. Half of the Malibu was sent into an embankment, while the the driver’s half sat on the road with Lansang still inside.
“The scene was, it was pretty intense,” CHP Sgt. Jason Bahlman told ThePressDemocrat. “It was definitely one of the most severely damaged cars I’ve ever seen.”
The cause of the accident reportedly still is under investigation, although drugs are believed to be a factor.