Around this time a year ago, YouTube user TurboFoz was cruising along the Angeles Crest Highway, which runs through the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles. He was gunning it through one of the tunnels when he lost control of his car.
Why was he speeding through tunnels? Well, in his own words:
As an auto enthusiast, when you have a nice relatively fast car with a loud exhaust you tend to like tunnels. They make your exhaust sound that much better, sort of like singing in the shower
Oh okay. But when he came out he was momentarily blinded by the sun and couldn’t handle the curve ahead. He lost control of his car and over he went.
I slammed into a berm and expected to come to a complete stop, but the terrifying journey wasn’t over. I went over the edge. It happened so fast all I can remember is everything crashing and spinning. I thought I was rolling over down the side of the mountain. I was confident I was going to land upside down and get crushed. I was on the world’s worst roller coaster that could only end with death, or so I thought. I came to a stop, still yelling, not fully comprehending what just happened, or how far down the mountain I was and that I actually just crashed my car. Luckily for me, I landed on a rock wall that was part of a drainage pipe that went through the mountain. It was the only horizontally level piece on an extremely steep sloped hill. Had I spun off a few feet before or after, I’d be dead.
He was alright, but the car was totalled. A year later, yesterday, he decided to share the video as a reminder to everyone: Don’t speed.
You can read his whole story here.