Guy nearly runs himself over after falling out of powersliding car
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If you thought you were having a bad day, spare a thought for this guy who nearly ran himself over after falling out of a powersliding car.
In the dramatic footage shared on Facebook, the driver can be seen pulling up a driveway in a rather busted looking 1981 Chevy Camaro.
As he approaches the road, he skids round the corner at high speed with such force, it causes the front door to bust open.
The man falls out and rolls onto the road as other vehicles drive by, luckily missing him by inches.
Someone must have been looking out for him that day, as the Chevy veered off to the right and went straight into the premises of an Ace Hardware store.
He escaped unscathed, although it was a very close call.
The driver in question was later revealed to be a man named Hunter Phillips, and it turns out there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
Rather than some boy racer trying to satisfy their need for speed, the Camaro has a special place in Hunter's heart as it was his family's car, one that he was brought home in on the day he was born.
For 25 years, the car sat in storage before Hunter was finally able to pay for it to be restored, and the footage you see above is only the third time he's driven it since.
Following his accident, he's now having to pay for the damages out of his own pocket as he doesn't want to say goodbye to the meaningful vehicle just yet.
That's going to be quite the hefty bill, as there was damage to the rear quarter panel, the front lip, the rear glass and the factory seal – and, of course, the door.
Speaking of which, Hunter's still not sure why the door busted open in the way it did, although he suspects it might not have been fully latched when he hit the pedal.
Thousands of people have commented on the Facebook post that shared the clip, with many pointing out that the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt – as we all know, it's never a good idea to skip belting up.
Plenty of others tagged their mates, including this person who said: "Leaving work on Friday knowing you have to be right back here Saturday morning."
Another joked: "Car wanted some new hardware. Ace is the place."
Here's hoping Hunter can save the car – and remember to wear a seatbelt the next time.
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