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Phone call saves man's life as giant boulder crushes his car but leaves him 'traumatized'

Phone call saves man's life as giant boulder crushes his car but leaves him 'traumatized'

The driver said it was like something out of Final Destination

A man was lucky to escape with his life after a huge boulder fell onto his car.

Mauricio Henao was heading back over to his car across the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when he got a call from his girlfriend.

She was calling to tell him that she had left something in the house and asked him to go and get it for her.

Moments later, Mauricio says he heard a loud crashing sound.

And when he looked across at his car, he saw an enormous chunk of rock had come hurtling down the cliff and completely destroyed it.

Mauricio was almost killed by a massive boulder.
Mauricio Henao

Speaking about the terrifying near-miss, Mauricio said the four-foot boulder had smashed right through the roof and down onto the driver's seat.

He told KTLA: "The rock is the size of the whole hood. The windshields are all broken and the frame of the car is just all twisted.

"I’m kind of glad my car was there.

"I don’t know if [the rocks] would have gone through the wall of the house and nailed me because my desk is right on the other side of that wall."

The driver says that he's incredibly lucky he didn't get back in his car as quickly as he might have, otherwise he might not be here to tell the tale.

Ain't that the truth, man.

He's lucky to be alive.
KTLA

He told ABC News that he's just glad that his partner called when she did.

"My girlfriend called me and said, ‘Hey, can you get my bag that I left there’, so I went back inside and I heard rumbling outside," he recalled.

While he did stop to take a selfie after the accident, Mauricio admitted that it could have been so much worse.

He even likened the incident to something out of the Final Destination film series.

He said: "I’m pretty shook up. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll park here again after this. I’m a little traumatized by this whole ordeal."

But Mauricio also thought it could be a sign of good fortune, joking: “I feel like I should play the Lotto."

Fortunately, Mauricio wasn't injured during the collision, though another car was damaged as a result.

Featured Image Credit: KTLA

Topics: US News