‘It was just an incredibly violent accident’


Rally driver Jeremy Foley has spoken to Eurosport about the incredible crash last year which he somehow survived.

Foley and his navigator Yuri Kouznetsov were taking part in the legendary Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the second oldest motor race in America.

But Foley misjudged one of the turns on top of a cliff in his Mitsubishi Evo, and the car flew off the road and down the side of the boulder-strewn, 14,000ft mountain.

The 500-horsepower car rolled over 20 times as it flew down the mountainside, leaving spectators fearing that they had just witnessed a fatal accident.

Incredibly, however, the car's steel roll cage held firm - and both men walked away. They were both airlifted to hospital for checks, but later released.

"Yuri and I are ok. A little beaten up but nothing major," Foley confirmed at the time on his Facebook page, before thanking fans for their messages.

"Thank you so much to everyone for the kindness and support! What a wonderful feeling to feel so loved!"

You can watch the incident above - including on-board camera footage - and listen to Foley's thoughts on the incredible advances in safety technology which meant that he walked away from this spectacular smash.

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