Drag racing is great for many reasons. One of those many reasons is that it produces some truly spectacular crashes. This is one of those crashes.

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At the Colorado Street Outlaws race at Pikes Peak International Raceway, a guy and his 1955 Chevy drag car start the scene off like any other day at the strip, lined up against a Camaro. He comes out of the hole like a shot, but then things quickly go pear-shaped.

After a near-save, the ’55 Chevy rolls down the strip, tumbling several times before coming to a stop—but not before the driver has apparently come loose in the cockpit, his legs sticking out of the windshield.

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Fortunately, the driver walked away unharmed, but this incident could have turned out very differently. It’s a great lesson not only in the value of luck, but also in the value of proper safety equipment and restraints—which don’t appear to have been in operation here.