Mans Cheats Death As Drink-Driver Hits Wall Inches Away

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment a pedestrian is seen sprinting for his life as a speeding car comes towards him and the vehicle crashes into a wall in a cloud of dust leaving him reportedly unharmed.

The incident took place in the city of Olmue, in the central Chilean region of Valparaiso, when the alleged drink-driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and ended up crashing into a restaurant wall.

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In the video, pedestrian Pedro Gonzalez can be seen walking down the side of the road when suddenly stops in his tracks, turns and beings sprinting back to where he came from.

A car then speeds into shot and crashes into a restaurant wall in a cloud of dust. Onlookers then rush to the scene to help those inside the car, with reports stating three people had bee inside at the time.

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Gonzalez’s relatives told reporters: “There were three people inside the car, two of them managed to get out of the crashed car by themselves, while the third one, who was the driver, had to be rescued by firefighters and had to be attended by paramedics.”

Matias Federici, head of the Olmue Police, told local media that “witnesses tried to get the driver out of there as he was trapped and they saw that the other two people inside were able to go out by themselves. When the ambulance arrived, the driver was helped and when the police arrived on the scene, they found that he was drunk.”

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The 27-year-old driver was arrested and taken to prosecutors. He will reportedly be charged with driving under the effects of alcohol and for the damages caused to the restaurant, which are valued at around one million CLP (1,132 GBP).

Pedestrian Gonzalez was unharmed but his relatives said that “he is a bit traumatised because of what happened, but he is safe”.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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