BMW 335i gets speared in crash, driver survives

A driver is lucky to be alive after a freak car accident in Johannesburg, South Africa, involving a BMW 335i coupe and a large guard rail. The rail ended up spearing through the centre of the car.

BMW 335i crash guard rail-4

It’s scary just to look at the aftermath, with the guard rail literally penetrating through the entire length of the car.

Specific details on the crash are unknown at this stage, but it’s believed the driver was travelling at high speed just before the crash, only to lose control on a bend in wet conditions.

BMW 335i crash guard rail-Johannesburg

As you can see, the car must have hit the guard rail while hurtling backwards. Amazingly, the driver was not seriously injured according to reports, even with the rail going straight through the middle of the car.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.