Bryan Taylor, a 63-year-old amateur racer, was racing in the Philip Island Classic race in Melbourne, Australia when tragedy struck.
He came up behind a Corvette, when the driver of the said Corvette began to lose control. Taylor clipped the Corvette in his 911 going 100mph as he was trying to get past. He then somersaulted more than 15 feet off of the tarmac because rolling his $105,000 classic Porsche 911 three times.
As the crowd watched in horror, they could only hope that driver isn’t at least paralyzed. To everyone’s amazement however, Taylor emerged from the wreckage unscathed. He praised his safety, admitting he had a very fortunate escape. ”I feel extremely lucky but, I must say I have a very good engineer who builds and prepares my car and on viewing the car it was quite clear that the roll cage had done its job.”
“All I can remember was thinking to myself, when the hell is this thing going to stop?”, said Taylor.
The photographs in the animation above were taken by David Apostal, whose back was facing the accident until he heard the initial ‘thud’.
Here is a video of the accident happening in real time.