BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Workers at a rail Yard in Belen, New Mexico said they couldn’t believe their eyes when a car came flying out of whoever, over three different trains.
Even more incredible was that the driver is still injured. Police said the driver was speeding down a dead-end street, hit a small embankment and landed on the other side of the tracks.
Police said the driver reached speeds of almost 100 miles per hour before jumping. Officers said the car flew at least 20 feet off the ground, landing 150 feet way.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t see how this person is still alive, it’s a miracle, I hope he does make it, so he can tell his story on how he can clear all those train tracks,” said Christine Martinez, the owner of the towing company that towed the damaged car away.
Officers said there were no skid marks or indication the car braked or slowed down. When officers arrived, they said the driver was breathing, but unconscious. He was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in serious condition.
Police have not released the identity of the driver or an explanation of why he was driving so fast on a dead-end street.