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BCMhH2vCQAA0RyJ.jpg largeOLYMPIA – A 20-year old Oregon man is lucky to be alive after his car slammed into a tree Sunday morning on southbound Interstate 5, police said.

Witnesses said the man passed them going over 100 MPH shortly before the crash. The man lost control of the car near exit 109, left the roadway and hit a tree.

Despite the entire roof of the car being smashed in, the driver was taken to St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia with only minor injuries.  Officials said the man suffered a possible broken leg and some scratches.

The man is being charged with second degree negligent driving, police said.

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    wow, that used to be a nice Nissan 350Z…good thing it was the hardtop, a convertible woulda been a different story…glad you're ok, young man…now, go to Vegas and let it ride because you're the luckiest man on the planet!!


    Oh, he'll just get a slap on the wrist from our 'justice' system, and will then end up killing some innocent person in a future accident.