British Columbia man shoots video selfie while rescuers use Jaws of Life to cut him from crashed car
VICTORIA, British Columbia — After a serious car crash medics will tell you they do everything they can to keep those involved awake until they can get to the hospital.
That’s probably why medics who responded to a crash outside Victoria early one January morning didn’t stop the lone occupant of the car from taking a selfie while they used the Jaws of Life to cut through the twisted metal and rescue him.
The man, Andrew Mac, says he blacked out behind the wheel January 11th around 5:30am and ran his car straight into a pole.
In the video Mac can be seen in a neck brace with blood under his nose and across parts of his face.
As he talks to someone off camera the metal cutting saw can be heard behind him.
Mac remains calm throughout the video as the rescuers work. At times they discuss feeling returning to Mac’s lower body as well as the nurses at the local hospital.
Mac posted the selfie on Youtube Sunday after he says he spent a month in the hospital recovering from a broken right arm, broken left femur, broken knee caps and ankles.
“Went for major surgery in Victoria which took total 14 hours over a couple days,” wrote Mac. “Metal plates and screws all over.”
Mac says he is home now and recovering.
At the end of the video Mac can be heard saying ‘I just want to go to sleep.’
“Not yet, just wait,” replies one of the rescuers.
WARNING: The video contains graphic language