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VIDEO: Ouch! Lucky escape of the day...

A teenager in New York was sent flying head over heels when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver…

HOW DID HE survive that?

But survive it he did. Police in Buffalo in New York have released surveillance footage which features a car plowing into a young man, sending him flying through the air. Somehow he survives the impact, although he was treated in hospital for multiple injuries.

See for yourself…

Video uploaded by Associated Press

Police arrested the 19-year-old driver in Thursday’s accident, Tornubari Gbaraba, within five minutes after witnesses described the vehicle to a 911 dispatcher. Gbaraba, an exchange student, was charged with assault, reckless driving and fleeing from a police officer.

“The purpose for showing this video footage is to dramatize how dangerous hit and run accidents are”, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said.

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