SLK 55 AMG Driver Escapes Ghastly Coke Truck Crash

It's not everyday that we have the privilege of writing a news title as the one above, mainly because what happens in the video below is something straight out of a 1990s action movie.
Crashed Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG R172 1 photo
Photo: Maverick Jedi/YouTube/Edited by autoevolution
In short, a motorcyclist riding his bike on a road in Pretoria, South Africa, was lucky enough to catch a rather gruesome-looking multiple car crash with his helmet cam as it happened right in front of him.

As it appears, one of the cars that got caught in what probably became a small pile-up was a Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG (R172). The interesting bit is that even though the car looks to be heavily banged up on more than one side, the senior gentleman who was behind the wheel seems to have come out without a single scratch on him from the huge crash.

Sure, he doesn't seem to have a very accurate recollection of the events that caused him to wake up in his AMG in the middle of a small field and engulfed in deployed airbags, but at least he also doesn't appear to have any serious injuries.

The accident obviously happened because the Coca Cola truck driver seen swerving from lane to lane in the beginning of the video simply entered an intersection at full speed and without giving the right of way, not to mention running a red light.

There is no information available about the rest of the cars – including the white van – involved in the horrific crash, but the little SLK 55 AMG seems to have kept its occupant safe and sound.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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