BMW driver lucky to be alive after 110mph crash

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The driver of this BMW will be counting his lucky stars after he walked away from a 110mph crash at the Watkins Glen International race track in New York.

In-car footage captured the moment the 1991 BMW 318is shot of the track at a tight bend, before colliding with the safety barrier at the end of the gravel trap.


According to the driver – known as Greg – the BMW's brakes failed 30 minutes into the track session.

With no pedal pressure as he entered the braking zone for the corner, Greg did his best to get the car to slow down and turn so it didn't hit the barrier head-on.

Unfortunately, the car was unable to come to a halt, and collided with the wall at high-speed – destroying the car that had become Greg's pride and joy.

While the car was wrecked, Greg and his instructor were thankfully able to walk away from the crash without any injuries.