A vlogger accidentally filmed his own car crash while driving with friends.
The YouTuber Ben Brown, 29, was riding in the passenger seat and joking with his friends when another car slammed into the side of their vehicle.
Luckily the London film maker and photographer was saved by a side air bag that was released on impact, as was his friend in the back, the Daily Mail reports.
Footage, which was filmed on GoPro’s in the car and later uploaded to YouTube, shows the four guys chatting. ‘Look at that,’ Brown says, pointing out of the window, unwittingly distracting the driver and seconds later a car ploughs into them.
1,000,000 people are more likely to wear their seatbelt now ? https://t.co/RDxx9xdXuz
— Ben Brown (@MrBenBrown) March 24, 2016
All four men are hurled to the side, a loud bang is heard and they’re jolted forward. The two men on the left are saved from their heads banging into the glass by airbags. Their seatbelts also prevented any serious injuries.
Ben Brown’s been active on YouTube since 2006 and has over 500, 000 YouTube subscribers, his channel has been viewed over 76 million times.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.