Now this is how you break your arm in style.

Mark Leach, the driver of the blue #16 Miata might not have felt very lucky going into this crash, particularly since it was his very first race.

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Leach felt lucky at the end of it, though. He had multiple fractures in his arm, whiplash, a bruised lung, and a week in the hospital's worth of other injuries, as ineptechs points out.

Here's how Leach himself described the wreck, which happened at Snetterton back in 2011.

Not the ending I wanted to my first race in my MX5. I was very lucky just to end up with a broken right arm, considering how bad the crash was it could have been a lot worse.

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Indeed. And now you know why arm restraints exist.

(Hat tip to Roger Garbow!)