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What A Police Car Wrapped Around Superman Would Look Like

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The word "miraculous" scarcely describes the survival of a Santa Maria, California police officer who wrapped his Ford Police Interceptor around a tree Sunday morning. It's what the local Police Chief calls the "worst accident he's seen in 35 years."

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Sunday was a busy day for the members of the Santa Maria Police Department, starting with a police chase that resulted in a stolen car crashing into a first grade classroom of a local school. But that's not where this amazing crash happened.

Hours later, Officer Damon Badnell was responding to an officer involved in a foot pursuit of a burglary suspect when he lost control of his vehicle on a slippery road. The momentum wrapped the vehicle around the tree, nearly bisecting the Ford Crown Victoria.

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Officer Badnell, who recently was awarded for stopping the most drunk drivers, has a few broken bones but doctors are hopeful about his recovery.

[KCOY via The Car Lounge]

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DoogieFullHouser
DoogieFullHouser

"...has a few broken bones but doctors are hopeful about his recovery."

Bwuhhhhhh?!?

Was he ejected from the vehicle? There's not even enough room for a person in there.

The only thing I can figured is that the floor buckled up and caused the seat to rotate upward during the impact. Then when the car buckled and folded the drivers door ripped open, sort of peeling the driver's side of the car away from the officer.