A Russian Premier League footballer walked away unscathed after a crash that saw his car hurtle into a lamp post at more than 150 kilometers an hour, a news report said.
Footballer Andrei Yeshchenko was racing down a road in the southern city of Krasnodar when he appeared to lose control of his Nissan GT-R sports car, LifeNews reported Tuesday.
The vehicle veered off to the right and smashed into an electricity pole, almost cutting the car in half and bringing down the pole onto the road, according to video footage of the incident obtained by LifeNews.
Miraculously, Yeshchenko is seen in the video emerging from the wreckage. He later attended a medical examination and doctors declared him to have escaped from the crash with minor injuries, the report said.
The footballer was driving at 170 kilometers an hour at the time of the accident, an unidentified police source was cited as saying by LifeNews.
Yeshchenko, 31, is currently on loan at Russian Premier League club FC Kuban Krasnodar. He has previously turned out for the Russian national team.
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