VIDEO: Calgary man survives spectacular car rally crash in Chile

Matt Campbell's car was damaged beyond repair during a crash at the 2015 Dakar Rally in Bolivia, Chile.
Image Credit: Facebook

A driver from Calgary took quite a tumble over the weekend while participating in an off-road rally in Chile. Even though this footage of 63-year-old Matt Cambell's crash looks quite spectacular, he made it out alive and is resting today, released over the weekend from a South American hospital. Only his helmet was damaged, according to messages on the team Facebook page.

Campbell is part of the team El Martillo Racing, and their webpage lists seven members, including principal driver Campbell; driver Luis Ramirez Jr., manager-navigator Nicolas Ambriz, navigator Carlos Olmos, support Craig Fairbanks, support Werner Leuenberger and media manager Luis Medina Arcadia.

The team's facebook page states the end over end crash caused irreparable damage to the car and took the team out of the race. Riding with Cambell were teammates Ambriz and Ramirez, who also survived.

Credit: Youtube: DAKAR Crashes / Accidentes

Calgary's Matt Campbell, 63, was taking part in a rally in South America when he lost control and tumbled, end over end, January 11, 2015.
Calgary's Matt Campbell, 63, was taking part in a rally in South America when he lost control and tumbled, end over end, January 11, 2015.
Image Credit: Facebook

- This story was corrected. The word Bolivia.was removed.


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