If you’ve ever been in a car accident, whether it was a fender bender or something a lot more serious, you know that initial feeling of adrenaline that floods your body. In the case of this car accident in Brandon, Mississippi — which happened back in late June 2018 — the security footage shows a woman experiencing that kind of shock. That’s what she has to be experiencing, right? If you crashed your car like this, there’s no way you wouldn’t be in shock.
A brand new gas station and convenience store in the town had some serious repairs to make after Shelby Lynne May, per WTOL, sped down the road and careened terrifyingly into the pumps. Later arrested for driving under the influence, it’s a wonder she can even walk following this crash. However, that intoxication is probably what allowed her to walk away with few injuries.
As you can see from the video, May loses control of her car and skids into an embankment. Since she was speeding, she takes flight and completely flips into one of the huge brick columns anchoring the pumps. She lands, miraculously, between two pumps at the gas station and while her car is totaled, it definitely could have been smashed to smithereens instead.
She exits the car without appearing to be seriously hurt and basically moseys away from the wreck in pure shock. She was later taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but the long arm of the law caught her later.
Who knows how this accident was handled later, but it just goes to show how important it is to always keep your head on a swivel. Could you imagine if someone had been pumping gas right where the car crashed into? Gives you chills just to think about.
This post was originally published on June 22, 2018.