Russian defender smashes car into a pole at 105 mph, escapes with minor injuries

Anzhi Makhachalka defender and Russian international Andrey Yeshchenko ran his Nissan GT-R through a roadside electrical pole at 105 mph. Amazingly, he walked away from the crash.

From the Moscow Times:

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.

That means Argentine footballer Ever Banega suffered worse consequences when he forgot to set the handbrake on his car and it rolled over his foot than Yeshchenko did after losing control and hitting a pole at 105 mph. I’m not sure if there’s a lesson in that.