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Fastest car crash survived

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  • Who: Donald Campbell

  • What: Fastest car crash survived

  • Where: United States

In September 1960, during speed trials to set a new land speed record at Bonneville Flats, Utah, USA, Donald Campbell (UK) crashed his car Bluebird while travelling at a speed of 579 km/h (360 mph). The vehicle rolled over and Campbell fractured his skull, yet against all the odds he survived.


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