THE Busselton man who survived a horror car crash, which left his car a ruin has described his crash as life changing.
Sean Sutton, 21, rolled his car on his way home from work after swerving to avoid a kangaroo.
The apprentice mechanic had rebuilt his 1991 VN Commodore that hit a tree and was almost severed in half.
Sean says the car landed on its roof and he climbed out on to the road.
“I don’t remember much, but I remember waking up upside down.
“I could smell petrol, so I decided I better get out.
“I thought I undid my seatbelt, but it’s still done up, so I must have just fallen out,” he said.
Sean suffered a punctured lung, fractured pubic bone and shoulder, a broken rib, a cracked vertebra, and a cracked transverse process in his lower back.
He is now back on his feet and recovering at home, but is looking forward to getting back on the road.
“I woke up in hospital in Perth and I didn’t know what to think.
“I just love driving, I’m not scared, but it has shown me that I’m not invincible.
“I wasn’t speeding and it was on a road I drive every day.
“It’s opened my eyes a lot to how dangerous it can be.”
He is now facing six to eight weeks recovery before he can get back on the spanners and back into his apprenticeship.
To make matters worse, Sean had a computer given to him on the day of the crash that had been sitting on his passenger seat during the crash.
The computer, like the car, has been wrecked.
“It’s okay, I found out while I was in hospital that I won a Lions raffle with a whole lot of white goods, so it’s not all bad.”