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Man Miraculously Survives This Wreck

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HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Thirty-six-year-old Ludovic Masciave was driving through the French Alps when a giant 20-ton boulder fell upon his car.

Despite being rendered instantly unconscious after being trapped between the rock and the car's dashboard, Masciave is miraculously alive today, the UK's Daily Mail reports.

"I'd been driving slowly...when suddenly there was a terrible shock which brought the vehicle to a sudden halt. I immediately lost consciousness," Masciave told French newspaper Le Parisien.

When he came to, Masciave realized he was "stuck between the rock and the bottom of the door but also against the dashboard." According to the UK's Metro newspaper, Masciave told Le Parisen that "the space was very restricted. It could be measured in centimetres."

The car was so badly damaged that rescuers fully expected to find Masciave dead, according to the Metro.

He was taken to the hospital with flattened lungs, broken ribs and damaged tendons and nerves. He is expected to make a full recovery.

"It's a miracle I'm alive. Although I'm not a believer I do think this was a miracle...Now I will see life differently," he told Le Parisien.

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