[VIDEO] Big Chief From ‘Street Outlaws’ Still Alive After Violent Car Crash
For the second time in 2015, a cast member of the popular Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws was involved in a violent car crash.
Very lucky to be alive. The Crow sacrificed it’s life to save mine. I always knew that car would keep me safe. My first car, my first love, my first addiction. There may be more after you, but you will always be the first. #streetoutlaws #streetcar #405 #connected #flip469
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Justin Shearer, who goes by the nickname “Big Chief”, was filming a racing scene for Street Oulaws, when one of the cars lost control and collided with the other vehicle it was racing. The collision caused “Big Chief’s” 1972 Pontiac LeMans to flip over and land in a ditch.
Shearer did not suffer any life threatening injuries, but he did sustain two bruised lungs, a broken collarbone, and crushed L2 and L3 discs in his back. “Big Chief” reportedly will not need back surgery, and credited the safety equipment in his Pontiac–nicknamed “The Crow”–for saving his life.
“Very lucky to be alive. The Crow sacrificed its life to save mine,” Shearer wrote via Instagram. “I always knew that car would keep me safe. My first car, my first love, my first addiction. There may be more after you, but you will always be the first.”
As you can see in Shearer’s quote, he is obviously morning the loss of his car. He was reportedly released from the hospital on November 16th.