A California man survives FOUR accidents in one hour on a snowy highway after crashing his vehicle and then being struck by three others while waiting for help
- James Halsey, 32, nearly lost his life during a winter storm in California
- Halsey recalled the moment she survived four consecutive accidents
- The accidents occurred within an hour of each other on a Big Bear highway.
A California man nearly lost his life on a snowy road after surviving four accidents.
As an unexpected storm hits the Golden State, James Halsey, 32, recalled the snowy Big Bear Highway where he was nearly killed near Holcomb Valley Road on Highway 18.
Halsey was on the busy road on her way home when her car began to slide down the hill.
“I noticed a car coming from the opposite direction, so instead of going straight into the car, I slipped and hurt (the) front tire,” Halsey said. ABC 7.
While waiting for a tow truck, Halsey got out of his car and in the blink of an eye found himself flying through the air after being hit by another car.
James Halsey, 32, recalled the snowy Big Bear Highway where he was nearly killed near Holcomb Valley Road on Highway 18
Halsey was on the busy road on her way home when her car began to slide down the hill. He recalled the damage done to his front tire before he was hit by a car. Pictured: Halsey’s car
The driver of the vehicle saw Halsey on the side of the road and was going to help him when the two collided on the icy road.
“I kind of got airborne at some point, landed under the car,” Halsey recalled. “I got back up instantly and my hands were cut pretty bad.”
Wrapping the other driver’s T-shirt around his hands, Halsey’s life flashed before his eyes once more when he was struck by a car driving uphill and was trapped between two cars.
“Before the paramedics arrived, another vehicle ran up and hit me and pinned me down,” he recalled.
Halsey was uninjured after getting caught between the two cars and was transported to the hospital shortly thereafter by ambulance.
Just when Halsey thought she was safe, another vehicle crashed into the ambulance.
Halsey said he was thrown into the air and landed under the car. He was left with a wound on his hand. While he was bandaging his hand and waiting for paramedics, another car hit him and he was pinned between two
Southern California was hit with several inches of snow around the time Halsey was hit a few weeks ago. she is bracing for several inches of snow before Tuesday. Frazier Park, north of Los Angeles, was pummeled by snow on January 30.
Halsey was shaken by the incident of the four and had no recollection of other injuries. She only suffered a hand injury and was able to leave the hospital two hours later.
“God protected me through it because even the hospital was amazed at how I was still alive after all that,” Halsey said. ‘I really believe that I am very blessed and favored by God. I mean, I really think he protected me.
Their story comes as California battles another snowstorm that is spreading to areas at lower elevations.
The storm that hit last week brought freezing temperatures, dumped several feet of snow, caused widespread flooding and left tens of thousands of people without power.
California is still not in the clear and is expected to experience another storm Sunday night.
The National Weather Service is forecasting weaker storms through Wednesday with up to an inch of rain near the coast and valley and two inches in the mountains and foothills.
More snow up to 18 inches is also expected in some areas with the most forecast in the San Gabriel Mountains.
California is expected to be hit with another winter storm Sunday night before Wednesday as the Golden State just experienced a multi-day storm.
Another blizzard hit California over the weekend leaving behind inches of snow. A car skidded off a snowy road and into a pond in the Sierra Pelona mountains on Saturday.
Snow hit some areas of Los Angeles and was seen on mountain peaks above Pasadena on Sunday.
Much of the state is still reeling from the effects of a multi-day winter storm that saw snow cover the Hollywood sign and four feet of snow in the northern mountains.
Videos posted online also showed recreational vehicles swept into Los Angeles-area rivers amid widespread flooding and sparks flying from downed power lines.
Major highways remained closed Sunday morning after drivers were stranded for hours on end.
Those roads may continue to be closed for the next few days as another storm starting Sunday night and lasting through Wednesday brings even more rain and snow.