A race car driver in Brazil had to jump from his moving car after it caught fire and filled the cabin with acrid smoke. Fatal accidents in motorsport are somewhat rare these days, but Brazilian racing driver Tuka Rocha very nearly had one had it not been for his quick thinking.
Tuka Rocha had to jump from his moving Chevrolet stock car after it turned into a moving fireball at a recent Brazilian Stock Car Championship race. Thanks to his quick thinking he managed to un-strap himself, kick the door open and jump from from the vehicle quite quickly. What happened next is quite astonishing, as Tuka Rocha stood up held his arms aloft and walked around for the crowd before collapsing into a heap on the floor.
Thankfully Tuka Rocha was unharmed and the whole incident can be seen in the video on the right.