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Driver tells of his miraculous escape from his burning car after horror collision near Adelaide

‘It burst into flames… I almost lost my life’: Driver tells of his miraculous escape from his burning car after a horror collision

  • A driver was forced to escape from his burning car after a collision on Saturday
  • Leigh Weaver said he was seconds from death after the accident near Adelaide
  • He had been hit by a Hyundai allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road 

A driver who made a miraculous escape from his burning car following a horror collision has said he was seconds from death.

Leigh Weaver, 27, was forced to climb through his Ford Fiesta’s rear door after it was crushed in a collision with a Hyundai sedan north of Adelaide at 1.30am on Saturday.

The Hyundai’s 19-year-old driver was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when he collided with Mr Weaver’s car on the Northern Expressway at Virginia. 

Leigh Weaver, 27, was forced to climb through his burning Ford Fiesta’s rear door (pictured) after it was crushed in a collision with a Hyundai sedan north of Adelaide at 1.30am on Saturday

A home doctor was the first on the scene who helped Mr Weaver to safety while also attending to the teenager – who was knocked unconscious by the collision. 

Speaking to Channel 9, Mr Weaver said he tried to swerve out of the way at the last second and the next thing he remembered was waking up gasping for air.

‘I almost lost my life. Literally seconds after I got out of my car it burst into flames,’ he said.  

Mr Weaver’s mother Sharron added her son ‘had lost everything’ in the crash. 

Mr Weaver (pictured right with mother Sharron) said he was seconds from death following the horror crash

Mr Weaver (pictured right with mother Sharron) said he was seconds from death following the horror crash

The Hyundai's 19-year-old driver was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when he collided with Mr Weaver's car on the Northern Expressway at Virginia

The Hyundai’s 19-year-old driver was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when he collided with Mr Weaver’s car on the Northern Expressway at Virginia

The 27-year-old also thanked the doctor with helping to save his life.

‘If no-one was driving on the road at that time of the morning I’d probably be dead,’ Mr Weaver said.  

The 19-year-old driver was earlier involved in a separate crash on Port Wakefield Road at Two Wells.

The teenager was also allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the earlier collision.

The teenager remains in a stable condition at Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

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