Top Fuel drag racer Phil Lamattina survived a crazy crash at a drag racing event at Willowbank Raceway in Australia. Lamttina's dragster split in half and went airborne seconds after leaving the line.

His family released this statement:

The Lamattina family would like to advise that Phil is currently in hospital after suffering a shattered vertebrae in today’s racing incident. Surgeons have advised that a full recovery is expected, and the team will keep everyone up to date with his progress over the coming days. The family thanks all for the well wishes and support.