An Orange Free State racing driver marked his retirement from the sport in a novel way on January 22.
GV PAN Crowd watches as Terblanche drives car up ramp and car flies over ten vehicles before crashing nose first into ground and somersaulting. Ambulance and crowd go forward as Terblanche is pulled from car and supported before being assisted to ground.
CU Wrecked car
CU Injured Terblanche lying on the ground smiling (3 shots)
CUs Terblanche lifted on to stretcher; wrecked car (2 shots)
SPORT: STUNT JUMPING
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Background: An Orange Free State racing driver marked his retirement from the sport in a novel way on January 22. Travelling at 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) his car flew over ten vehicles to establish a new South African car-jumping record. Driver Don Terblanche cleared 44.7 metres (136 feet) before his car crashed into the ground in a shower of debris. Surprisingly, he survived without serious injury and suffered only some broken ribs. A large crowd gathered to watch Terblanche perform his feat. His car-jumping record marked the end of a notable career as a racing driver and helped to raise money for an athletics club in Orange Free State.