Comic 'lucky to be alive' after car crash | Rahul Kohli's vehicle flipped over four times

Comic 'lucky to be alive' after car crash

Rahul Kohli's vehicle flipped over four times

comedyComic Rahul Kohli has said he's lucky to be alive after a terrifying car accident last week.

The Geordie stand-up flipped his car over four times on the M90 between Edinburgh and Perth – but managed to escape with just cuts, bruises, and some mild neck and back strain.

He believes he hit a puddle when driving around 55mph, and skidded up the bank beside he motorway, which was not protected by a barrier.

The comedian says he remembers flipping over once, but 'the roof of my car then cracked into my skull, so I didn't remember rolling the three consecutive times witnesses described'.

Describing the incident in an article for Chortle, Kohli said the next thing he remembered was 'being on the side of a road, out of my car, rain pelting down on me, and there was a woman holding up my neck saying "I'm a nurse, I know you're delirious right now, but you have to listen to me. It's vitally important you hold up your neck to avoid any long-term spinal injuries".

'The ambulance came, put me in a neck brace, put me in a stretcher, then Dundee A&E. The policeman who reported the incident said I was incredibly lucky to walk away alive.'

Here is the remains of his car:

He said the accident gave him a new perspective on the Edinburgh Fringe, saying: 'Every one of my shows could have zero attendance, all my reviews could be one-star, and everyone I try to flyer could spit in my face, but I don't care: I'm still here!'

And the punchline to all this? One of his Edinburgh shows is subtitled Death Around the Corner.

Published: 6 Aug 2018

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