We swear this kind of thing only happens in movies. Falling two stories down and living to tell about it because you fell directly into an Aston Martin DB9? That’s straight out of James Bond, right?

For better or worse, the incident actually happened when 22-year old Jade Bates fell from a bedroom window on to the bonnet of the DB9 that was parked directly below it. Miraculously, Bates bounced off of the DB9’s bonnet - yeah, she bounced off of it! - and escaped with nothing more than a few bruises. Unbelievable!

According to reports, Bates was out partying with a couple of her friends at her boyfriend’s apartment in Aberdeen when she fell from a window ledge that she was sitting on. The friends who witnessed the accident all came to her aid while the boyfriend, a young chap named Jasvir Deo, immediately called 999 - that’s the UK’s version of 911 - requesting help. While Mr. Deo declined to comment on the accident, an associate painted a clearer picture of what exactly happened: “They were celebrating a friend’s birthday when it happened. The guys were all sitting in the kitchen and the girls were upstairs in the bedroom. All of a sudden there was a huge scream and Jazz looked out to see Jade lying on his car. He was frantic. It looked like she had been pushed for a start, but appears to have just been an accident. She’s very lucky to be alive.” She added: “The car saved her. If it wasn’t for the Aston Martin having such a long bonnet, she could have been paralyzed or dead.”

You don’t say, buddy. You don’t say.


Source: Daily Express

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  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

well I guess the Aston Martin’s Bonnet is really light to absorb that kind of impact..

  (666) posted on 05.17.2010

Amazing! that girl is so lucky because of that aston martin. I guess they should awarded that car for saving the girl life.

  (504) posted on 05.17.2010

Nevermind the car. Good thing that the girl is still walking and can tell her story.

  (808) posted on 05.16.2010

Well that was an unbelievable story.So if he bounced off the hood, then what happened to the DB9’s hood?

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