Man shoots selfie video as rescuers use Jaws of Life to cut him from crash

Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-24 15:59:44-05

VICTORIA, British Columbia — A man was able to take a selfie video as emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to cut him out of his car after a serious car crash.

The only person involved in the wreck, Andrew Mac, told KCPQ he blacked out behind the wheel Jan. 11 around 5:30 a.m. and ran his car straight into a pole.

In the video Mac is in a neck brace with blood under his nose and across parts of his face.

You can hear him talking to someone off camera with the metal-cutting saw in the background.

Mac appears to remain calm as the rescuers work.

At times, he and rescuers discuss feeling returning to Mac’s lower body as well as the nurses at the local hospital.

Mac posted the selfie video on YouTube after he said he spent a month in the hospital recovering from a broken right arm, broken left femur, broken knee caps and ankles.

“Went for major surgery in Victoria which took total 14 hours over a couple days,” Mac wrote. “Metal plates and screws all over.”

Mac said he is home now and recovering.

At the end of the video Mac can be heard saying, “I just want to go to sleep.”

“Not yet, just wait,” one of rescuers told him.

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WARNING:  This video contains graphic language