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‘Street Outlaws’: Big Chief Pays Tribute To His Totaled Car After Terrifying Crash

Tue, November 17, 2015 10:19pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 84 Comments
Street Outlaws Big Chief Wreck
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‘Street Outlaws’ stars Big Chief is paying tribute to his totaled ride. He wrecked his 1969 Pontiac LeMans during the filming for the show on Nov. 14, and now he’s pouring his heart about about how much he’ll miss his OG vehicle ‘The Crow’.

Street Outlaws star Justin “Big Chief” Shearer is recovering following a terrifying car crash, but his beloved car wasn’t so lucky as it was totaled in the accident. His 1969 Pontiac LeMans was his first car and gave him his first taste of street racing, which helped lead to his popular Discovery Network show. He’s mourning the loss of what he calls his “first love” with one final picture of his wrecked vehicle via Instagram.

“Very lucky to be alive. The Crow sacrificed it’s life to save mine. I always knew that car would keep me safe. My first car, my first love, my first addiction. There may be more after you, but you will always be the first. #streetoutlaws#streetcar #405 #connected #flip469,” Big Chief wrote on his Instagram alongside a photo of the totaled car. From the extensive front and back-end damage, it really is a miracle he wasn’t killed, but as he noted after the wreck, “The CAGE and safety equipment saved my life!”

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On Nov. 14, Big Chief and Brian “Chucky” Davis were involving in a terrifying incident on a track in Oklahoma. Street Outlaws was reportedly filming an episode late that evening, when one of the show’s stars vehicles made contact during a run, resulting in both cars losing control. Big Chief’s car then flipped end over and landed in a ditch, according to eyewitnesses. CLICK HERE to buy Street Outlaws Season Six.

Fortunately for Big Chief, he escaped critical injuries. Following the accident, he told fans that he bruised both of his lungs and “Crushed my L2 and L3 in my back, broken collarbone, and pretty beat up, but so thankful to be alive right now. They got me on non stop oxygen and another round of cat scans, and X-rays coming up. The surgeon doesn’t believe I will need a back operation anymore.” Whew! That’s good news.

We wish Big Chief and Chucky the best in their recoveries, and R.I.P. to his beloved LeMans.

HollywoodLifers, send your well wishes to Big Chief and Chucky in the comments below!

— Beth Shilliday