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‘Street Outlaws’: Big Chief Overflowing With Gratitude After Surviving Horrific Car Crash

Tue, November 17, 2015 4:46pm EDT by Chris Rogers 4 Comments
Street Outlaws Car Accident
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Following his near-fatal car crash on Nov. 14, Justin ‘Big Cheif’ Shearer says he’s ‘very lucky to be alive.’ In fact, he thanks his car — which was completely wrecked in the horrific accident — for saving his life. And because of that, the ‘Street Outlaws’ star is overflowing with gratitude.

Street Outlaws star Justin “Big Chief” Shearer was left with gruesome injuries after getting in a terrifying car crash with his co-star, Brian “Chucky” Davis, on Nov. 14. Justin’s car, which he refers to as his “first love” on Instagram, was totaled, so he’s upset, but he’s more grateful to be alive.


“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,” Justin Shearer captioned a picture of his wrecked car on Instagram Nov. 16.

Following the tragic car accident, Justin took to Facebook to give fans an update on his condition. “THANK YOU EVERYONE…. I’m pretty beat up right now,” he wrote. “Just woke me up for some breathing treatments. Pulmonary contusions (bruised lungs). 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 back operation anymore, but they are going to keep me in the hospital again tonight to keep an eye on the lungs, YES I WILL BE BACK! The GOFUND ME CAMPAIGNS were not created by my people or family… I have no idea about them, please KEEP YOUR MONEY. I will update everyone as i get info from the Doctors! The CAGE and safety equipment saved my life!”

Considering how serious his injuries sound, we’re happy to hear Big Chief is now on the path to recovery. His car may be gone forever, but he’s very much alive and thankful for it. And so are we.

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HollywoodLifers, send your well wishes to Big Chief as he recovers from their scary accident.

— Chris Rogers
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