World Record Car Jump Ends in Shocking Crash

Guerlain Chicherit

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updated 03/21/2014 AT 1:20 PM ET

originally published 03/21/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET

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After watching this clip, it’s hard to believe the driver only suffered minor bumps and bruises.

On Tuesday, Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the world record for longest car ramp jump with a 110-meter jump in Tignes, France. The 35-year-old’s specially-designed MINI managed to cover the distance between the two ramps, but landed in a nosedive on the other side. The car then tumbled end over end until it finally came to a stop in the snow.

Shortly after the incident, the driver’s team updated Chicherit’s Facebook fans on his remarkable, post-crash condition. “Guerlain is doing good and has already reviewed video footage of the jump to see what went wrong. He got out of the car himself, slightly injured and will now get a precautionary MRI to check that everything is fine.”

Later, Chicherit himself logged on to back-up the claim, posting an upbeat photo from his hospital bed.

The driver is now at home resting until he can get back behind the wheel.

Guerlain Chicherit

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