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Foster Road crash victim: 'It was terrifying'

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The survivor of a rollover crash at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road said it was a miracle no one was killed in the Monday night crash.

Zachery Jones, who was behind the wheel of a Jeep, was going about 35 mph on Foster Road when a white van ran right into him, he said. It sent his Jeep rolling.

The metal frame caved in, narrowly missing Jones' head by mere inches. Jones managed to unbuckle his seat belt and crawl out.

The crash sent a pedestrian and a bicyclist - who were on the sidewalk at the time - to the hospital.

Amazingly, Jones escaped with just a sprained shoulder and some cuts and bruises.

He watched the news from his hospital room and saw the mangled mess that was once his Jeep.

It was his first car. When he bought it, it wouldn't even run. But after pouring hours into fixing it up, he made it into something of which he was proud.

"I was in tears about it. It just, it was terrifying to realize I was in that car that was so badly crumpled up," Jones said.

Jones, a lifeguard, said he'll ride a bike until he saves up enough to buy another fixer. For now, he's just thankful everyone involved survived.

"It's really amazing. I believe there was someone watching out over all of us," Jones said.

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