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Oregon Man Credits 'Divine Intervention' For Saving His Life During Freak Accident

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"...my hand shouldn't be attached, neither should my head."

A man says he is lucky to be alive after lumber was launched into his car following an accident. (Image source: Screen grab via KATU-TV)

An Oregon man credits "divine intervention" for keeping him alive after he was nearly decapitated in a freak car accident last week.

Tom Comstock was driving home on Wednesday when he was rear ended by a car carrying a load of lumber.

"When the car behind me hit me, he had a bunch of lumber on his truck that went through my back windshield, into and through and around the steering wheel and almost through the glass in the front,” Comstock told KATU-TV.

A man says he is lucky to be alive after lumber was launched into his car following an accident. (Image source: Screen grab via KATU-TV)

The lumber grazed over the Portland man's head, nearly claiming his life.

"This is where the wood goes whizzing by my head, scrapes my head like that but doesn't remove my head," Comstock said.

"I lived through something I shouldn’t have ... divine intervention is the only thing I can say because my hand shouldn't be attached, neither should my head," he added.

[sharequote align="center"]"I lived through something I shouldn’t have ... divine intervention is the only thing I can say..."[/sharequote]

Comstock says he plans to make a plaque with a piece of the car he took from the scene.

"I'll make that into a little plaque for the wall," he said. "It will be my survivor piece, I guess."

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