‘It's a miracle’: Ohio priest, 87, escapes potentially fatal crash unscathed as SUV flies over his car
Dramatic video has captured an SUV flying over Father John Bok's vehicle in a high-speed crash in Ohio, narrowly avoiding striking the priest
MILFORD, OHIO: A priest and former physics teacher from Ohio has survived a possible car accident, which can be considered a physics-defying miracle. The dramatic video shows how an SUV flies over a priest's vehicle in a high-speed accident in Ohio, narrowly missing the clergyman.
"It's a miracle," the Rev John Bok, an 87-year-old Franciscan priest, told Catholic News Agency about the incident. The cleric was on his way to his regular 9.am. Sunday Mass at St Andrew Catholic Church in Milford on Oct 2 when he escaped what could have been a fatal accident. According to his account, the now semi-retired priest saw an SUV run off the road and into the air, narrowly missing the driver's side of Bok's vehicle.
The SUV's driver, described simply as a "young man," had reportedly had a seizure while driving and passed out. The stricken man's SUV plowed into Bok's car, which was ready to be broadsided — but the vehicle hit a road sign and soared inches above Bok, according to the clip, New York Post reported.
Bok told CNA, "I did not know that that car went over the top of me because I was looking ahead, and it was to my left and above." "And out of the corner of my eye, I sensed something went by, but I just thought it was a bird or something like that," he added, New York Post reported.
The 87-year-old priest was completely unaware of how close he came to suffering significant damage or worse until hours later, even though he was blind in his left eye but could still drive. A police officer he knew explained what had happened and showed him a video taken at a funeral home across the street. The police officer eventually told him that the young driver had been taken to a hospital and was doing well, reports New York Post.
The officer showed him the shocking footage of the incident, which a camera had recorded near a funeral parlor across the street. Bok said, "I was in amazement that it had happened." "One of the mysteries is that it would happen to be that October 2 feast [of the Guardian Angels].