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An Idaho man fell 50 feet after getting hit by a car and survived to tell his story

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An Idaho man fell 50 feet after getting hit by a car and survived to tell his story

Watch| Steven Arrasmith was driving on a highway near the Oregon/Idaho border Monday morning when he was hit by a car and fell 50-feet into the chilly waters of the Snake River. 

 

There was only one thing going through my mind, I had to make it to shore to see my 7-month-old son.
Steven Arrasmith- crash survivor

Arrasmith had stopped to help a man who had lost control of his vehicle after hitting a patch of black ice. Soon after, the driver of a third vehicle lost control on the ice and struck the back of Arrasmith's vehicle, causing it to move forward and toss him over the bridge. 

Arrasmith says he managed to hold onto the bridge railing for about five to 15 seconds before he fell into the river below. During the time he was in the chilly waters of the Snake River, all Arrasmith could think about was his seven-month-old son. He had to swim to an island to rescue himself which led to him breaking his femur and bruising his ribs. 

"It was pretty nice that I went feet first," he said. While he was trying to get to land, he knew instantly what happened to his leg.

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"When you're swimming and your leg is flopping around like a noodle you know," he said. Arrasmith is currently at the hospital prepping for surgery on his leg, while the driver of the Hyundai suffered minor injuries.

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