By Jeff Paul


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Preston Hollow resident David Martin was driving along a back-road in Bowie when investigators said a driver hit him from behind. The impact sent his ’89 Chevy Silverado into the air.

“I’m the luckiest person on the planet. Nobody knows how I survived it,” said Martin.

The wreck happened near Highway 59 and Selma Park Road where Martin was making a delivery in the area.

“I remember looking at the asphalt going, ‘this is not going to end well,’ ” said Martin.

His truck flipped forward, sending his head into the glass and then to the pavement. When Martin’s truck finally stopped tumbling, he and the paramedics who found him were amazed.

“You don’t have anything broken. Other than this (points to cut on face). But this is going to help me get girls. I’m not going to complain about that,” said Martin.

While he credits wearing a seatbelt, Martin also said his safety was partially due to the vehicle he was driving. The truck, now totaled, was his grandfathers.

“If I was driving anything else, we wouldn’t be having this conversation,” said Martin.

State troopers have not filed any charges or citations but said they are investigating all factors.

“It’s just something I’m going to have to bear with the rest of my life,” said Martin.

His scar will forever be a constant reminder of the day that should have been his last.

“Oh it’s all bonus time,” said Martin.

Other than the large cut on Martin’s face, he only has some bruises on his body.

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