Yazmin Oukhellou broke her own arm to escape horror car crash

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Yazmin Oukhellou broke her own arm to escape horror car crash credit:Bang Showbiz
Yazmin Oukhellou broke her own arm to escape horror car crash credit:Bang Showbiz

Yazmin Oukhellou broke her own arm to escape the devastating car crash that killed her boyfriend.

The 'TOWIE' star revealed she deliberately injured herself in order to free her arm and escape the Mercedes she was travelling in with boyfriend Jake McLean, 33, after it went over a cliff.

She told The Sun newspaper: "We were just tumbling for what seemed like forever. It felt like I was going round in a washing machine — just round and round.

"Then eventually it stopped and my right arm was jammed.

"The car was upside down. It had an open sunroof and my right arm was just stuck behind my back and under the folded back of the car roof.

"So I thought, ‘Right, I can either lay still and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us — I had no choice.

"So I somehow snapped my arm through pure adrenaline and panic. I climbed out of the car, and I was kind of holding my arm together with my left hand.

"I ran up to the top of the bank, I was screaming for help."

Yazmin, 28, revealed she did not know at first that her boyfriend Jake had died in the crash.

She said: "In my head I told myself, ‘OK, he’s just unconscious, I’m alive so he must be alive’.

"I didn’t want to admit it to myself that he could be dead. I climbed back down and tried to check his pulse but I couldn’t feel anything and then the ambulance came.

"They were helping me. I was like, ‘Please can you just help him’ and they were like, ‘We just need to take him to another hospital.’

"I think they knew, but for me even now I still feel like it’s not real. I still feel like I’m just waiting to wake up from a nightmare and it’s just something that never happens."

And Yazmin is still traumatised from the accident.

She said: "I am definitely going to need therapy for a while, and I’m going to try some in-patient treatment too. I know this will live with me forever, I need to take it slowly.”

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