In San Miguel, Chile yesterday, a police helicopter clipped a fire truck which sent it into a horrifying tailspin in the middle of a busy city street.

The helicopter was responding to a car crash caused by a drunk driver that left three police officers injured. While trying to land, its blades clipped a fire truck leading to the incident.

Remarkably, all the people involved survived the incident. The pilot suffered multiple fractures and the three officers were all taken to the hospital for treatment. Considering how bad it looks, everyone came away pretty lucky.

Here’s a video of the accident:

Just a reminder of the danger emergency responders face everyday.

Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.