I had to snap my trapped arm to escape crash that killed Jake – there was so much blood, says Towie’s Yazmin Oukhellou
I had to snap my trapped arm to escape crash that killed Jake,TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou speaks after accident that killed her boyfriend Jake.
She narrates how she deliberately broke her trapped arm to escape the car crash that killed her boyfriend. The former Love Islander thought her boyfriend Jake McLean had survived the accident which happened in Turkey.
I had to snap my trapped arm to escape crash that killed Jake – there was so much blood, says Towie’s Yazmin
Yazmin who is a TV star is quoted to have said “It was lay there and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us.” She together with her late boyfriend had gone partying with friends in their holiday base in Turkey and she dosed off in their return journey and only woke up to find out that their car had fallen from a mountain which is 70ft high. She added “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.
“At the same time I was trying to wake up Jake.
“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.
“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 half thought, ‘Oh my God, am I hallucinating,’ because we were in the middle of nowhere. I thought I was seeing
the light and I was dying. I just don’t know how I did it. I think it was just pure adrenaline, I barely thought.”
“Then I was like, ‘Don’t worry about me — let’s get down to my boyfriend, my boyfriend is down there.
“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.”
Jake McLead was dead even before he was taken to the hospital and that may explain why they told Yazmin that he was to be taken to another hospital.
Yazmin who spoke tearfully said “Jake and I had been on and off for years. He was in Turkey with friends and I thought, ‘Do you know what? It’s only four hours away, I’ll go there on the Friday and get back to filming for the Tuesday and not tell anyone I’m even going there.’
“When I flew out we were off but we wanted to reconcile. I got there on the Friday at two in the morning, we had gone straight back and got to sleep, and then on Saturday we had the best day with our friends at a beach club.
“Then we had gone home, got dressed up and gone out for dinner at a bar and had the most amazing night.”
The star sobbed and continue “Things were perfect — just as I’d hoped they would be.
“When we left the restaurant I wanted to go home, but our friends have got a villa there and he wanted to go back there.
Towie Yazmin indicated that she woke up before they descended the cliff and was panicking, but Jake assured her and the doctors said it was her waking up that saved her. They said many victim of the cliff hardly survived and that she was an angel to have survived.