Driving at 105 mph is always a gamble, and for 19-year-old Patricio Ávila, deciding to do it wasn’t wise. As a consequence, the teen’s speeding car smashed through the guardrail of an elevated highway, flew threw the air and crashed into the ground below.
Witnesses could barely believe the scene that had unfolded in front of their eyes. It had to be a fatal crash for the boy behind the wheel. But when first responders arrived, they found a miracle amid the wreckage.
Before that day, Ávila was, by all accounts, the average Argentine teenager. He was a huge fan of Juan Román Riquelme, a former soccer player lauded for his passing skills and revered by the entire country.