Shia LeBeouf Calls Crash “Eye Opening”

At first I thought that he was talking about Black Monday, but it turns out that Shia LaBeouf was recounting his summer car crash. After a flipped-over truck and a serious hand injury (plus more surgery to come), he’s finally spoken out about the accident. Shia told PEOPLE that it was “eye-opening” and terrifying,” saying:

“The car hit me at 70 m.p.h. It was one of the biggest things that’s happened to me, for sure, in my life. I’m grateful to be here.”

Shia has yet to be formally charged, but it looks like this experience hasn’t been far from his mind. That’s good, and even better since he’s talking about it while things are still up in the air.

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