Podcasters Nathan Reeves and Alexsey Reyes are lucky to be alive after an SUV smashed into the glass window behind them, stopping just shy of running them over – and it was all caught on camera.
The friends from Houston, Texas, were recording Reeves’ podcast inside the Tout Suite off Commerce Street over the weekend and had their backs to a large window. The camera was positioned facing both young men, with a clear view of the busy road behind them. Without any warning at all, a vehicle careened toward them, and shattered the glass, stopping just shy of hitting them both. The video shows the moment of impact, the extensive damage to the building and the narrow escape.
“We were just talking to the camera, and the car smashes into our backs,” Reyes said to ABC News.
He described the moments after the sudden crash.
“I go into instant shock.”
“I’m not sure what’s going on,” Reyes said.
His friend shared his reaction to the realization that he had evaded a near-tragedy.
“It was kind of fight or flight, and I flew, I got out of there,” Reeves said, according to ABC News.
The video showed the young men quickly and calmly getting up from their seats as they looked back at the wreckage behind them. (RELATED: Minnesota Vikings Star K.J. Osborn Saves Man Trapped In Burning Car In Texas)
Nathan Reeves was speaking to Alexsey Reyes for his YouTube channel in a cafe in Houston when they were interrupted by a car smashing into the glass behind them.
The pair caught the moment on camera. They walked away with only minor injuries
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They eventually made their way back to the camera that had recorded the entire incident and told their fans they were shaken up, but physically unharmed.
Police attended the scene and carried out an investigation into what led to the crash but have not yet commented on the details surrounding the incident, according to ABC News.
Reeves reported seeing a family inside the SUV but said he didn’t believe anyone sustained major injuries, according to ABC News.
“I was freaking out, I turned to everyone in the café, and I’m like, ‘I got that all on film,” Reeves said.
“Everyone got a front-row seat, there was no one at the table with us, and they all saw what happened,” Reeves told ABC News.