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Injured Malaysian man crawls through forest for 3 days after car crash

  • Oct. 23, 2014 - Malaysian man Nicholas Andrew in bed as his wife M. Ratna takes care of him at a hospital in Tapah, Perak state, Malaysia. Andrew seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for 3 days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.

    Oct. 23, 2014 - Malaysian man Nicholas Andrew in bed as his wife M. Ratna takes care of him at a hospital in Tapah, Perak state, Malaysia. Andrew seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for 3 days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.  (AP)

  • In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, a car driven by a man identified as Nicholas Andrew is seen overturned at a jungle in Tapah, Perak state, Malaysia. Andrew seriously injured in the car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUT

    In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, a car driven by a man identified as Nicholas Andrew is seen overturned at a jungle in Tapah, Perak state, Malaysia. Andrew seriously injured in the car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.

The man, identified as Nicholas Andrew, showed up at the village on Wednesday, after the car he was driving sped off a highway in central Malaysia into a ravine early Sunday morning, said police chief Som Sak Din Keliaw said

Andrew broke his arm and leg and a passenger was killed, he said.

Andrew then crawled close to a river until he reached the village.

Andrew told local media from his hospital bed the accident happened after he had been delivering wedding invitations.

He said after regaining consciousness following the smash that he called for his friend, got no response and then decided to "crawl for help."