When an athlete is "lucky" to come away from an accident with only a broken ankle, you know it must've been frightening.

And that is surely the case with Australian drag racer Chris Matheson. During the Sydney Dragway’s 2013 Nitro Champs event, Matheson was speeding at around 230 miles per hour when he took a nasty tumble off his bike.

Matheson, a former Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Top Bike champion, makes it one quarter of the way through his run when he appears to be knocked off his bike by the force of the wind.

He rolls on the ground for what appears to be about 100 feet before finally coming to a stop. And according to reports, he hobbled away with only a broken ankle along with some bumps and bruises.

This text will be replaced

Hot Story: Female Arm Wrestler Goes Crazy During Match

Like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

VIDEO OF THE DAY:
Meet The 'Batmobile' Of Food Trucks