When he was twelve, he owned a 1000 CC Mini Go-Cart. He was driving around in it when he hit a barrier at 40 miles per hour. His skull was severed from his spine! This is known as an internal decapitation. He was given only 10% chance of survival. Doctors claimed that he should have instantly died from such an injury. In 2006, they attached his skull using metal plates and graphs. A few years later, he went off racing again.