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Kazuhiro Kokubo survives car wreck

Updated: July 8, 2011, 12:43 PM ET
By Colin Whyte | ESPN Action Sports

On Friday, two-time U.S. Open halfpipe champion and Japanese Olympian, Kazuhiro Kokubo, survived a devastating automobile accident in California. Kokubo emerged from a totaled 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser with minor injuries. The pro snowboarder's seatbelt saved his life.

"The fact that [Kokubo] walked away from a Land Cruiser that's now the size of a Prius with nothing more than a few cuts is nothing short of a miracle," said agent Carl Harris, who fetched him from the hospital. ...

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