Video of Car Crash Eyewitness’ Testimony Goes Viral
Many-time So You Think You Can Dance hopeful, Courtney Barnes, got another boost of notoriety after video footage of his retelling of a car crash made its way around the Internet.
Barnes gave what was, perhaps, the most colorful account of all time, telling a news reporter about a non-fatal car accident he witnessed in Jackson, Mississippi. He said (quote via the Gaily Grind), "Okay, well, I am a witness here, and what I seen was a horrible, tragic situation. The guy was coming down and I guess the police was trying to do a stop point, the man said ‘No, not today,’ and they began to race behind each other like cats and dogs. The police all of a sudden got behind the man and started going so fast his car spinned out of control. Girl, he hit the pole, his head went to one side, and his body went to the other side, and this is the result. Lord, be with this young man, he need a blessing."
If you were wondering how Barnes stumbled onto the accident in the first place, don't worry, there's an explanation. He said, "Well, ma’am, I was actually going to buy me a piece of burger from Burger King, and I just stopped right in the middle because my hunger just went away. ‘Cause when I seen that accident, girl, I just began to be nosy, and I just had to just understand that somebody was experiencing this difficulty, this moment that was just not…ma’am, I just cannot bear to continue to talk, because it just…"
Mere text recap alone doesn't do Barnes' delivery justice. Check out the video above to see his full account and while you're at it, watch one of his auditions for So You Think You Can Dance below.