“It happened too quickly,” says Richmond star Houli of the terrifying collision.

Bachar Houli, a triple Richmond premiership player, has talked about the terrible injuries he sustained earlier this year in northeast Victoria.

Before the Jeep rolled in June, the 35-year-old, who had played 232 games for the Tigers and Essendon, was driving it on private land off Alpine Way at Bringenbrong, which is located between Corryong and Khancoban.

He was brought to an Albury hospital after the event where he was treated for his shattered pelvis, broken shoulder, and punctured lung. Later, he was sent to Melbourne for more care.

“God saved us,” Houli stated in an interview with the Herald Sun on the collision in which he, a friend, and his brother-in-law were involved.

Houli remarked, “It happened too quick.”

It turns out that we stumbled on a small ledge, and after that, the mountain’s slope overtook me.

“The vehicle overturned and slid away.

“You look back and question whether there was anything I could have done differently, but I did everything correctly.

It was simply this one mistake, nothing I could have done differently.

“The farmer usually has dinner with us every night, but that night we weren’t really eating supper with him because he had plans elsewhere, so it might have been a few days before someone found us on a Sunday morning.

“We have done something right in our life and we live another day to tell the story.”

Throughout his 15-year career at the highest level, Houli won three premierships with Richmond.

In 2021, he announced his retirement from the AFL, but he never stopped advocating through his foundation, which trains the next generation of Muslim leaders.

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