David Dobrik’s Friend YouTuber Jeff Wittek Shows Brutal Aftermath of His Scary Accident and Says He ‘Almost Died’
Jeff Wittek is continuing to show exactly what happened to him while filming a YouTube video in summer 2020 that gave him bruises and injuries on his face. The content creator is posting a multi-part series on the platform in a documentary style. The video-making collective known to fans as the Vlog Squad was shown in part two of the video, as well as Wittek’s friend David Dobrik. Now, in the newest video in part three of the series, Wittek is showing even more from the brutal aftermath of his accident. Here’s what happened.
Jeff Wittek’s second video showed David Dobrik’s involvement
In Wittek’s second video of the series, he showed clips from the accident. The scene involved Dobrik allegedly driving the excavator from what viewers could see in the footage. Wittek was hanging from a rope that was moving around and attached to the excavator. The video displayed Wittek falling, face-first, into the water after the excavator was seemingly moving too fast.
Wittek’s video showed Corinna Kopf engaging in a similar stunt right before him. She complained that Dobrik was taking things too far after she got off the rope, and right before Wittek went on.
Jeff Wittek listed all of the injuries he got after the accident
The third part of Wittek’s series gave even more details about his accident. The YouTube clip Wittek posted is the censored version of events, while he is charging on his Patreon for the uncesored clip.
“When I woke up in the hospital, I was in shock,” Wittek said in a voiceover.
He described all of the injuries he received in the aftermath of his accident. Wittek listed: “tore ligaments” in his leg; broke his foot and hip, “shattered” his skull in nine places; “shattered” his eye socket; “almost lost” his eye; and “almost died.”
A doctor explained later in the video that if Wittek had landed in the water “three millimeters higher” at the same angle, his eye would’ve been “cut right in half.”
The doctor said: “You could’ve died so easy.”
Jeff Wittek didn’t blame David Dobrik for his accident
Dobrik’s voice was heard visiting Wittek in the hospital.
“Holy sh*t, Jeff, I thought you were dead,” Dobrik said. After that, he made a joke about Wittek saying he was a male model as his occupation. Dobrik then laughed at Wittek.
While on a phone call with his mom, Wittek said that he was getting the “best medical attention” and that Dobrik was paying for it.
Wittek asked Dobrik to come to the hospital dressed as The Joker in a nurse uniform from The Dark Knight. The pair laughed together. The YouTuber continued to say that he did not blame Dobrik for the accident.
“I didn’t sign up to swing around an excavator at 60 miles per hour,” he expressed. “David, he didn’t sign up to nearly kill his friend and nearly lose everything that he’s worked for. Nobody asked for this. But this is what happened.”
Wittek explained that he didn’t waste any time getting back to work. He said he didn’t take a week off. After the accident, he filmed with TikToker Dixie D’Amelio while he wore a neck brace. Wittek didn’t tell his YouTube guests the extent of his injuries.
“Not telling everybody made it a lot harder,” he commented. “Everything that keeps me sane in life now is gone. Everything that makes me happy is gone. Now I have to learn new ways to cope.”
Wittek described feeling resentful toward Dobrik after the accident. He also implied that Dobrik didn’t “check” up on him, either. At the end of the clip, Wittek teased a face-to-face conversation with Dobrik in the next part of the series.
David Dobrik’s representative did not return a request for comment by the time of publication.