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Watch Former Pro Skater Ali Boulala Talk About Waking Up in the Hospital After His Tragic Motorcycle Accident

For the season finale of "Epicly Later'd", we flew to Stockholm, Sweden, to spend some time with Ali Boulala and talk to him about the drunk driving accident that killed his best friend and left him in a coma.

by VICE Staff
Dec 2 2015, 1:00pm

For the final episode of the new season of Epicly Later'd we flew to Stockholm, Sweden, to spend some time with former pro skater Ali Boulala. While there, we talked to him about his skating career and the drunk driving accident that killed his best friend Shane Cross and changed Boulala's life forever.

In 2007, while in Melbourne, Australia, Boulala crashed his motorcycle into a wall after a night of drinking. Shane Cross was riding on the back of the bike and died almost instantly upon impact. Boulala was left in a coma.

When he awoke in the hospital, he had no recollection of the accident. In this clip from his Epicly episode, Boulala walks us through the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and what it was like to find himself in the hospital and piece together the story of how he got there.

Ali Boulala's Epicly Later'd is heavy, but we're grateful he opened up to us about his career, his accident, and his struggles with addiction. You can watch the full thing here.