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Yazmin Oukhellou had to break her own arm to escape from the car crash that tragically killed her boyfriend Jake McLean in Turkey.
The Only Way is Essex star, 28, was in the car with her boyfriend, 33, and has she fell asleep after partying with friends.
She woke up to find their Mercedes falling a 70ft drop from a mountain top road.
Jake was declared dead as Yazmin was then raced to hospital.
After recovering in hospital, the reality star was pictured arriving home, wearing a sling on her arm.
The 28-year-old has now revealed the reason why her arm is patched up.
She told The Sun: “It was lay there and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us.”
Yazmin added: "We were just tumbling for what seemed like forever. It felt like I was going round in a washing machine — just round and round.
“Then eventually it stopped and my right arm was jammed.
“The car was upside down. It had an open sunroof and my right arm was just stuck behind my back and under the folded back of the car roof.
“I tried to honk the horn with my foot and I couldn’t do.
“I could just feel my arm absolutely covered in blood. It was like I was lying in a hot bath, there was so much around me.
“At the same time I was trying to wake up Jake.
“In my head I told myself, ‘OK, he’s just unconscious, I’m alive so he must be alive’.
“I didn’t want to admit it to myself that he could be dead.
“So I thought, ‘Right, I can either lay still and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us — I had no choice.
“So I somehow snapped my arm through pure adrenaline and panic. I climbed out of the car, and I was kind of holding my arm together with my left hand.
“I ran up to the top of the bank, I was screaming for help and then all of a sudden I saw a flashlight.
“I half thought, ‘Oh my God, am I hallucinating,’ because we were in the middle of nowhere. I thought I was seeing the light and I was dying. I just don’t know how I did it. I think it was just pure adrenaline, I barely thought.”
Yazmin continued: “There was a man walking his dog and then he ran over. He took his top off for me and I wrapped it around my arm.
“Then I was like, ‘Don’t worry about me — let’s get down to my boyfriend, my boyfriend is down there.
“I climbed back down and tried to check his pulse but I couldn’t feel anything and then the ambulance came.
“They were helping me. I was like, ‘Please can you just help him’ and they were like, ‘We just need to take him to another hospital.’
“I think they knew, but for me even now I still feel like it’s not real. I still feel like I’m just waiting to wake up from a nightmare and it’s just something that never happens.”