His head was pulled apart from his body

16-month-old Jackson Taylor was in the car with his 9-year-old sister and mom, when the latter crashed into another vehicle, according to The Sun, at about 70 mph. The crash was so powerful that it caused Taylor to have an internal decapitation, in which his head was pulled apart from his body.

Taylor was then airlifted to a Brisbane hospital, where doctors performed a “miracle surgery,” a 6-hour-procedure, in which they were able to reattach his head to his body and save his life.

Dubbed ‘Australia’s godfather of spinal surgery’ – Dr Geoff Askin, led the operation, and Taylor is expected to make a full recovery.

“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again,” Askin said.