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Peaches Geldof is lucky to be alive after she was involved in a high-speed car crash on Wednesday (16Dec09).

The British socialite, daughter of Sir Bob Geldof, was travelling to Disneyland in California when she took to her Twitter.com page to declare: "Speeding like I have never, ever witnessed before on the freeway - feel like I'm in a scary car chase video game."

Just minutes later her friend lost control of the vehicle - which spun out of control on the road.

Geldof was left shaken after the incident - but updated her Twitter page with a picture of the mangled car.

In a later post, she adds, "Just actually experienced a full on car crash with the crew. Honestly can't believe we're alive after that. And that the front of the car is totally (messed) up and yet we're still carrying on to Disney!?"