Anti Asylum right wing politician Stefan Jagsch from the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) swerved off the road and collided with a tree in the German town of Büdingen.
It just happened that a coachload of Syrian refugees were passing the accident scene in a bus and rushed to the stricken man's aid, pulling the badly hurt politician from the wreckage and administering first aid.
Mr Jagsch who had recently been attacking Chancellor Merkel's laws on asylum for letting too many Syrian refugees into Germany, suffered two broken legs and a cut to the face as a result of the accident.
He must have also suffered a massive sense of conscience that the very people he tried so hard to keep out may very well have saved his life.
Don't you just love irony!