On Nov. 12, Bailey was with friends and were driving over bridge when they stopped to take a selfie, KXAS reported.
"I was going over the concrete barrier and they heard me exclaim, and they thought I was joking, that I was just trying to mess with them," Bailey told the television station. "They looked over. Just like the movies, I'm just laid out there on the dirt."
Doctors who treated Bailey were stunned he did not suffer more serious injuries.
"It's amazing that he didn't snap his neck. It's amazing that he's not a paraplegic – or broke his neck," Joseph Darryl Amos, trauma chief at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, told KTVT. "It's truly miraculous."
Bailey said he has taken selfies since his accident, but nothing that could put him at risk.
"If I see another person on I-30 about to take a picture, I just stop on the side like, 'Hey, it's not a good idea,'" Bailey told KFDW.