17 Of The Most Astonishing Times People Cheated Death Against All Odds

Near-fatal accidents occur on an almost daily basis. Even just crossing the road could potentially lead us to an early grave. And that’s not necessarily because we were being negligent or not looking where we were going – often disastrous incidents are completely out of our control. That’s why we should count our lucky chickens every single day that our hearts continue to beat.

I mean it, there are a plethora of deathly obstacles we face in our day-to-day lives. Every day, in every corner of the world, there are people surviving almost-fatal shark attacks, dodging unexpected bullets and nearly falling off cliffs.

So without further ado, here are the most extreme examples of people who narrowly avoided the most extreme disasters. Brace yourself for they truly are chilling…

1. Beware of the bull

129 is the new 666.

2. These coins managed to block a bullet during the First World War

Sounds like a lucky escape to me…

3. Never neglect the safety goggles

They could protect you in times of need.

4. This happened right off the bat

It was very nearly the most tragic start to any televised sports game.

5. Every now and again, sharks bite their prey to see if they’re worth eating.

It’s a story for the grandkids.

6. This could have been fatal

You laugh but a few more of those and you’d have a crucifixion…

7. This one was close AF

It could legit be the focus of a movie – I’d definitely pay to see that.

8. This truck was seconds away from falling into the ocean

It really doesn’t bear thinking about…

9. No, this isn’t the set of a zombie movie…

Although it very well could have been.

10. This phone was in someone’s pocket…

And that very pocket was struck by a chainsaw…

11. I mean, does this person realize how lucky they are?

I mean, I know the windscreen was damaged but come on…

12. So… gloves are pretty handy

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, safety wear is more than necessary if you appreciate your fingers.

13. Now I don’t need to tell you what could have happened here…

To call it a lucky escape would be an understatement…

14. He’s the Dart-ful Dodger

Damn, that could’ve hurt! Lucky guy…

15. Imagine being stuck in a snowed-in car in a deserted forest

It actually happened! Luckily, the man was pulled out alive from the car. He was stranded there without food for over two months under unbearably freezing conditions.

16. This police car crashed into a store

Imagine the irony of being hit by a police car…

17. Imagine watching TV in your apartment, and then this happening

Well, that’s exactly what happened on an otherwise ordinary day – a bullet shot through the window of an unsuspecting family’s home. You’d think we’d be safe in our own homes…

So there we have it: some of the worst almost-disasters the world has ever seen. Never let it be said that you don’t have any good luck in your life. You may not have gotten that job you wanted; you may not have much luck in your love life; you might just be living in a crappy apartment, but at least you weren’t caught up in one of the many potential accidents you could come across.

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