12 People Who Are Lucky To Be Alive

Those are some really close calls.

There are few things more exhilarating than the stress and relief of witnessing a close call. When it comes to these, go in knowing that everyone made it through but don't let that take away from how badly any of these could have gone.

1. Man overboard...?


Once you're not on dry land, I'm pretty well already tapped out.

2. Wait for it...

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Wait for it...

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There it is ...

Sonny Radio

I'm super curious about what all that junk at the bottom is.

3. Can I axe you a question?


That thing seems barely embedded in the dashboard. I'm not totally sure what saved that passenger's life.

4. Yeah, that's a lawnmower blade


The person who took this photo works at a Ford dealership. In the comments, they describe it as:

Yesterday, a woman brought in her mustang with a hole in the windshield, on the driver side at head level, and a chunk of steel stuck in the passenger side rear seat. She was driving down the highway past a state highway lawn mower. As she passed at about 65mph, the tip of the mower blade broke off, and smashed through her window and came to rest in the rear seat. She was entirely unharmed, but understandably shaken. The angle makes it seem that she was missed by mere inches, at the most. The piece of steel is about 8" long, 2.5" wide and 1.5" thick.

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