These People Are So Lucky That It Seems Too Good To Be True
1 Safety First
We’ve been telling you since you were a little kid, in various situations, it’s essential to wear your helmet. It’s a matter of safety! It can literally become a matter of life and death in many cases, and this example is perfect to prove it.
A construction worker counted his lucky stars when a hardhat, quite literally, saved his life. He could have had a lot more than just a minor bump on his noggin had he not worn it. “Safety First” is a thing for a reason, you know.
2 Crisis Averted
Here’s another example of a really lucky driver who had a near-death experience. Of course, taking the road always involves a certain amount of risk, we all know that. But in this case, no one could anticipate this type of accident!
But after all, nothing like a huge slaw blade slicing into the hood of your car to make you appreciate life, don’t you think? We can’t help but wonder where this slaw blade came from, but in any case, this was a close call. Too close for our liking, anyway.
3 Like A Glove
Here, we have a case of trees falling in just the right place. All three vehicles were lucky to come out unscathed, but the owner of the white automobile definitely used all of their good luck for the rest of the year, at least.
First, what are the chances that not one, but two trees will fall right next to your car? Then what are the chances that those same trees actually fall between three cars, without hitting any of them? It almost seems like a setup to us!
4 A Near Miss
This car narrowly escaped being crushed by a big, fallen tree. A tree this curved, you don’t see it on every street corner, for a start, but there, it’s absolutely amazing how the branches curved in such a way to create the perfect shape around the vehicle.
Such a perfect shape, in fact, that the tree didn’t even touch the car when it fell! There doesn’t even seem to be a single leaf on the vehicle! The car could even leave its parking lot without any problem. Hooray for Mother Nature!
5 A Heart-Stopper
Generally, when you are near a missile like the one on the picture, you make sure that absolutely nothing can happen to it. You want at all costs that this missile remains where it is, untouched, and you take all possible precautions.
But when it comes time to let it go, usually it’s to do damage. Here, we wonder what happened, though. It’s not every day that a missile crashes into a truck, and this person sure got lucky when it just grazed the vehicle instead of blowing it up.
6 Not An Inch To Spare
Talk about a tight squeeze! This semi-truck barely cleared the height restrictions in this tunnel. The driver must have known its height very precisely because he would never have dared to venture into this tunnel!
One simple minor bump in the road and everything would come to a screeching, abrupt halt. Yikes! Driving by this truck must be incredibly scary. If we were the driver of the truck, we would be a nervous, and if we were the driver of the car, we would try to distance ourselves as much as possible from the truck!
7 Shark Bite
Every year around the world, there are approximately 80 unprovoked shark attacks that are reported. That’s really not that many! With that in mind, if this happens to you, you’re pretty unlucky. However, this lady was lucky in her bad luck.
She was so lucky that a shark just took a little nibble off her back and didn’t chomp down. This could have been so much worse, we can’t even want to imagine. Plus, she’s going to have one tough-looking scar! She will have a great adventure story to tell her children!
8 Perfect Parking
This lucky person probably had no idea that they literally parked their car in the absolute perfect parking spot when they arrived. These stone walls will probably never have been as useful and appreciated as at this moment!
They surely realized their luck when that tree crashed down over the parking space and just missed slamming right into their vehicle, thanks to the stone walls. This car doesn’t even have a scratch! This feels fortuitous if you ask us!
9 Lucky To Be Alive
Whatever the story behind this totally scary picture, the driver was fortunate to walk away from it. Had the aluminum siding crashed through the windshield at a different angle, it might not have been such a happy ending.
One cannot help but wonder how this could have happened. Where did this aluminum siding come from? How could it hit the windshield of this car so quickly and directly? The driver must have had one of those frights!
10 Near Disaster
Natural disasters are often unpredictable, and it can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to try to avoid them or limit the damage. After all, if a boulder decides to break off the cliff behind your house, there is nothing anyone can do about it.
So, if this massive boulder is going to roll through your property, you could only pray that your home would come out undamaged. These home-owners must have let out a huge sigh of relief that their house was still standing after that event.
11 Beat The Odds
Sometimes things don’t go as planned, and it doesn’t always end well. However, sometimes all the odds are beaten, to everyone’s delight! The passengers aboard the US Airways jet on January 15, 2009 could all tell you about the incredible luck that smiled on them that day, when a flock of birds knocked out both of the plane’s engines.
That day, when everyone on board the plane thought it was the end, Captain Sully Sullenberger amazed everyone by landing the plane in the frozen waters of the Hudson River off Manhattan Island in New York. Thanks to him, all 150 passengers of the plane survived!
12 Almost Got The Ax
This person’s heart probably stopped when an ax flew off the truck driving in front of them and crashed through the windshield. After all, it’s not the kind of thing you expect to get in your face on the highway! Bugs or rocks, maybe, but not an axe!
Luckily, the ax fell into the dashboard, sparring them from a gruesome scene. Talk about a close call! This person, as well as the driver of the car, must have had the scare of their lives, but fortunately, the whole thing ends well. There was much more fear than harm!
When driving in winter, it is imperative to be very careful, even if, at first sight, the roads seem good. You can’t always see the ice that may be there. This person learned first-hand how dangerous it can be to drive on icy roads.
They had a very close call when they almost crashed into an embankment after their car skidded off the road. Luckily, only one tire went over the edge before the vehicle came to a stop. If not for their inestimable luck, this skid could have ended very badly.
14 A Near Hit
This driver came horribly close to popping their tire while parking their car in that parking lot that day. But when we say close, we mean VERY close! We can’t imagine their relief when they realized how lucky they were.
If they had parked just a few tiny inches to the right, they would have driven right over that protruding pole. Even with the help of a rear view camera, the protruding pole would probably not have been visible. Then, a beautiful day would have quickly become unpleasant. Phew!
15 Batter Up
Not all heroes wear capes, as they say, and this man is a fine example of that. From the young boy’s surprised face, you can tell that he was probably looking at his phone and had no idea how blessed he was when the man sitting next to him sprang into action.
The man blocked that bat like a champ and saved a little boy from a direct trip to the ER. That baseball bat could have done a lot of damage! Not to mention the years of therapy that child would have needed before ever going to a ballgame again.
16 Pole Position
This is another image that is both lucky and unlucky, and you can easily guess who was lucky or not. The minivan was totally spared from this fallen pole, but the red car received it head-on on the top and in the windshield.
One wonders what could have happened to make this large and heavy metal pole break away from the ground to fall all the way to the red car. It is certainly not a simple gust of wind that caused all this! Or this pole was very badly installed.
17 A Tight Squeeze
For a tree or large tree branch to fall to the ground, a relatively big storm is usually required. When this happens, these trees or tree branches can cause a variety of damage. Here, however, absolutely no damage appears to have occurred.
Another car missed being crushed by a tree because fate intervened! Who would’ve thought that the trunk would be at the right angle to fall perfectly behind that automobile? It sounds too good to be true. The person who owns the car should go buy a lottery ticket!
18 Narrow Escape
We don’t blame those people in the photo for marveling at the driver’s good luck, because he had a pretty good amount of it! He parked his car there not knowing that he would come very close to returning to a broken car.
Indeed, that sign just missed turning that car into a pancake. If the sign had been less wide, or had rotated on impact with the ground, the metal pole would have completely crushed the hood of the car, causing significant damage.
19 Loose Screw
While driving, there is nothing worse than getting a flat tire from driving over a screw. What a stupid accident! That’s really the kind of thing that’s off-putting. But here, it’s amazing that this screw fits snugly into the tire tread.
This screw fit so well into the tire groove that there was no damage at all! This person used up all of their good luck for the rest of their life! One wonders when the person realized how lucky they were, however. Maybe the screw had been there for a really long time!
20 Too Close For Comfort
Accidents happen, especially during construction or renovations, whether it’s during your work or a simple DIY hobby on the weekend. So, it is imperative to be vigilant and to take all the necessary precautions. Here, this person was really lucky!
Nothing like almost cutting the tip of your fingers off with a saw to make you appreciate your hand, don’t you think? This person was very close to having the worst day ever. Hooray for work gloves that are a bit too big!
21 The Luckiest Squirrel
This cute little fella escaped a brutal death when someone cut his home down with a chainsaw. He must have had a terrible fear! Just thinking about the roof of my house ripping off all of a sudden is pretty frightening.
Luckily, he lived on the bottom floor of the tree, so he’s all safe and sound. He actually looks thankful to be alive, don’t you think? Phew! More fear than harm! I will never look at the semi-basement the same way again!
22 A Close Call
How amazing is it that a streetlight fell in just the right place to spare this car? Really, that streetlight couldn’t have lined up more perfectly with the front of the car. The owner was super lucky in this case, we’ll tell you that.
What’s more, the pole broke in several places. Before, during or after its fall, we don’t know, but it could very well have broken during its fall, then deviated from its beautiful straight fall to go crashing partly on the car. Phew!
23 Almost Nailed It
This person definitely used up all of their luck for a lifetime when they narrowly missed stepping directly onto a rusty nail. If they had stomped less than an inch further to the right, they would have been in a world of pain.
Not to mention, if that person had stepped on the nail, a tetanus shot would have been in their near future. Imagine how horrible it could have been! We honestly find it hard to look at this picture without getting chills. Ugh!
24 One Lucky Break
The owner of this vehicle must have been so relieved that this tree, neither the trunk nor the big branch, didn’t crash into their car. It’s astounding to see just how lucky they were in this case. That tree could have totaled their automobile.
It would have been enough for the trunk to completely detach from its base or for the branch to give way under the force of the impact for this car not to escape unscathed from this situation. This person was very lucky. And even the owner of the vehicle behind him was.
25 On The Edge
What are the chances that this car would come to a screeching halt before driving over the edge? This was a real balancing act and the driver barely escaped inevitably falling to their death. He could never have made it out alive.
The person in that vehicle must have been scared to death. Knowing that they came so close to such a tragic outcome certainly changed them forever. We know that we would have been greatly affected. No doubt about it!
26 Too Close For Comfort
This journalist had definitely nerves of steel. She didn’t even flinch when a military aircraft flew really, REALLY close over her head. Only a few feet stood between her and death, and it seems like she wasn’t even aware of her near-death experience.
She used a lifetime’s worth of good luck in that one moment, that’s for sure! One wonders if she eventually realized what was happening or if she only knew when she saw the images afterwards? Her reaction must have been intense!
27 Super Luck
This man had a hair-raising moment when an out-of-control car narrowly missed smashing him to smithereens. He was super lucky to escape that one! Things could have been a lot worse in this situation, and we think he realized it pretty quickly.
We almost can’t believe our eyes, and it looks like he can’t believe it, either. He had only gone out to buy two bags of chips. What could have happened to turn his innocent errand into a survival attempt? Where did that car come from, rolling over?
28 Double Lucky
This lucky driver escaped death not once, but twice! First, the excavator he drove into the water sank, and it was sinking pretty fast. As one can guess, the suction pulled the equipment into the water at a rapid pace.
But as the driver escaped the sinking machinery, it rolled over in the water, and he ran up the top of the tracks, just in the knick of time! We hope this man is aware of how lucky he was to get out of this situation unscathed, because the odds were certainly not in his favor!
29 Slippery Slope
Another insanely lucky moment to see is when this man slipped on the ice and narrowly missed falling into a drain. If he had slid just a few inches further than that, he’d been taking a scary, dangerous ride down the drain.
That’s one incredible stroke of luck. But we have an important question to ask: how can such a big drain be there without any protection around it? We don’t understand at all what could have happened, all this is very dangerous!
30 Wheely Close
These two gentlemen definitely were in the wrong place at the wrong time. In a. absolute breathtaking moment, a big rig lost a tire, and it barreled toward them violently. Somehow, they fortunately managed to escape being hit.
This is what happens when you’re extremely lucky! Imagine if the tire had gone straight into them! At the size of the tire, and at the speed it was going, we wouldn’t have given much of a chance to those two poor men!
31 Balancing Act
One driver completely maxed out their luck when they stopped right on top of a sinkhole at just the perfect time. Look at how close they were to falling in. This could have ended with their car at the bottom of the hole.
Now that’s what we call being ultra lucky. The car could easily have nose-dived into the hole and ended up upright at the bottom of it, without the driver being able to do anything to get out of it. But when he got out of the car, did he jump over the hole? He could have fallen in!
32 Leaning Tower
First, what are the chances of this tower falling? Second, what are the chances of it falling at just the right angle to miss that car? If this lucky moment hadn’t been caught on camera, we wouldn’t believe it at all.
This could have been a terrible day for that car owner. But fortunately, the tower fell in such a way as to completely avoid any damage to this car. It only received a few cables on the roof, but except for a few scratches, maybe, there seems to be no damage.
33 Right Down The Middle
This falling light post could have totally smashed these two cars. Fortunately, it fell exactly right between both the small Toyota and the GMC truck, and didn’t cause any damage. Now that’s what we call being really lucky!
It’s hard to understand how this lamp post could have fallen like that, but fortunately, except for the debris on the ground, nothing happened. Eventually, this lamp post will have to be replaced, but that’s absolutely not the problem of these two lucky car owners.
This man was lucky enough to escape being hit in the face with a golf ball. He relied on pure luck when the can he was sipping from took the hit for him. After this close call, don’t tell us that drinking beer can’t save your life!
It’s a good thing he was chugging brews that day, because that way, the ball could be stopped by the can. Otherwise, if it had avoided the man’s face, who knows how far the ball would have gone? Maybe this man would have been spared, but not the next one who would have been on its path!
35 Lucky Strike
These people’s lives literally flashed right before their eyes. Lightning struck a little bit too close to the bleachers. We can only imagine what these folks must have been thinking during that scary moment. We’re sure it struck them just how lucky they were!
It must be quite an event, though, to have a lightning strike so close to us. It really makes you wonder what it feels like! Once you get past the surprise and fear, it must be exciting! We still hope that someone quickly thought of calling the fire brigade to put out the burning tree.
At first glance, this pic of an accident doesn’t look that bad. Some poor driver flew off the road, and their white truck landed in a ditch. Sure, this would be scary, but it appears like no one was hurt, and he is certainly not the first to whom such a thing happens.
A quick zoom-out gives a bigger picture, though, and it shows a potentially dire situation. Not only did this person skid into a ditch, but they narrowly missed driving off a cliff. Their guardian angel was looking out for them.
37 Tree Catastrophe
There are moments in life when you somehow avoid a catastrophe. The driver of this Jeep had an extremely close call with a fallen tree. It appears that they ran over the tree and the trunk busted in through the floorboard.
Thank goodness, though, they stopped at the perfect time because only a few centimeters more and that tree trunk was going right for their crotch! They must have used up a lifetime of luck in one moment because this could have ended badly.
38 Too Close For Comfort
This person’s life must have flashed before their eyes, or at least the life of their baby toe. A knife fell on the floor and narrowly missed slicing their foot. We can’t help but wonder how they got into this situation in the first place?
Is this person a professional knife thrower? Do they have a poltergeist in their kitchen that has it out for them? More than likely, the knife slipped while they were chopping vegetables, but we like our crazy theories better.
39 Perfect Timing
A person shared this incredibly scary moment on social media and said that if they had walked up the parking deck a second earlier, that runway car would have landed on their head! Yikes! That is really terrifying.
They are so lucky that they dodged that tragedy. Something tells us that they may not have walked away from an accident of that magnitude. It’s pretty hard to come back from a car falling on top of you, after all. Phew!
40 Safety First
Thank goodness this person took safety into their own hands and wore a pair of safety goggles while they worked. They had a very close call with a projectile that would have caused serious injury to their right eye if it weren’t for the glasses.
Just looking at this image makes us feel a bit woozy. We can’t even imagine the relief this guy felt when he realized just how close he was to danger. This is just one example of the reason personal safety gear is so important on the job.
41 A Near Miss
Driving in the snow can be scary and dangerous. One minute you’re driving down the road, and the next you swerve into an embankment without being able to do anything about it. That’s what appeared to happen to this unfortunate driver.
Yet, they got very lucky on this particular day because they skid off the road and veered just the right way to avoid slamming into a fire hydrant. They literally missed that thing by an inch! That was way too close for comfort.