Do you know what luck looks like? While some may consider these people more unlucky than most of us, primarily because they got themselves into these situations in the first place, they sure are lucky to have gotten out alive.
We at Bright Side believe in luck. And in the stories down below you’ll see 20 incredibly lucky people who have managed to avoid disaster in their lives, while being inches away from it.
“My great-grandfather was shot in the chest by a German soldier during World War I. Luckily, the coins in his breast pocket absorbed the bullet and saved his life. You could say he didn’t need much money… to survive.”
Ax of faith
Somebody didn’t secure their ax properly.
By a hair
This driver should go buy like a hundred lottery tickets today.
Falling trees can be unpredictable, but this one fell in such a perfect and weird way.
Almost doesn’t count
“Almost stepped on this little Nope-Rope while shooting. Sidewinder rattlesnake about the size of a silver dollar, only one bead so he was too small to rattle. So obviously I got dangerously close for a pic and left him alone.”
Pierced through the skin on the heel and didn’t cause any damage.
The shark bite
Did you know there’s a thing called a “try bite” with sharks? It’s so they can figure out if they want to eat their prey or not — this girl apparently didn’t make the cut.
Dangers of having a pitch black cat.
Less than an inch
When you live in places with strong winds, you can only pray that falling trees spare your car.
Always wear safety goggles
Safety glasses saved this guy’s eye from an exploding angle grinder disc.
Boulder nearly takes out an Italian farm house.
Mud slide aftermath
“There was a mud slide just north of my town and this Caltrans truck driver had a very close call. To the left is the Pacific Ocean.”
Saved by the ring
“I work in lumber and had a customer shift a pile of 4″x4″x12’s that my hand was next to. One came tumbling down right on to my fingers. I heard a snap and thought my finger had lost the will to remain unbroken, turns out my tungsten carbide ring caught the full force, broke, but didn’t bend and potentially saved me a really chewed up finger. I’d rather replace a ring than a finger any day!”
Not deadly, but unpleasant
“Had a close call tonight, these just look too similar.”
Cell phone saved workers leg from chainsaw.
Nail to nail
“Two 16 gauge wood framing nails shot into the space in between my kneecap and femur! Pay close attention neither nail touched ANY bone. If you look close enough you can see where one nail barely scraped some cartilage off of my femur.”
Sometimes you gotta go late
“Being late to work saved my life. If I’d left home 2 seconds earlier, this car would have fallen on top of my head!”
The sight of disaster
How did this happen? You think someone got overly enthusiastic tearing up the wall?
“I feared the worst when this tree toppled over in the direction of my car. But when the snow was cleared away I realized how incredibly lucky I was.”
That could’ve been nasty
“When you find a knife point in your frozen berries from the farm and think your father is trying to kill you — and then remember you snapped it off breaking it up yesterday.”