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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Lucky Escape

Last year
Two-time Olympic champion and 800m world record holder survives plane crash
David Rudisha is grateful to be alive.
British, American tourists narrowly escape avalanche while hiking in Kyrgyzstan
The group had just reached the peak of their trek when a cloud of snow came rushing down the cliffside.
Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.
All time
Murphy suffers facial injury in dramatic Salisbury incident
Reigning champion needed stitches, but planning swift return ahead of big weekend.
Rescuers save two people out of truck dangling from bridge over 100ft deep gorge in Idaho
The only thing keeping the 2004 Ford pick-up from falling was a set of “safety chains” attached to a camper trailer.
Valentino Rossi has lucky escape from frightening MotoGP crash
Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco were involved in the incident, while Andrea Dovizioso won the race in Austria.
Garda escapes injury after patrol car bursts into flames on Clare motorway
It’s understood the garda heard a bang which was followed by a burst of flames while travelling on the M18.
Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus
David Rudisha was involved in a serious accident on Saturday night but escaped unharmed.
'Increíble' - Young Mexican footballer scores one of the luckiest penalties we've seen
The Chivas U17s player appeared to have missed the spot-kick after crashing his shot off the crossbar.
'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash
The All Black winger fell asleep behind the wheel of the car he was driving on Saturday night.
Family lucky to be alive as mother fell onto tracks with baby as tube approached
The woman was pushing her child in the buggy along while looking up at the information board.
Ericsson walks away unscathed after 220 mph crash in Italian Grand Prix practice round
Marcus Ericsson’s Sauber flipped and crashed against the barriers during his first lap at Monza.
'We were not at the races': Wenger admits Arsenal were on the ropes against CSKA
The Gunners produced a late salvo to advance.
Troy Deeney facing no disciplinary action for middle-finger gesture to Chelsea fans
The Watford striker will not be punished for raising his middle finger towards Blues fans while celebrating a goal.
Turkish plane comes just metres from skidding into the sea
There were no injuries.
Two people rescued after becoming lost in the foggy darkness of Achill Island last night
Achill Coast Guard doesn’t think the pair would have survived the night otherwise.
Celtic qualify for Europa League despite slipping to Anderlecht defeat
Jozo Simunoviv’s own goal separated the sides in Glasgow.
Late Trimble try rescues unconvincing Ulster from Italian heartbreak
The visiting Benetton side were forced to undergo a rushed warm-up after the team bus was in a minor crash before the game.
Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours
The girl fell into a deep crevice during a family hike in the Swiss Alps.
'I was just really concerned for my kids': Irishman in Texas evacuated from house in boat
The full horrors of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey began emerging today.
Scottish international 'recovering at home' after being rescued from a river
Gary Mackay-Steven had been on a night out in Glasgow.
8-month-old in New York survived 3 days in a plastic bag after mother abandoned her
The girl’s mother, who is 17, faces charges of attempted murder.
CCTV footage shows man hit by bus in England escape without serious injuries
The man was crossing the street on Saturday morning when he was struck by the bus.
14-year-old girl caught by bystanders after falling 25 feet from amusement park ride
The ride at Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York has since been declared safe.
Gardaí to the rescue after dog found locked inside car in today's soaring temperatures
“Never lock animals in cars,” the gardaí warned.
Watch: All the goals from Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Austria
Meanwhile, Shane Duffy had a goal disallowed.
Lucky break for Poulter as he gets to keep his PGA Tour card after all
The English golfer thought he had lost his playing rights for 2018, but a rules change has worked in his favour.
Fire crews free boy after he got his hand trapped inside a cinema seat
The boy had been going to see the new Smurfs film with his family.
Dortmund's Bartra has operation on broken bone after being hit by blast debris
Goalkeeper Roman Burki has described what happened and given some information on team-mate Marc Bartra.
Louis Walsh's brother crash lands helicopter safely in New Jersey
The incident happened at Chatham in the US state last Friday.
Olympic sprinter Ellington surprised to be alive after 'horrific accident' in Spain
The Team GB athlete is recovering in hospital.
Cyclist escapes with her life after truck crushes her bike
The incident happened at the corner of Summerhill Parade at 8.45am.
Billionaire Richard Branson thought he was going to die after falling off his bike
He shared photos of his injuries today.
Dublin bike ends up under taxi in city centre collision
The cyclist was thrown clear from the collision but still received injuries to their leg.
Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port
The pups were set to be smuggled out of the country without pet passports or valid travel documents.
Somehow nobody was injured in this crash in Dublin
The two-car collision occurred on Hearse Road in Donabate, north County Dublin at around 10.30am yesterday morning.
4-year-old who was 'internally decapitated' in horrific crash to make a full recovery
The quick thinking of a passerby may have saved the young boy’s life.
'I was lucky I wasn't disqualified' - Djokovic on racquet that nearly hit official
But the world number one made light work of Tomas Berdych to book a semi-final spot against rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem.
Pilot escapes injury after plane crash on Tory Island
A spokesperson for The Air Accident Investigations Unit confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event.
'I can't put my family through that again' - Nick Blackwell retires from boxing
But the British fighter insists there are ‘no hard feelings’ towards Chris Eubank Jr following the bout that ended his career.