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#Lucky Escape

# lucky-escape - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Fernando Alonso somehow walked away from this horrifying, high-speed crash unharmed
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Fernando Alonso somehow walked away from this horrifying, high-speed crash unharmed

Mar 20th 2016, 10:00 AM 9,952 Views 8 Comments

The Spaniard admitted afterwards that he was lucky to be alive.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Ellie Goulding nearly drowned after driving over frozen lake in Norway
# Goodness Gracious
# Goodness Gracious

Ellie Goulding nearly drowned after driving over frozen lake in Norway

Jan 26th 2016, 8:42 AM 37,142 Views 40 Comments

She had to escape through the roof of her vehicle.

# lucky-escape - Monday 4 January, 2016

German international lost all his holiday possessions in Dubai hotel fire
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

German international lost all his holiday possessions in Dubai hotel fire

Jan 4th 2016, 1:30 PM 10,314 Views 7 Comments

Ron-Robert Zieler’s room at The Address hotel was gutted on New Year’s Eve.

# lucky-escape - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck
# California
# California

Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck

Dec 10th 2015, 6:08 AM 11,422 Views 12 Comments

He went through two compaction cycles.

# lucky-escape - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Morgan Freeman in emergency plane landing
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Morgan Freeman in emergency plane landing

Dec 6th 2015, 10:00 AM 23,905 Views 15 Comments

Thankfully the actor escaped without injury.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'She was trembling': Blind cow rescued from River Suir
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

'She was trembling': Blind cow rescued from River Suir

Aug 12th 2015, 11:55 PM 19,157 Views 27 Comments

It’s likely she had been in the water since yesterday.

# lucky-escape - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Man flagged down by hitch-hikers ends up being hijacked
# Appeal
# Appeal

Man flagged down by hitch-hikers ends up being hijacked

Jul 25th 2015, 12:51 PM 32,771 Views 33 Comments

The man picked up the two men in the early hours of this morning.

# lucky-escape - Friday 24 July, 2015

Watch the dramatic moment a freight train smashed into a limo
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Watch the dramatic moment a freight train smashed into a limo

Jul 24th 2015, 3:10 PM 16,022 Views 15 Comments

Don’t worry, no one was injured.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Dramatic video shows toddler rescued from scorching hot car
# Kansas
# Kansas

Dramatic video shows toddler rescued from scorching hot car

Jul 21st 2015, 10:29 AM 26,867 Views 26 Comments

The two-year-old was saved from the car in temperatures of 101 degrees Fahrenheit.

'Thanks for not eating me': Shark survivor surfer hails 'warrior' mate who came to his rescue
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

'Thanks for not eating me': Shark survivor surfer hails 'warrior' mate who came to his rescue

Jul 21st 2015, 9:05 AM 20,736 Views 15 Comments

The 34-year-old three-time world champion fought off a large shark during the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province on Sunday.

# lucky-escape - Monday 6 July, 2015

Somehow, nobody was seriously hurt following this horror crash at Daytona
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Somehow, nobody was seriously hurt following this horror crash at Daytona

Jul 6th 2015, 12:43 PM 4,207 Views 4 Comments

And the driver only had a couple of bruises.

# lucky-escape - Friday 29 May, 2015

'Drunk Irishman' goes for a sleep on Berlin railway tracks, wakes up to massive bill
# Ich Bein Ein Hungover
# Ich Bein Ein Hungover

'Drunk Irishman' goes for a sleep on Berlin railway tracks, wakes up to massive bill

May 29th 2015, 11:38 AM 46,613 Views 52 Comments

That’ll hurt in the morning.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Billboard fell off wall and onto woman
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Billboard fell off wall and onto woman

May 12th 2015, 7:50 PM 39,379 Views 27 Comments

The woman was pinned to the ground from her waist down.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Two bags of bombs were left near army base in residential area
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Two bags of bombs were left near army base in residential area

May 5th 2015, 1:59 PM 10,747 Views 7 Comments

The bags were left by a fence and were set to explode at 11.35pm last night.

# lucky-escape - Saturday 18 April, 2015

WATCH: A skydiver survived this terrifying landing
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

WATCH: A skydiver survived this terrifying landing

Apr 18th 2015, 6:23 PM 19,580 Views 19 Comments

Ouch.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

VIDEO: Bus swallowed by massive sinkhole, carried away on flooded river
# Must Watch
# Must Watch

VIDEO: Bus swallowed by massive sinkhole, carried away on flooded river

Mar 25th 2015, 7:22 PM 15,629 Views 10 Comments

The passengers were unharmed.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

A 15 foot drop into a roadside fence ... but no-one was injured in this nasty-looking crash
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

A 15 foot drop into a roadside fence ... but no-one was injured in this nasty-looking crash

Jan 28th 2015, 9:49 AM 11,623 Views 4 Comments

The driver and passenger were both wearing their seatbelts, gardaí said.

# lucky-escape - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Seagull gets killed by cricket ball, resurrects and receives standing ovation
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Seagull gets killed by cricket ball, resurrects and receives standing ovation

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:58 PM 7,352 Views 3 Comments

Miracles do happen.

# lucky-escape - Monday 29 December, 2014

Daughter of Indonesian pilot begs "Papa come home, I still need Papa"
# Missing Plane
# Missing Plane

Daughter of Indonesian pilot begs "Papa come home, I still need Papa"

Dec 29th 2014, 9:20 PM 41,572 Views 82 Comments

It’s feared the AirAsia jet may be at the bottom of the sea.

# lucky-escape - Thursday 11 December, 2014

British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games

Dec 11th 2014, 8:26 PM 3,094 Views 2 Comments

Both athletes were left shaken but unharmed after the incident.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Peruvian footballer struck by lightning during match survives despite reports suggesting he had died
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Peruvian footballer struck by lightning during match survives despite reports suggesting he had died

Dec 10th 2014, 5:34 PM 5,531 Views 5 Comments

A linesman was also injured in the freak accident.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Family saves puppy with jug stuck on its head for two months
# Puppy Stuck
From The Daily Edge
# Puppy Stuck

Family saves puppy with jug stuck on its head for two months

Nov 25th 2014, 4:53 PM 4,045 Views 0 Comments

Puppy in a bucket, I know, I know, it’s serious.

# lucky-escape - Friday 21 November, 2014

Shocking crash photo is stark warning of dangers on the roads
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Shocking crash photo is stark warning of dangers on the roads

Nov 21st 2014, 2:42 PM 35,191 Views 28 Comments

The driver is in hospital and was “inches away” from a head injury.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Heart-stopping footage of a train ploughing into an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks
# Lucky Escape
From The Daily Edge
# Lucky Escape

Heart-stopping footage of a train ploughing into an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks

Oct 7th 2014, 9:07 AM 2,720 Views 0 Comments

Luckily nobody was killed in the accident.

# lucky-escape - Monday 6 October, 2014

Spectators miraculously avoid injury after dangerous rally crash
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Spectators miraculously avoid injury after dangerous rally crash

Oct 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 5,776 Views 4 Comments

Incredibly, nobody was hurt at the Jolly Rally in Italy over the weekend.

# lucky-escape - Sunday 7 September, 2014

'Shocked' boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar
# Out Of Control
# Out Of Control

'Shocked' boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar

Sep 7th 2014, 11:29 AM 24,271 Views 25 Comments

The men were thrown from their vessel after hitting a buoy. The boat then sped away from the scene and crashed into the shore.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Couple in their 80s hospitalised after car crashes into river
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Couple in their 80s hospitalised after car crashes into river

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:28 PM 26,073 Views 47 Comments

It happened at a bridge over the Boyle River in Roscommon at around 2pm this afternoon.

# lucky-escape - Monday 30 June, 2014

Irish woman run over by three New York subway trains, walks away with a broken shoulder
# Luck Of The Irish
# Luck Of The Irish

Irish woman run over by three New York subway trains, walks away with a broken shoulder

Jun 30th 2014, 10:45 PM 49,052 Views 61 Comments

The 22-year-old managed to roll between the tracks.

# lucky-escape - Friday 13 June, 2014

Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons

Jun 13th 2014, 6:32 PM 19,423 Views 66 Comments

It is believed that someone made a deliberate attempt to kill the birds – the public is being asked to help protect the peregrines.

# lucky-escape - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood

Jun 5th 2014, 7:57 AM 11,409 Views 9 Comments

Despite crashing into a housing estate and exploding, no one was injured in the incident.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Germany's World Cup preparations shook as two players involved in car crash
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Germany's World Cup preparations shook as two players involved in car crash

May 28th 2014, 9:54 AM 6,596 Views 1 Comment

Luckily, both Benedikt Howedes and Julian Draxler came away from the incident unhurt.

# lucky-escape - Friday 31 January, 2014

Yikes! Thankfully, no-one was hurt when this massive boulder smashed through an Italian farmyard
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Yikes! Thankfully, no-one was hurt when this massive boulder smashed through an Italian farmyard

Jan 31st 2014, 8:30 PM 28,538 Views 31 Comments

That’s settled it. We’re never leaving the country again.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa involved in car crash in the Falklands
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa involved in car crash in the Falklands

Jan 21st 2014, 9:54 AM 3,150 Views 5 Comments

Ardiles needed more than 20 stitches while his former Spurs and Argentina team-mate was a passenger in the car, according to reports.

# lucky-escape - Saturday 11 January, 2014

After 3 days stuck in a frozen drainpipe, this cat has a nice warm home
# Lucky Escape
From The Daily Edge
# Lucky Escape

After 3 days stuck in a frozen drainpipe, this cat has a nice warm home

Jan 11th 2014, 4:56 PM 2,246 Views 1 Comment

Piper was ‘muddy, emaciated and hypothermic’. But he made it!

# lucky-escape - Friday 6 December, 2013

Watch BASE jumper slam into cliff in stomach-churning video
# Ouch
From The Daily Edge
# Ouch

Watch BASE jumper slam into cliff in stomach-churning video

Dec 6th 2013, 5:15 PM 2,042 Views 2 Comments

Some people do this for fun.

# lucky-escape - Friday 22 November, 2013

Dog survives 90km ride stuck in bumper after being hit by car
# Miracle Dog
From The Daily Edge
# Miracle Dog

Dog survives 90km ride stuck in bumper after being hit by car

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 26,119 Views 27 Comments

The pooch named Victory is now looking for a new home.

# lucky-escape - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

The luckiest scooter rider in the world
# Aaaargh
From The Daily Edge
# Aaaargh

The luckiest scooter rider in the world

Nov 5th 2013, 8:35 AM 2,221 Views 1 Comment

Wait for it…

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Deer's incredible escape from car caught on camera
# Oh Deer
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Deer

Deer's incredible escape from car caught on camera

Oct 30th 2013, 10:30 PM 3,196 Views 1 Comment

That’s a clean pair of hooves.

# lucky-escape - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Miracle escape from speeding train caught on CCTV
# Near Miss
From The Daily Edge
# Near Miss

Miracle escape from speeding train caught on CCTV

Sep 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 10,548 Views 17 Comments

Watch the nail-biting near miss in Brisbane.

# lucky-escape - Friday 6 September, 2013

Parked car totally flattened by runaway lorry, nobody hurt
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Parked car totally flattened by runaway lorry, nobody hurt

Sep 6th 2013, 8:57 AM 22,796 Views 21 Comments

The truck also crashed into a house in Utah – but the occupants were all in another room.