Small incidents happen every day and we tend to neglect them, because they cause little to no damage, and we almost immediately forget about them; however, on other occasions we realize that we just missed something far worse, and we remember these situations for a longer time. Such narrow misses are a thing worth capturing on a photo to share with everyone else.
The following list contains fifteen of the most unbelievable near misses that will probably make you look at them at least twice.
1. Text messages do not get any better than this
Talking about near misses, the greatest thing you could probably lose is your life. This person here was apparently on the edge and even a tiny step beyond, but the image says it all and the bad moments were obviously left in the past.
2. It looks as if they did it on purpose
This biker was really lucky and had amazing reflexes. We don’t know if the person in the SUV pressed the accelerator rather than stepping on the brakes by mistake, but it is visible that after hitting the bike once, the vehicle accelerated until it completely crushed the two-wheeled speed machine.
3. This would probably never happen again anywhere
This is what luck looks like. Not only that the tiny aquarium survived, but most of the water and the fish are still inside, and everything looks almost as if nothing happened at all.
4. This huge rock could have easily crushed any vehicle
Even the biggest SUV has zero chances against this boulder. It was surely a near miss, because it landed right in the middle of the lane. Imagine seeing this thing falling in front of your car – it would be a sight you would never forget.
5. Here’s how you should never cross a railroad
Everything seemed calm, until the train appeared out of nowhere and almost hit the woman with the hoodie. She looked like she knew her way around, but we are not sure why she looked only in the opposite direction, and she probably had her headphones on, because she did not appear to hear the train coming.
6. This one is unbelievable
Here is one more reason to never go out during a hurricane storm. This plank managed to pierce the tree, driven by the force of the hurricane. Now imagine if this was a human instead of a tree. The might of these storms is horrifying.
7. Going off-road could turn out to be very dangerous
If you think that you’re invincible in your big SUV, you’re very wrong; just take a look here. This person was a few inches away from a horrible injury or even death, when this piece of wood pierced through the Jeep in the most bizarre way.
8. You are about to see one very lucky and brave man who was determined to finish his call
This dirt bike could have easily killed the man who avoided the collision, but he seemed rather unimpressed by what happened and simply continued his call. We wonder who he was talking to.
9. Here’s one lucky car owner
This is probably the nearest possible miss considering the circumstances. The huge tree branch is maybe less than an inch away from the paint. It was definitely worth taking a few pictures.
10. This doesn’t happen every day
The people in the car were probably not seriously injured, but it could have been a lot worse if the car was speeding just a bit more prior to the collision. The road barricades are put there for a reason and this one definitely did a good job.
11. No, it’s not a movie scene
You will probably find it hard to believe, but this was not a stunt for an action movie; it was a real road accident. Notice that even the opened door on one of the vehicles did not even touch the person with the hat. Being lucky does not even begin to describe this.
12. This is what you call a near miss
The darts arrow missed this person’s toe by just fractions of an inch, and we all know how much pain that would have caused. But, when you think about it, it could be a mock-up; after all, there’s no video of the actual event.
13. This driver fought for the second place and almost hit the track walls
There were actually a few narrow misses here, and the driver’s reactions were the reason he was able to finish second in one piece. And from another point of view, it was an accidental demonstration of skills that the fans probably loved.
14. Sometimes smartphones seem to have unexpected features
Nobody probably thought that a smartphone could prevent someone from cutting a limb with a chainsaw, but this was exactly what happened with the owner of this device. It’s a one of a kind event and the smartphone deserves some credit for its rigid construction.
15. Money can literally save your life, apparently
The story behind these coins is that they saved their owner’s life. He was a WWI soldier who got hit by a German bullet, but the coins took the actual hit. It sounds like a fairytale, but it might be true.