20 People Who Cheated Death and Lived to Tell the Tale


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 Threenewz 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.

Lucky coins

“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

This driver should go buy like a hundred lottery tickets today.

This driver should go buy like a hundred lottery tickets today.

Perfectly shaped

Falling trees can be unpredictable, but this one fell in such a perfect and weird way.

Just unbelievable

Pierced through the skin on the heel and didn’t cause any damage.

The shark bite

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.

Close call

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

Nifty gadget

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?

Blizzardly saved

“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.”

Do you have your own miracle stories? Please share with us in the comments!