- Gallery of close calls and narrow escapes shows how lucky some individuals have been when facing calamity
- One image shows how a driver came face-to-face with death when his car came to rest on a near 100ft edge
- Another shows the utterly perfect moment an iPhone was saved from destruction by the shape of a toilet
There is nothing worse than the feeling you get deep down when gazing upon the smashed remains of that smartphone you’ve just let slip.
But then, nothing can compare to the joy of when divine intervention strikes and saves your device from certain destruction.
And the same can be said for the other fortunate individuals featured in this gallery of near misses and close calls who, by the skin of their teeth, all narrowly avoided certain calamity thanks to nothing more than sheer luck.
Unbelievably, one striking shot shows how a driver came face-to-face with death when his car came to rest, teetering on a 100ft edge.
Another slightly less dramatic – though still just as remarkable – snap shows how dozens of expensive-looking plates were spared thanks to the sturdy door of the cabinet they’re stacked in failing to budge.
But whether it’s a narrow escape for a fortunate driver on the motorway, or a close shave for squirrel inside a tree condemned for the woodchipper — having Lady Luck on your side can often mean the difference between life and death.
Before the water-resistant iPhone 7 was released, any contact your older phone had with water could have destroyed your device. If it wasn’t for this toilet, this older model would have been bricked
A major headache was avoided here when this lucky individual’s set of keys just happened to land across the gap between an elevator and landing
Lady luck was certainly shining down on these motorists whose cars lived to drive another another thanks to the fortunate way these trees collapsed
Less than an inche more and this man would likely never have worked with his hand again. Realising just how very lucky he had been, he decided to take a picture of his destroyed glove
A sawdust-covered squirrel is happy to be alive after the tree trunk he was hiding out in was sawed in half
The driver of this car managed to keep their head after narrowly avoiding a huge segment of sharp sheet metal that penetrated his windscreen
Unbelievably, this striking shot shows how a driver came face-to-face with death when his car came to rest, teetering on a near 100ft edge
Either this lorry driver has driven through this tunnel before or his gamble with the height of his vehicle has paid off (by the skin of his teeth!)
Now, the questions here is how are these plates going to be safely recovered when the cabinet door is next opened?
Not only has this car managed to escape destruction, the way the tree has collapsed means traffic can still pass freely underneath it
It’s hard to say whether this car was parked in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time
It could have been a painful trip to the hospital and a tetanus shot for this man, but luckily, the nail managed to pierce only the outer layer of his skin