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Shirtless man narrowly avoids disaster when he flips his ride-on lawnmower

Shirtless man flips his ride-on lawnmower – and narrowly avoids the spinning blades

  • Tasmanian man Flinders Johnston was almost crushed by a ride-on lawn mower
  • Johnston was attempting to get the mower over a dirt bike jump at the time 
  • The machine toppled backwards and only missed Johnston by inches

A man was nearly crushed by a ride-on lawn mower after trying to drive it over a dirt bike jump.

Flinders Johnston was riding the Cox ride-on lawn mower up a steep incline when the heavy machine tipped backwards. 

Footage captured the terrifying moment the mower’s blades narrowly missed Johnston’s face and chest by inches. 

Tasmanian man Flinders Johnston (pictured) narrowly avoided being crushed by a ride-on lawn mower after trying to get it over the top of a dirt bike jump 

At one point during the fall the ride-on lawn mower missed Johnston's head by inches (pictured) before it flipped him back onto his feet

At one point during the fall the ride-on lawn mower missed Johnston’s head by inches (pictured) before it flipped him back onto his feet 

His eyes light up with fear as he notices the lawn mower coming for his face but at the very last moment it misses him. 

The mower comes so close to crushing Johnston that it grazes the tip of his hair on the way past. 

As he jumps up and scurries away from the crumbing machine the mower blades are seen still rotating. 

‘Holy s***!,’ a friend is heard saying as both men laugh nervously. 

They then give each other a fist bump as the mower blades continue to run in the background. 

The video drew the attention of many social media users quick to point out how lucky Johnston was.  

‘And it was in this moment, that he knew he has f’d up,’ one user wrote. 

‘This **** almost died for an insta vid,’ another added. 

‘How did you not die?’ a third added. 

The video has been viewed more than 36,000 times since it was posted.  

The lawn-mower blades were still going as Johnston was seen scurrying away from the near miss (pictured)

The lawn-mower blades were still going as Johnston was seen scurrying away from the near miss (pictured)

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