Video of five people’s close calls with death

  • There’s nothing like looking over at a massive tree that just fell a few feet to the right of you and thinking, “If I had just been standing in a slightly different place I’d now be dead.” Thankfully, all the potential disasters in this video were avoided, but I’m sure every single one of the people depicted in them came out of the experiences with a new perspective on life. Well, except maybe the drunk guy stumbling in the middle of the road.

  • Simon Owens is a journalist living in Washington, DC. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Email him at [email protected]