Call it skill, call it blind luck, but a little boy's alive because this Chinese trucker reacted as well as he did. Somehow, he dodged the kid and the very flammable nearby gas station when he jackknifes his semi. It's close calls like this that give you the cold chills!
There's no excusing irresponsible commuters like this reckless Chinese man. Late for lunch, he recklessly turns down a one-way street and forces his way through the oncoming traffic! As you might have predicted, his insane idea leads to a totally unnecessary motorcycle-on-car crash.
Hang gliding can be such a serene sport. Flying through the air like a bird is an incredible experience, and Larry's flight goes off beautifully. However, it's always the landings that count. Larry biffs this one in a big way, but don't worry he's just fine. Any landing you can walk away from, right? View Now
Things go from 100mph to zero in a hurry when risky gambles backfire on the track. A nudge is all it takes to send our guy primoracer spinning across the busy raceway... and right into oncoming racers! Looks like he'll need more than a wax to get out those nasty "scratches." View Now
There's no such thing as a "small fender bender" in a helicopter. If any solid object touches those swirling rotors, prepare for trouble! Top Austrian and Red Bull pilot Siegfried Schwarz has the unfortunate luck of clipping an airport terminal building during his landing. As chunks of terminal go flying, the Vietnam-era Bell AH-1 Cobra bursts into flames!
Nobody's hurt in the terror that follows, but we wish we could say the same about the poor Cobra.
We can't imagine a worse scene playing out when a towed trailer comes unhitched and mows down four chattering Brazilian teens walking home from school. The brutal impact has us fearing the worse, but authorities report that somehow, everyone survived the freak accident, minus some bruises, light fractures and stitches. View Now
We already know how dangerous (and illegal) train surfing is, but adrenaline junkie Alex Nomernoy seems intent on upping the stakes. What better place to be during an accident than literally hanging from the front of the train? Miraculously, all goes well and Alex avoids becoming a human pancake for now. View Now
A pilot was injured after a blimp advertising the PenFed Credit Union crashed and caught fire at the U.S. Open in Erin, Wisconsin near Milwaukee. Local reports state that the blimp deflated before the crash. First responders were on the scene shortly after the crash. Footage shows the huge eruption of flames from the crash site.
Witness shared footage of the blimp before and after it crashed.
The U.S. Open and Fox Sports reported that the blimp was not affiliated with their organizations. Goodyear Blimp also stated that the blimp was not affiliated with their company.
After witnessing close calls like Dimitris Kolliakos' it's safe to say we'll always bring a reserve chute on our skydives. Can you imagine how rough Dimitris' landing might have been if it wasn't for the second parachute slowing him down? View Now
Motorcyclists have to be prepared for stunts gone wrong or other drivers done wrong. YouTuber KIKANINAC found himself in the "I did wrong" while another motorcyclist in a Dash Cam Owners Australia video was victim to the carelessness of another. Either way, each rider is lucky to have made it out alive, the bikes... They needed some TLC. View Now
London purse snatchers get a whole lot of nothing when their would-be victim decides she's not cooperating. They zip away with the purse... but she's not letting go! Road rash is no laughing matter, but this determined Brit hangs onto her purse for so long that she wears out the bad guys and gets them to drop the bag.
We couldn't be prouder that this brave Estonian woman stood up to crime and singlehandedly ended a high-speed police chase! They say you never see the one that gets you... and this hefty purse is no exception.
A driver in Taylorsville, Utah did some quick thinking during a late night drive. His buddy was in the truck ahead when suddenly the brake lights came on, and the truck swerves out of the way, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with a driver speeding down the wrong way. The driver with the dashcam wasn't so lucky. His car is hit and spins around, but thankfully he's OK. Police are still searching for the wrong-way suspect who fled the scene.
Road accidents were "he said, she said" affairs for decades, but thanks to the ubiquitous dashcam every crash is recorded in (mostly) crystal clarity. What's your verdict on these next three wacky wrecks from Glock Wan and Dash Cam Owners Australia? View Now
This unexpected crash in France is enough to make any aviation buff cry. Especially considering the upside-down, wrecked plane looks like a vintage WWII Supermarine Spitfire! With only 35 known flyable Spitfires left (as of 2012), it's a shame this war relic met its end so anticlimactically. On the bright side, the pilot escapes unhurt. View Now
German police have their hands full when a crashed motorist hops aboard a stranger's moving car and won't get off the windshield. In fact, he starts kneeing the glass over and over as the panicked driver swerves all over the road in an unsuccessful attempt to knock the violent "hitchhiker" off. Police quickly end the bizarre shenanigans, but not before "Mr. Windshield Surfer" has launched himself into viral fame! View Now
One of the worst things about a fender bender is you won't see it coming until the moment it occurs. This driver in Fresno, California was cruising the streets with his daughter early in the morning enjoying the music on the radio. Suddenly, almost out of thin air the truck behind them smashed into the rear, frightening his daughter. Luckily, they were both OK.
When you tend to see something that downright angers you, you're likely to do something about it. View Now
Your best bet when merging onto busy freeways is to drive defensively, but this aggressive Aussieschool bus drivermust have missed that day's lesson in driver's ed. With an oncoming semi just feet away, our driver picks that moment to merge and invites total disaster. View Now
In this first video, a mechanic in Russia is caught doing the exact opposite of his job. He slides a little bit too much around the curve and turns a stunning Porsche 911 into an expensive junk pile. We don't think the owner is going to be happy with the service.
Switching over to a guy with a truck and a very bad idea. Please, do not try this yourself! With his truck perched up on a loading dock, he hits the gas and launches his truck off the side. Luckily, he wasn't hurt and the truck is fine, but we recommend simply backing up very slowly next time. View Now
We're still in awe that Rosie Gabrielle is traveling the Arabian Peninsula solo on her trusty motorcycle. It's one thing to cruise through the Middle East, but juggling vlogging and filmmaking is truly a supernatural feat. View Now
A small fortune goes up in flames when this guy's impressively large RC jet makes an unplanned airshow landing. We're not talking chump change either—just a cool $35K! The cause of the nose-dive is still unknown but last we saw, the toy jet was flying awfully low over those trees.
There's no better "distracted driving" PSA than this miraculous close call in a Canadian suburb. As Ope Aaron cruises down the neighborhood, a young boy darts out from behind a car chasing a bubble. Had Ope not been so focused on the road ahead, this story would probably have a much different ending. View Now
Riding those backcountry dirt trails with buddies is one of the best ways to wind down. But when the dirt outsmarts you, then what? This is how you shouldn't over rotate on your bike as seen in this Jukin Media clip.
If the dirt doesn't get you down, the bike might. What happens when a wheel spoke snaps? It might look a little something like this ViralHog video. View Now
Staying alert on the road is a practical virtue because it'll save you from wrecks like this. Almost out of nowhere a large tire comes bouncing down the road into oncoming traffic at full speed! The car immediately ahead swerves out of the rampaging tire's path... but the Russian guy behind our dashcam has no time to react before it crunches his entire hood and ricochets off in the opposite direction! View Now
Racing is a sport of many risks and rewards, endurodriver01 and Racer Dave know this truth all too well. You could be totally prepared and cruising without fail until something catches you by surprise. It's bound to happen when driving at extremely fast speeds. Good thing both of these drivers are educated and experienced in how to handle tricky situations. View Now
Close calls like this scary bicycle wreck don't always end as well. Even though Matthew Riddiough Boylan's clearly riding towards this sedan, the guy inside doesn't even look for or notice him when he turns directly in front of Matthew's path. By that point, all the poor cyclist can do is brace for what could've been a deadly impact. View Now
Everybody makes mistakes on the road, but you're basically a goner if you ever mix up the accelerator and gas pedal! We assume that's what happened to this poor driver in China—how else do you race backward into a canal when you were simply trying to park?
Almost crazier is this stunning surveillance video from Dongguan City. After launching his out-of-control sedan through a streetlight and several parked cars, the guy behind this wheel goes AWOL for more than 30 hours!