World China’s Luckiest Driver: “Saved By Not Wearing Seatbelt.”

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Chinese are finally celebrating a happy tale from the chaos of their nation’s roads – the driver of this vehicle apparently somehow managed to survive the impact of a truckload of metal bars almost unscathed.

    The incident unfolded in China’s Zhejiang province. The driver involved had no number plate, so upon seeing police he immediately tried to perform a U-turn in the middle of a busy road, at which point he collided with a taxi in the opposite lane.

    After losing control of his vehicle he collided with a three wheeled truck carrying a cargo of steel frame, which shed its load into his windscreen.

    Amazingly, he avoided total perforation by throwing himself into the passenger seat, as in addition to missing a number plate he was apparently not wearing a seatbelt either. The poles missed his head “by a few cm.”

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  2. camelCase

    camelCase The Case of the Mysterious Camel.

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    Two wrongs make a right?
     
  3. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    Holy crap, what a freak accident.

    Well, once a while it can happen such a thing.
    But that doesn't mean you shouldn't wear seat belts!
     
  4. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    Final Destination: China.

    He might be killed off by Death soon after barely escaping.
     
  5. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    Thats not luck. Luck would have been had he sat there and the bars went perfectly around him. He had time to react, and he lived because of his reaction, not "luck". ;)
    There is nothing more to this story than some guy not wearing a seatbelt had a fast reaction time.
     
  6. MasterOfRa

    MasterOfRa New Member

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    Lol. There is no such thing as luck IMO, although irritatingly there are some statements that the English language cannot make without using the word.
     
  7. xPass

    xPass All aboard the xPass Express!

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    He's quick!
     
  8. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    Bingo. :thup:
     
  9. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    As far as saying that there is no such thing as luck you must prove that. LOL

    Anyways: He can still call himself lucky after such accident!
     
  10. YourFace

    YourFace <span style="color:#9C9C9C;"><strong>Runner Up - T

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    Not really, since Luck was never proven either...
     
  11. Zakyath

    Zakyath Member

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    Luck can be used either in a descriptive or a prescriptive way. Luck is when something good happens that is beyond one's control, without regard to one's will, intention, or desired result. This does exist. In the presciptive sense, luck is a supernational force, which existence can be discussed.
     
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  12. Jedimindtrixxx

    Jedimindtrixxx ┻━┻ ︵ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ︵ ┻━┻

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    no, but three rights make a left!
     
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  13. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    Did anyone else notice how... Suggestive the ads on that site are? o_O Am I seriously the only one?!
     
  14. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    They are legal in Japan, else that site would've been shut down from a long time ago.
     
  15. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    I can fly. Obviously it's true, because you can't prove I can't. :)
    That is horrible logic sir, think about it...

    Why? Because he thinks hes lucky? I think I'm superman, because as stated above, I can fly. So I am going to call myself superman and have every right to do so, because I think I'm superman. It's okay that I'm not really superman, because I think I am.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial
     
  16. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    eh superman?
    I don't think someone would even imagine/belive or whatever such a thing even after an accident. Lucky or Not. That would be pretty nuts, I admit that. LOL
    But you Just would feel lucky you did survive that day. There's nothing wrong with that.

    And btw: It's not Just about how quick he was. And the poles metal bars could hit the car in lower level area.
    So. hmm Just saying
     
  17. Blackveiled

    Blackveiled Formerly, Ban-Lord

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    Are you guys seriously arguing over luck existing? Of course it exists. Maybe not the way you think of it, but luck is only being successful through the low odds you already have. This guy is lucky because he survived. Yes his wits helped out and he survived, however his luck was dramatically increased by doing so.

    He was destined to die if he hadn't moved. He still could have died, but he did not. He was lucky.
     
  18. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    If he was lucky he never would have been in the situation.
     
  19. Blackveiled

    Blackveiled Formerly, Ban-Lord

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    It could go either way.
     
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  20. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    No, it can't.
     

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