25 People Who Came Close To Death Tell Their Terrifying Story

14. Our car rolled down a hill with me stuck inside of it

“So I grew up on a farm on the Welsh/English border (so lots of hills). When I was 7 I went with my dad in the car up one of the fields because he was fixing the fence at the top of the hill. He left me in the car in the backseat whilst he went to work. In my boredom I decided to climb to the front of the car, in doing so I stepped on the handbrake and the car started to roll down the hill and pick up speed.

So as this happened I panicked and had no idea what to do, I’m not a religious person but in that moment I just remember being calm and praying to be alright as the car headed for a whole load of trees at the end of the field. Then I looked to the right and saw my dad sprinting alongside working his way to the front of the car, he jumped in and slammed on the breaks and managed to control it to a stop. This was promptly followed by ‘Don’t tell Mum about this.'” — captmonkeyman

15. I fell through ice and struggled in the water

“I broke trough the ice of a pond when I was 5 years old. I managed to get back out by myself. I was there with a friend, who was also 5 years old, so I don’t think he could have done anything when I would’ve drowned… It was a pond in our neighborhood and we weren’t supposed to be there alone. After I was out, I only thought about how to hide that from my mother — which didn’t work because my clothes were wet. But she wasn’t even mad, I think she just was happy that I lived.” — samzi87 

16. I stopped myself from committing suicide

“8 weeks ago, I sat on the edge of a highway bridge, 10m above concrete, deciding if I would let myself fall forward or not…

I rocked back and forth for about an hour and a half until I decided that I would swallow it all for a while longer. Got back down and went home…” — Chemistry_Jeppie


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