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FLObserver
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Jacksonville
Member since Nov 2005
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So whats the closest you have come to death ??
The jesus take the wheel story has me interested?
I'll start . My first was when i was in college i was driving from school on a rainy day and passed over a draw bridge here in jax. Upon crossing the bridge i decided to change lanes and didnt know that the metal crossing are like Ice when wet. I was going a good 50 mph and almost did a 360 crossing lanes and trying to control the vechicle. I could have easily crashed into the wall or went off the bridge but some how managed to stay on the road. When i got off the bridge to the next red light the guy behind me pulls up to me and says how did you pull that off? I just looked at him with this look like i have no idea

My second story was me being an idiot. We recently had a hurricane heading our way so i decided to cut down one of the pines next to my house that was leaning towards the house. So my idea was that if i could get to the the top of the tree i could get the rope to pull the tree away from the house once i cut the bottom. Well the tree was leaning pretty bad so i figured i'd start the cut in the middle of the tree. This was about 3 stories up. Well i get the rope to the top of the tree and i start the cut in the middle. Everything is good but for some reason the tree isnt breaking in the middle as myself, wife and daughter are pulling the rope at the top of the tree. My bright self goes back up the ladder to make one more cut to the middle. Well as i start the cut the top of the tree that was leaning towards the house breaks loose sling shots me about 5 yards backwards and down about 3 stories to the ground. I land on my back on the ground.

Well the only thing that saved me was there was a wall of vines and thorns behind me that snagged me . Each throne was about a half inch long.
When i hit the ground i couldn't move. My wife comes running over she said can you move? i told her don't move me i had a back full of thorns wedged in my back. That was why i didn't want to move. I went to the emergency room the next day and hadnt broken anything but my back was shredded. I guess thats the price i paid for being stupid .
Oh and the tree didnt fall on the house. Those were my close calls. Lets here your stories OT? I know Darth has died already and comeback so i guess no one can top that one.
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YoungManOldMan
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
I ain’t reading all that this early


Breesus
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
I almost died from boredom reading your op


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dred24
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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latter


You must have hit your head.


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CharlesLSU
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
Literally several times in my early years. From driving like an idiot to getting drunkenly lost in the Lower 9th Ward for 2-4 hours.......had been in the quarter.

ETA: one true time was a bad wreck where a buddy was driving. Flipped several times in a cane field. Seatbelt truly saved me.
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Perrydawg
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
16 years old. Riding on back roads near my house with two friends in the bed of the truck. I come around a corner and there is a truck riding in the middle of the road so I swerve to miss it and over correct and start to fishtail. My friends bailed out of the back of the truck before it started to roll. I did not have a seat belt on so one minute I am in the truck and next I am laying on the pavement and see the truck flipping into the woods. I broke my collarbone, but things could have been much much worse.


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Jackie Chan
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Hong Kong
Member since Sep 2012
3538 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
Right now.

Now.

Now.
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Yellerhammer5
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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My bright self goes back up the latter


BRgetthenet
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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thats the price i paid for being stupid .




The price for being that stupid should be higher.


starsandstripes
Army Fan
Georgia
Member since Nov 2017
11897 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
TLDR

I post from the year 2099. It's worse than death out here. Can't afford sex bots and no porn on the TIDS (transcranial information delivery system).


tigers win2
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3192 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
White water rafting the. Class V rapids of the Upper Gauley River in WV. At the Pillow Rock section. I got forced underwater unexpectedly. Could not hold my breath any longer and happened to pop up. Entire 10 person raft flipped a few seconds later. A women from Tennessee died in the same spot the next day.

All on film because it was the area the guide photographer set up. I'm in the back right corner. You can see me go under and then later pop up gasping for air. I didn't post the entire series of pics so images are a bit choppy in time.

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FLObserver
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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I ain’t reading all that this early


Fully expected comments like this but didn't want to leave out all the juicy detail


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LSU Wayne
LSU Fan
Walker
Member since Apr 2005
3593 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
I once rode shotgun, while my wife drove, in the rain, while it was still dark, during that time of the month.


Hussss
Auburn Fan
Jackson, TN
Member since Oct 2016
2450 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
ICU close to a month after appendix ruptured at only 5 years old. Fever got way up there many times. Asked my parents who was singing those sweet songs to me but they heard nothing. Saw the white light tunnel and heard “you can’t come yet, you still have work to do.” It felt like the best sleep I have ever had in my life. Looking forward to going back one day.

No joke.
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FLObserver
LSU Fan
Jacksonville
Member since Nov 2005
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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The price for being that stupid should be higher.


I guess it wasn't my time
I must have been put here for a greater purpose


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DuckManiak
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
About 9 years old I was racing my brother on bikes down a fairly busy residential road. We were taking up a lane and a car was coming towards us at about 30 mph. I started pulling away and my brother hit my back tire and caused me to fall into the car's lane. Car must have only missed my head by a couple of inches. My mom was behind us and freaked the frick out.


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tigersownall
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Thibodaux
Member since Sep 2011
10945 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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Fl


Florida?

quote:

me being an idiot


Checks out.


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Sidicous
LSU Fan
Middle of Nowhere
Member since Aug 2015
5749 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
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So whats the closest you have come to death ??


Either the armed robbery with a knife to my throat from behind where 2 of the 3 guys talked the 3rd from killing me.

Or,

Like the OP, hydroplaning across a 2 lane rural highway through (as in between cars) oncoming traffic, coming to a stop on the opposite shoulder facing my original travel direction. It was a complete 720 degree spin, a double spin.

The robbery was stupid too. I was running a fireworks stand in a cotton field in MS late June. Had been onsite for 2 days with only the $100 cash in mostly coin change to open with and the guys had stopped earlier to fill out job apps. Cops had them in jail within hours.


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MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
22876 posts

re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
at 6 months old , had pneumonia, doctor told my parents to make funeral arrangements.


danfraz
LSU Fan
San Antonio TX
Member since Apr 2008
22745 posts
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re: So whats the closest you have come to death ??
Been pretty lucky in vehicles. Many near misses over the years, last after Katrina, Dodge Ram something slid all over a wet 1-10, lucky it was 5 in the morning.


Recently I would say the cancer. Stage IV in Feb 2016, Doc said another week and I'd have been toast. After removal of several internal organs, I'm still here 22 months later so that's the closest that wasn't a "instant death" I guess


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