accidents

Cars Exploding In Drag Races Look Like They Are Made Out Of Jelly

Video: The NHRA put together this gnarly video compilation of wild rides from the first half of the 2014 season and it’s just nuts. These drag races look a lot more like horizontal rocket launches crossed with the flames of Ghost Rider than the cars you and I drive.


Confused Google Street View Driver Ignores Street Signs, Crashes

You’d think a guy driving a car with “Google Maps” written on the door would never get lost. But a Street View driver in Arkansas, US proved that user error knows no bounds, going the wrong way down a one-way street, busting an illegal U-turn, allegedly blowing a red light and hitting another car. Hope you turned the camera off, bud.


Three Different Accidents In 30 Seconds In One Intersection In Russia

Video: Driving in Russia is flirting with death — watch these three accidents happening in 30 seconds. First, the grey van violently rams itself into the car in front of it. The red car cuts off the dash cam and skids by. And then the original grey van zooms into the intersection and gets smashed sideways by a bus and an SUV. What the hell, Russia. What the hell, grey van.


Out-Of-Control Lift Crashes Into Building Roof In Terrible Accident

Chilean newspaper Publimetro (in Spanish) reports on the terrible accident suffered by 30-year-old José Vergara: A malfunctioning lift launched him across an entire building and into the roof, going through 34 storeys in just 15 seconds. Reportedly, he suffered major fractures on his back and hips.


Virtually Tour The Path Of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.


Flying Tyre Crashes Into A Car On The Road

Imagine cruising down the freeway, possibly on your way to a weekend away from the city, singing songs with your BFF, making future plans about what to do in August, thinking about what kind of food to grab when… SMACK. A flying tyre crashes itself into your car barely missing your windshield.


Motocross Rider Misses Curve, Miraculously Survives Huge Fall

This unfortunate motocross rider appeared to misread a corner and throttled at just the wrong moment during a race in the US state of New Jersey. He ended up being propelled into the top of a tree and — according to comments left at the end of this YouTube clip — survived with some serious injuries.


Compilation Of Aircraft Crashes Avoided At The Last Second

I knew that all the aeroplanes and helicopters in this compilation of fatal accidents avoided at the last second weren’t going to crash. I knew nobody got injured or died. I knew all these things and yet I was curling my toes and found of myself saying “ffffffuuuuu” with every one of them.


Blue Mountains' Plane Crash Caught On Video, Saved By Giant Parachute

Thanks to a parachute, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft narrowly avoided crashing into a home in Lawson, NSW yesterday. Yes, that’s right, a plane parachute. They are indeed a thing and the aircraft’s four occupants have its existence to thank for, well, their existence.


Aussie Passenger Films One Of His Aeroplane's Engines On Fire

Here’s one horrible nightmare: Sitting on your aeroplane and seeing one of the engines on fire. That’s what happened to Brad McCoy’s BAE 146 airliner on its way to Barrow Island. Fortunately, the pilot was able to make a successful emergency landing at Perth.