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* On July 25, 2009, UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Felipe Massa was hit in the face with a 40-kilogram spring while traveling at high speed. His injuries were life-threatening, but he made a full recovery and returned to racing the next season.

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* On July 25, 2009, UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Felipe Massa was hit in the face with a 40-kilogram 700-800 gram spring while traveling at high speed. His injuries were life-threatening, but he made a full recovery and returned to racing the next season.

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* One skit on ''Series/NotNecessarilyTheNews'' has a football player collapse on the field. At first, the play-by-play announcers are worried that he injured his knee since he just recovered from a knee injury, but it soon becomes clear that the player died from a heart attack. The announcers are then relieved that it wasn't his knees.


* In ''Pippin'', the Players explain how in the finale Pippin is supposed to [[SelfImmolation set himself on fire]] "for real" so he can have the perfect experience he's been looking for all the show. Pippin understandably objects: "Look, it's just that if this ''isn't'' it... I'm going to have a tough time trying something else."

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* In ''Pippin'', the Players explain how in the finale Pippin is supposed to [[SelfImmolation set himself on fire]] "for real" so he can have the perfect experience he's been looking for all the show. Pippin understandably objects: "Look, it's just that if this ''isn't'' it... [[{{Understatement}} I'm going to have a tough time trying something else."]]"


* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
** While filming the final fight scene for ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', Creator/ViggoMortensen was nearly killed when a stuntman accidentally threw a real knife (the stunt called for a rubber fake, for obvious reasons) straight at his head; due to the swordsman skills he learned (and/or sheer luck), he managed to deflect it. He also nearly drowned in ''The Two Towers'' when he was caught in an undertow filming the scene where Aragorn is floating down the river.
** During filming for Sam's big emotional moment at the end of ''Fellowship of the Ring'', Creator/SeanAstin stepped on a large shard of glass that went right through his foot. Luckily they managed to get him airlifted to get it removed and fixed.

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** While filming the final fight scene for ''The ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing The Fellowship of the Ring'', Ring]]'', Creator/ViggoMortensen was nearly killed when a stuntman accidentally threw a real knife (the stunt called for a rubber fake, for obvious reasons) straight at his head; due to the swordsman skills he learned (and/or sheer luck), he managed to deflect it. He also nearly drowned in ''The Two Towers'' when he was caught in an undertow filming the scene where Aragorn is floating down the river.
** During filming for Sam's big emotional moment at the end of ''Fellowship ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing The Fellowship of the Ring'', Ring]]'', Creator/SeanAstin stepped on a large shard of glass that went right through his foot. Luckily they managed to get him airlifted to get it removed and fixed.


* During the 2014 UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Japanese Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car in heavy rain and crashed. He was unhurt, but while his car was being retrieved by a crane, Jules Bianchi lost control at the same spot and crashed into the crane, suffering head injuries that he ultimately succumbed to in July 2015. The drivers had been split on whether the race should have continued as long as it had, because the track was still soaked and it was getting dark and hard to see where the puddles were. (To make matters more galling, many of the support races had been moved to earlier in the day because a ''typhoon'' was predicted to make landfall, but not the F1 race itself.) Bianchi's death prompted the FIA to introduce the "halo" head protection device starting in 2018.

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* During the 2014 UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Japanese Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car in heavy rain and crashed. He was unhurt, but while his car was being retrieved by a crane, Jules Bianchi lost control at the same spot and crashed into the crane, suffering head injuries that he ultimately succumbed to in July 2015. The drivers had been split on whether the race should have continued as long as it had, because the track was still soaked and it was getting dark and hard to see where the puddles were. (To make matters more galling, many of the support races had been moved to earlier in the day because a ''typhoon'' was predicted to make landfall, but not the F1 race itself.) Bianchi's death prompted the FIA to introduce the "halo" head protection device starting in 2018.



** On the first lap of the 2000 Italian Grand Prix, Rubens Barrichello and Heinz-Harald Frentzen collided at the ''Variante della Roggia'' chicane, then struck Jarno Trulli and David Coulthard, eliminating all four cars. A wheel that had been torn from one of the cars[[note]]reports vary as to whether it came off Frentzen's car or Trulli's[[note]] struck fire marshal Paolo Gislimberti, killing him instantly. Just four races later, at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve ran into the back of Ralf Schumacher; his right-rear wheel detached, flew through a narrow gap in the catch fencing, and struck track marshal Graham Beveridge, who was also killed instantly. As a direct result of these incidents, the FIA increased both the strength and the number of tethers on each wheel, to stop them flying off so easily during crashes.

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** On the first lap of the 2000 Italian Grand Prix, Rubens Barrichello and Heinz-Harald Frentzen collided at the ''Variante della Roggia'' chicane, then struck Jarno Trulli and David Coulthard, eliminating all four cars. A wheel that had been torn from one of the cars[[note]]reports vary as to whether it came off Frentzen's car or Trulli's[[note]] Trulli's[[/note]] struck fire marshal Paolo Gislimberti, killing him instantly. Just four races later, at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve ran into the back of Ralf Schumacher; his right-rear wheel detached, flew through a narrow gap in the catch fencing, and struck track marshal Graham Beveridge, who was also killed instantly. As a direct result of these incidents, the FIA increased both the strength and the number of tethers on each wheel, to stop them flying off so easily during crashes.

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* During the season-ending 1995 Australian Grand Prix, Mika Hakkinen was catapulted into the wall at 120mph after a tyre failure, resulting in severe injuries including a fractured skull and a blocked airway. His life was saved by an emergency tracheotomy, and not only did he recover in time to take part in the 1996 season, he went on to become a two-time world champion and the greatest rival to Michael Schumacher during his period of dominance.


* During the last race of the 2011 UsefulNotes/IndyCar season, Dan Wheldon - who had won the Indianapolis 500 that year - was involved in a major accident that flung his car, cockpit first into the catch fence, tearing away the safety hoop and giving Dan unsurvivable head injuries. He died later that day, and the race was canceled after 12 laps due to Wheldon's death and how long it was taking to make repairs; the accident was one of the most violent in recent memory. The race was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which [=IndyCar=] had not raced at for years, and in that time, the track had been reconfigured specifically for NASCAR. Factors included the narrowness of the track and the simple fact that there were 34 cars (keep in mind, this is bigger than the Indianapolis 500 field). The huge pack that quickly formed, combined with several rookies racing on a track they had zero experience on, conspired to create a massive 15-car pileup, killing Wheldon, seriously injuring Will Power, J.R. Hildebrand, and Pippa Mann, and severely damaging both the catch fence and the racing surface itself.

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* During the last race of the 2011 UsefulNotes/IndyCar season, Dan Wheldon - who had won the Indianapolis 500 that year - was involved in a major accident that flung his car, cockpit first car cockpit-first into the catch fence, tearing away the safety hoop and giving Dan unsurvivable head injuries. He died later that day, and the race was canceled after 12 laps due to Wheldon's death and how long it was taking to make repairs; the accident was one of the most violent in recent memory. The race was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which [=IndyCar=] had not raced at for years, and in that time, the track had been reconfigured specifically for NASCAR. Factors included the narrowness of the track and the simple fact that there were 34 cars (keep in mind, this is bigger than the Indianapolis 500 field). The huge pack that quickly formed, combined with several rookies racing on a track they had zero experience on, conspired to create a massive 15-car pileup, killing Wheldon, seriously injuring Will Power, J.R. Hildebrand, and Pippa Mann, and severely damaging both the catch fence and the racing surface itself.



* During the second practice session of 2016 Catalonia motorcycle Grand Prix, [=Moto2=] rider Luis Salom lost his life when he fell down at the Europcar corner. As the bike hit the air-fences and bounced upwards, Salom ended up slid directly underneath the bike, resulting in the bike crushing Salom's body. The practice session was stopped immediately and he was rushed to the hospital, but he died at 16:50 local time. As a result, the event temporarily switched to the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne layout to reduce speed in the part where Salom crashed, before said track layout changes were made mandatory in the following season.

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* During the second practice session of 2016 Catalonia motorcycle Grand Prix, [=Moto2=] rider Luis Salom lost his life when he fell down at the Europcar corner. As the bike hit the air-fences and bounced upwards, Salom ended up slid sliding directly underneath the bike, it, resulting in the bike crushing Salom's body. The practice session was stopped immediately and he was rushed to the hospital, but he died at 16:50 local time. As a result, the event temporarily switched to the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne layout to reduce speed in the part where Salom crashed, before said track layout changes were made mandatory in the following season.



* The most notorious accident at the Le Mans 24 hours took place in 1955, when Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz went out of control due to a glancing collision, crashed into a stand full of spectators at high speed, and caught fire, fuelled by the high magnesium content in the bodywork. Levegh and 83 spectators were killed, driving significant safety improvements in motor racing.

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* The most notorious deadliest accident at the Le Mans 24 hours in motorsport history took place in 1955, when Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz went out of control due to a glancing collision, crashed into a stand full of spectators at high speed, and caught fire, fuelled by the high magnesium content in the bodywork. Levegh and 83 spectators were killed, driving significant safety improvements in motor racing.



* in July 2015, UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Jules Bianchi succumbed to head injuries he suffered during a driving rain in the 2014 Suzuka Grand Prix, where he lost control of his car and crashed into the tractor that was removing the stricken car of Adrian Sutil. Other racers were split on whether the race should have continued as long as it had because the track was still soaked and it was getting dark and hard to see where the puddles were. (To make matters more galling, many of the support races had been moved to earlier in the day because a ''typhoon'' was predicted to make landfall, but not the F1 race itself.)
* On August 22, 2015 IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a massive head injury when the nosecone on Sage Karam's car came off when he hit the wall and hit Wilson in the head. He died the next day, prompting renewed calls for open-wheel cars to have closed cockpits, being the latest in a series of incidents where drivers have suffered head injuries from being hit by objects and coming less than two months after Jules Bianchi's death from head injuries.

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* in July 2015, During the 2014 UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Jules Bianchi succumbed to head injuries he suffered during a driving rain in the 2014 Suzuka Japanese Grand Prix, where he Adrian Sutil lost control of his car in heavy rain and crashed. He was unhurt, but while his car was being retrieved by a crane, Jules Bianchi lost control at the same spot and crashed into the tractor crane, suffering head injuries that was removing the stricken car of Adrian Sutil. Other racers were he ultimately succumbed to in July 2015. The drivers had been split on whether the race should have continued as long as it had had, because the track was still soaked and it was getting dark and hard to see where the puddles were. (To make matters more galling, many of the support races had been moved to earlier in the day because a ''typhoon'' was predicted to make landfall, but not the F1 race itself.)
) Bianchi's death prompted the FIA to introduce the "halo" head protection device starting in 2018.
* On August 22, 2015 IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a massive head injury when the nosecone on Sage Karam's car came off when he hit the wall and hit Wilson in the head. He died the next day, prompting renewed calls for open-wheel cars to have closed cockpits, being the latest in a series of incidents where drivers have suffered head injuries from being hit by objects and coming less than two months after Jules Bianchi's death from head injuries.(see above).



* One of the more gruesome deaths in motorsports was that of NASCAR Sportsman Division driver Russell Phillips in 1995. The accident involved his car being shoved roof-first against the track's catch fence and ground at high-speed. The roof was quickly sheared away, leaving Phillips to be literally [[LudicrousGibs tore apart]] by the force.
* In the 1996 Dakar rally, Laurent Gueguen, driving a Mercedes support truck, got caught up in a fight between the Moroccan army and rebels, then hit a landmine, causing his truck to explode and killing him instantly. His co-drivers survived.
* On August 31, 2019, French Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert was killed in an accident at Spa Francorchamps, when his car hit a barrier trying to avoid a spinning car, and bounced back into traffic, followed by being t-boned by American Juan Manuel Correa who had nowhere to go, utterly destroying both cars. The race was immediately red-flagged, then canceled shortly thereafter, due to the injuries suffered by Hubert.

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* One of the more gruesome deaths in motorsports motorsport was that of NASCAR Sportsman Division driver Russell Phillips in 1995. The accident involved his car being shoved roof-first against the track's catch fence and ground at high-speed. The roof was quickly sheared away, leaving Phillips to be literally [[LudicrousGibs tore torn apart]] by the force.
* In the 1996 Dakar rally, Rally, Laurent Gueguen, driving a Mercedes support truck, got caught up in a fight between the Moroccan army and rebels, then hit a landmine, causing his truck to explode and killing him instantly. His co-drivers survived.
* On August 31, 2019, French Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert was killed in an accident at Spa Francorchamps, when his car hit a barrier trying to avoid a spinning car, car and bounced back into traffic, followed by being t-boned by American Juan Manuel Correa who had nowhere to go, utterly destroying both cars. The race was immediately red-flagged, then canceled shortly thereafter, due to the injuries suffered by Hubert. Correa himself only narrowly survived.



* You don't even need to be a driver to risk dying in motorsports. For example, in the last race of the 1990 NASCAR season, while coming down pit road, Ricky Rudd spun out and accidentally crushed Bill Elliott's right rear tire changer Mike Ritch between their two cars, fatally injuring him. This incident led to the implementation of pit road speed limits in NASCAR.

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* You don't even need to be a driver to risk dying in motorsports. For example, in motorsport:
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the last race of the 1990 NASCAR season, while coming down pit road, Ricky Rudd spun out and accidentally crushed Bill Elliott's right rear tire changer Mike Ritch between their two cars, fatally injuring him. This incident led to the implementation of pit road speed limits in NASCAR.NASCAR.
** On the first lap of the 2000 Italian Grand Prix, Rubens Barrichello and Heinz-Harald Frentzen collided at the ''Variante della Roggia'' chicane, then struck Jarno Trulli and David Coulthard, eliminating all four cars. A wheel that had been torn from one of the cars[[note]]reports vary as to whether it came off Frentzen's car or Trulli's[[note]] struck fire marshal Paolo Gislimberti, killing him instantly. Just four races later, at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve ran into the back of Ralf Schumacher; his right-rear wheel detached, flew through a narrow gap in the catch fencing, and struck track marshal Graham Beveridge, who was also killed instantly. As a direct result of these incidents, the FIA increased both the strength and the number of tethers on each wheel, to stop them flying off so easily during crashes.



* Radio traffic reporter Jane Dornacker[[note]]also a punk rocker, comedian, and [[BattleaxeNurse the formidable Nurse Murch]] in the 1983 movie Film/TheRightStuff[[/note]] of WNBC in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity died on October 22, 1986, when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e6sfiylUGY her helicopter crashed]] right in the middle of her traffic report. Her last words were, "The outbound Lincoln Tunnel looks a lot better for you. In New Jersey... Hit the water! Hit the water!" It's likely that she yelled for her pilot to hit the water because six months earlier she had been in a similar helicopter crash while doing a traffic report. That helicopter crashed into the Hackensack River in New Jersey. Both she and her pilot survived and were able to swim to shore. However, in the second crash, the helicopter clipped a chain-link fence and flipped over, trapping Dornacker and her pilot underwater in the Hudson River (Her pilot was seriously injured, but survived).

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* Radio traffic reporter Jane Dornacker[[note]]also a punk rocker, comedian, and [[BattleaxeNurse the formidable Nurse Murch]] in the 1983 movie Film/TheRightStuff[[/note]] of WNBC in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity died on October 22, 1986, when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e6sfiylUGY her helicopter crashed]] right in the middle of her traffic report. Her last words were, "The outbound Lincoln Tunnel looks a lot better for you. In New Jersey... Hit the water! Hit the water!" It's likely that she yelled for her pilot to hit the water because six months earlier she had been in a similar helicopter crash while doing a traffic report. That helicopter crashed into the Hackensack River in New Jersey. Both she and her pilot survived and were able to swim to shore. However, in the second crash, the helicopter clipped a chain-link fence and flipped over, trapping Dornacker and her pilot underwater in the Hudson River (Her (her pilot was seriously injured, but survived).



* On September 10th, 1983, American tennis linesman Dick Wertheim was officiating at the 1983 US Open when an errant serve by a then 13-year-old Stefan Edberg [[GroinAttack struck him in the groin]]... and caused him to [[DeathByFallingOver fall out of his chair backward, then hit his head on the hardcourt]]. He died in the hospital five days later.

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* On September 10th, 1983, American tennis linesman Dick Wertheim was officiating at the 1983 US Open when an errant serve by a then 13-year-old 17-year-old Stefan Edberg [[GroinAttack struck him in the groin]]... and caused him to [[DeathByFallingOver fall out of his chair backward, then hit his head on the hardcourt]]. He died in the hospital five days later.



** On July 13th, 1967, British cyclist Tom Simpsons died during stage 13 of UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance, cycling up Mont Ventoux. The official cause of death was heart failure caused by exhaustion. He had taken amphetamines and alcohol prior to the incident

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** On July 13th, 1967, British cyclist Tom Simpsons died during stage 13 of UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance, cycling up Mont Ventoux. The official cause of death was heart failure caused by exhaustion. He had taken amphetamines and alcohol prior to the incidentincident.


* During practice for the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, Lotus driver Martin Donnelly suffered a massive accident in which his seat was torn from the cockpit and thrown clear of the debris. He suffered brain and lung contusions, and leg fractures so severe that his right leg nearly had to be severed. The injuries ended his Formula One career, but he made a full recovery and went on to race in smaller sports car events instead.



** Remarkably, Kubica returned to racing in late 2012, first competed in rallying before beginning to campaign a possible return to Formula One in 2017 despite his right arm being much weaker than normal due to the injury. And against all odds, [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/46300009 Kubica]] ''[[https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/140248/williams-announces-kubica-2019-f1-comeback has]]'' [[https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.kubica-to-make-fairy-tale-f1-racing-return-with-williams-in-2019.6zTE6l2mVGA6OiG60MoY2W.html returned]] to Formula One in 2019.

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** Remarkably, Kubica returned to racing in late 2012, first competed in rallying before beginning to campaign a possible return to Formula One in 2017 despite his right arm being much weaker than normal due to the injury. And against all odds, [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/46300009 Kubica]] ''[[https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/140248/williams-announces-kubica-2019-f1-comeback has]]'' did]]'' [[https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.kubica-to-make-fairy-tale-f1-racing-return-with-williams-in-2019.6zTE6l2mVGA6OiG60MoY2W.html returned]] return]] to Formula One in 2019. 2019 - he was a shadow of his former self, but it's incredible that he was able to compete ''at all''.



* The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans had a number of major crashes, of which Allan [=McNish=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZJPir6NaHY massive crash]] is probably the best remembered one. All that was left of his car was the cockpit crash pod, which thankfully had done its job and allowed [=McNish=] to walk away from the accident without a scratch. 2011 was also the first year that the organizers had mandated 'fins' on the prototypes, and it's widely believed without the fin keeping the car stable and level, the crash could have been much worse. 2011 was ''also'' the first year that Audi used a closed-cockpit car...

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* The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans had a number of major crashes, of which Allan [=McNish=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZJPir6NaHY massive crash]] is probably the best remembered one. All that was left of his car was the cockpit crash pod, which thankfully had done its job and allowed [=McNish=] to walk away from the accident without a scratch. 2011 was also the first year that the organizers had mandated 'fins' on the prototypes, and it's widely believed that without the fin keeping the car stable and level, the crash could have been much worse. 2011 was ''also'' the first year that Audi used a closed-cockpit car...



* Right at the end of the 2015 Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, moments before Dale Earnhardt, Jr. crosses the line to win the race, a chain reaction crash happened behind him after Denny Hamlin accidentally tapped the rear-end of Kevin Harvick's #4 Chevrolet. Austin Dillon, who was right behind Hamlin, hit Hamlin's car at such an angle that it flipped over and flew roof-first into ''the catch fence''. The force of the impact with the catch fence was so immense, it tore the engine away from the car and pretty much brought the car to a near-full stop. The car then landed upside-down and slowly spun to the exit of the pit-road when Brad Keselowski's #2 Ford impacted his car after Brad spun out due to oil spilled from the crash. Amazingly, Dillon walked out unharmed, although 5 fans were injured from debris flying from Dillon's catch fence impact.

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* Right at the end of the 2015 Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, moments before Dale Earnhardt, Jr. crosses crossed the line to win the race, a chain reaction crash happened behind him after Denny Hamlin accidentally tapped the rear-end of Kevin Harvick's #4 Chevrolet. Austin Dillon, who was right behind Hamlin, hit Hamlin's car at such an angle that it flipped over and flew roof-first into ''the catch fence''. The force of the impact with the catch fence was so immense, it tore the engine away from the car and pretty much brought the car to a near-full stop. The car then landed upside-down and slowly spun to the exit of the pit-road when Brad Keselowski's #2 Ford impacted his car after Brad spun out due to oil spilled from the crash. Amazingly, Dillon walked out unharmed, although 5 fans were injured from debris flying from Dillon's catch fence impact.



** Dannii Minogue also had a similar snake related incident.

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* Creator/LucilleBall nearly drowned while filming an episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'' when her and Vivian Vance's characters get trapped in a flooding shower stall. Vance realized that something was wrong and pulled Ball to safety and ad-libbed until Ball was able to catch her breath and resume her lines. The crew and studio audience were completely unaware that anything had gone wrong.


* Music/MichaelJackson narrowly avoided this ''twice'' within fiften years, but both accidents would permanently affect his career and health:

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* Music/MichaelJackson narrowly avoided this ''twice'' within a decade, but both accidents would permanently affect his career and health:

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* Music/MichaelJackson narrowly avoided this ''twice'' within a decade, fiften years, but both accidents would permanently affect his career and health:


* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman , who suffered severe but not life-threatening head injuries ((sheets had been erected while he was transferred to the ambulance, and before an official announcement was made, social media was flooded with rumors that Newman had died or was awake and talking; the moderators of NASCAR's Reddit page did a sterling job clamping down on these rumors); he was released two days later, but has been replaced for the time being by Ross Chastain. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.

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* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman , Newman, who suffered severe but not life-threatening head injuries ((sheets (sheets had been erected while he was transferred to the ambulance, and before an official announcement was made, social media was flooded with rumors that Newman had died or was awake and talking; the moderators of NASCAR's Reddit page did a sterling job clamping down on these rumors); he was released two days later, but has been replaced for the time being by Ross Chastain. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs of the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.


* Coming to the checkered flag of the 2013 [=Drive4COPD=] 300 (the NASCAR Nationwide Series, now Xfinity Series, race run the day before the Daytona 500), Regan Smith was spun by Brad Keselowski while the latter was pushing the former. This started a chain reaction that saw rookie Kyle Larson fly nose-first into the catch fence in the tri-oval, ripping the engine from the car and sending debris and the front tires flying into the grandstands. 33 spectators were injured, one critically, but thankfully, nobody died. Larson was uninjured and walked away from the car. Tony Stewart, who had been passed by multiple cars with two laps to go, cut through the grass (going below the yellow line to avoid a wreck is legal) to win the race, tying the late Dale Earnhardt for total Daytona wins. However, due to the crash, Stewart did not celebrate in victory lane. After the wreck, pushing was banned in all three national series, bringing an end to the much-maligned two-car tandem that had dominated the Nationwide Series since the 2011 introduction of the new cars (the practice was forcibly ended the year before in the Sprint Cup Series by way of a new superspeedway aero package aimed at returning to classic pack racing).

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* Coming to the checkered flag of the 2013 [=Drive4COPD=] 300 (the NASCAR Nationwide Series, now Xfinity Series, race run the day before the Daytona 500), Regan Smith was spun by Brad Keselowski while the latter was pushing the former. This started a chain reaction that saw rookie Kyle Larson fly nose-first into the catch fence in the tri-oval, ripping the engine from the car and sending debris and the front tires flying into the grandstands. 33 spectators were injured, one critically, but thankfully, nobody died.died (though there were rumors on social media that someone had died). Larson was uninjured and walked away from the car. Tony Stewart, who had been passed by multiple cars with two laps to go, cut through the grass (going below the yellow line to avoid a wreck is legal) to win the race, tying the late Dale Earnhardt for total Daytona wins.wins; it was ultimately his final Nationwide Series win prior to retiring in 2016. However, due to the crash, Stewart did not celebrate in victory lane. After the wreck, pushing was banned in all three national series, bringing an end to the much-maligned two-car tandem that had dominated the Nationwide Series since the 2011 introduction of the new cars (the practice was forcibly ended the year before in the Sprint Cup Series by way of a new superspeedway aero package aimed at returning to classic pack racing).



* In the 2018 [=IndyCar=] Pocono 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay nearly ended up with a literal faceful of car in an incident with Robert Wickens, where the former was accidentally spun out by the latter, who then climbed over his car into the catch fence, followed by Wickens' car smacking Hunter-Reay's roll bar mere inches above his head, breaking it. He came out of it unscathed, however. Wickens didn't, breaking both ankles, his right arm, one vertebra, and suffering a pulmonary contusion. This [[https://www.cbc.ca/sports/wickens-crash-hunter-reay-head-protection-1.4796713 further renewed]] calls for further head protection in open-wheel cars, either in the form of a windscreen, a Formula One-style halo, or a fighter jet-style closed cockpit.

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* In the 2018 [=IndyCar=] Pocono 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay nearly ended up with a literal faceful of car in an incident with Robert Wickens, where the former was accidentally spun out by the latter, who then climbed over his car into the catch fence, followed by Wickens' car smacking Hunter-Reay's roll bar mere inches above his head, breaking it. He came out of it unscathed, however. Wickens didn't, breaking both ankles, his right arm, one vertebra, and suffering a pulmonary contusion. This [[https://www.cbc.ca/sports/wickens-crash-hunter-reay-head-protection-1.4796713 further renewed]] calls for further head protection in open-wheel cars, either in the form of a windscreen, a Formula One-style halo, or a fighter jet-style closed cockpit. Starting in 2020, [=IndyCar=] will introduce an aeroscreen, and has also dropped Pocono from the schedule due to them finally realizing the track was too dangerous for high-speed open-wheeled cars, and consequently replaced it with Richmond, a short track that hasn't been run by the series since 2009.



* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman, who suffered severe but not life-threatening head injuries. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.

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* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman, Newman , who suffered severe but not life-threatening head injuries.injuries ((sheets had been erected while he was transferred to the ambulance, and before an official announcement was made, social media was flooded with rumors that Newman had died or was awake and talking; the moderators of NASCAR's Reddit page did a sterling job clamping down on these rumors); he was released two days later, but has been replaced for the time being by Ross Chastain. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.


* Ghanaian percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah, a former member of the prog rock groups Music/{{Can}} and Traffic, died of a cerebral hemorrhage while performing at a Jimmy Cliff concert in Sweden in 1983.

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* Ghanaian percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah, a former member of the prog rock prog-rock groups Music/{{Can}} and Traffic, died of a cerebral hemorrhage while performing at a Jimmy Cliff concert in Sweden in 1983.



* Lucha Libre wrestler Wrestling/SilverKing died of a heart attack in London during a match with Juventud Guerrera in May 11th, 2019.

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* Lucha Libre wrestler Wrestling/SilverKing died of a heart attack in London during a match with Juventud Guerrera in on May 11th, 2019.



** The only other NFL player who died during any official on-field activity was Minnesota Vikings tackle [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korey_Stringer Korey Stringer]], who died of heat stroke during a pre-season practice in 2001.

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** The only other NFL player who died during any official on-field activity was Minnesota Vikings tackle [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korey_Stringer Korey Stringer]], who died of heat stroke heatstroke during a pre-season practice in 2001.



* The 1928 production ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark_%281928_film%29 Noah's Ark]]'', directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz, had three stuntmen drowning in the scene of the flood (plus [[TroubledProduction the main actress getting pneumonia, one of the actors breaking two ribs, and an extra needing a leg amputation]]). This film directly led to the creation of the Screen Actor's Guild to prevent such a thing from happening again.

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* The 1928 production ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark_%281928_film%29 Noah's Ark]]'', directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz, had three stuntmen drowning in the scene of the flood (plus [[TroubledProduction the main actress getting pneumonia, one of the actors breaking two ribs, and an extra needing a leg amputation]]). This film directly led to the creation of the Screen Actor's Actors Guild to prevent such a thing from happening again.



* Daredevil and flat Earth conspiracy theorist "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in the February 2020 crash of his homemade steam-powered rocket. The launch was being filmed for the Science Channel series ''Homemade Astronauts''. Hughes had been attempting to launch himself in his rocket for years in his attempts to prove his beliefs, but had been blocked several times because he refused to test his vehicle or file for permits, and his only two successful launches had proven to be life-threatening: He was seriously injured from the first attempt in 2014 and made a hard landing on the second attempt in 2018.

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* Daredevil and flat Earth conspiracy theorist "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in the February 2020 crash of his homemade steam-powered rocket. The launch was being filmed for the Science Channel series ''Homemade Astronauts''. Hughes had been attempting to launch himself in his rocket for years in his attempts to prove his beliefs, beliefs but had been blocked several times because he refused to test his vehicle or file for permits, and his only two successful launches had proven to be life-threatening: He was seriously injured from the first attempt in 2014 and made a hard landing on the second attempt in 2018.



* The death of ChampCar driver Greg Moore at the final race of 1999 at Fontana Motor Speedway was a collection of ironies - after a season saddled with an uncompetitive Mercedes engine, Moore was due to join Penske for 2000 - they ultimately won the next two titles. On the Friday of the meeting Moore was knocked off his scoote in a paddock accident, fracturing his hand - he was only cleared to drive (from the back of the grid) on the morning of the race. On lap ten he lost control, left the track, went across an access road, and the car barrel-rolled, with the car's Black Box registering the impact at 154g. Moore was pronounced dead during the race, although the teams weren't informed until later.

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* The death of ChampCar driver Greg Moore at the final race of 1999 at Fontana Motor Speedway was a collection of ironies - after a season saddled with an uncompetitive Mercedes engine, Moore was due to join Penske for 2000 - they ultimately won the next two titles. On the Friday of the meeting Moore was knocked off his scoote scooter in a paddock accident, fracturing his hand - he was only cleared to drive (from the back of the grid) on the morning of the race. On lap ten he lost control, left the track, went across an access road, and the car barrel-rolled, with the car's Black Box registering the impact at 154g. Moore was pronounced dead during the race, although the teams weren't informed until later.



* Les Harvey, the guitarist for Scottish rock band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted live on stage in 1972. During a soundcheck, he took hold of a microphone; unfortunately, his hand was covered in sweat (which, given its salt content, is a great conductor). A roadie tried to save him by unplugging the amp, but the damage was done. An accident very like this one - possibly based on it, possibly a coincidence - featured in an educational film for young children about the dangers of electricity in the mid-90s.

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* Les Harvey, the guitarist for Scottish rock band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted live on stage in 1972. During a soundcheck, he took hold of a microphone; unfortunately, his hand was covered in sweat (which, given its salt content, is a great conductor). A roadie tried to save him by unplugging the amp, but the damage was done. An accident very like this one - possibly based on it, possibly a coincidence - featured in an educational film for young children about the dangers of electricity in the mid-90s.mid-'90s.



* During a 2010 outdoor concert by the Irish-Czech indie folk duo [[Film/{{Once}} The Swell Season]], a man killed himself by jumping off from scaffolding near the amphitheater and landed on the stage, mere inches from lead singer Glen Hansard. In fact, the jumper ''would have killed Hansard'' if he had landed just a couple of feet closer.

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* During a 2010 outdoor concert by the Irish-Czech indie folk indie-folk duo [[Film/{{Once}} The Swell Season]], a man killed himself by jumping off from scaffolding near the amphitheater and landed on the stage, mere inches from lead singer Glen Hansard. In fact, the jumper ''would have killed Hansard'' if he had landed just a couple of feet closer.



** While filming the final fight scene for ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', Creator/ViggoMortensen was nearly killed when a stuntman accidentally threw a real knife (the stunt called for a rubber fake, for obvious reasons) straight at his head; due to the swordsman skills he learned (and/or sheer luck) he managed to deflect it. He also nearly drowned in ''The Two Towers'' when he was caught in an undertow filming the scene where Aragorn is floating down the river.

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** While filming the final fight scene for ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', Creator/ViggoMortensen was nearly killed when a stuntman accidentally threw a real knife (the stunt called for a rubber fake, for obvious reasons) straight at his head; due to the swordsman skills he learned (and/or sheer luck) luck), he managed to deflect it. He also nearly drowned in ''The Two Towers'' when he was caught in an undertow filming the scene where Aragorn is floating down the river.



* As dramatised in ''Film/Rush2013'', UsefulNotes/NikiLauda was in the brink of death when his Ferrari collided with an embankment, burst into flames, and made contact with Brett Lunger's Surtees-Ford car. His face got nearly burned to a crisp, and the toxic fumes emanating from the wreckage damaged his lungs and blood. The injuries Niki endured were so serious that the doctors initially thought he was a lost cause and called a priest to administer the last rites to him; Lauda somehow lived to tell the tale and was able to finish ''fourth place'' in the Italian GP no more than a month after the incident that nearly killed him.

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* As dramatised in ''Film/Rush2013'', UsefulNotes/NikiLauda was in the brink of death when his Ferrari collided with an embankment, burst into flames, and made contact with Brett Lunger's Surtees-Ford car. His face got nearly burned to a crisp, and the toxic fumes emanating from the wreckage damaged his lungs and blood. The injuries Niki endured were so serious that the doctors initially thought he was a lost cause and called a priest to administer the last rites to him; Lauda somehow lived to tell the tale and was able to finish ''fourth place'' in the Italian GP no more than a month after the incident that nearly killed him. (He ultimately passed away in 2019.)



* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman, who suffered severe but not life threatening head injuries. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.

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* Coming to the checkered flag for the 2020 Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was knocked into the outside wall by Ryan Blaney, who was attempting to bump draft him, which caused his car to roll onto its roof. He was subsequently struck on the driver's side roof by Corey [=LaJoie=], which crushed the roof in. It took fifteen minutes to extract Newman, who suffered severe but not life threatening life-threatening head injuries. Many commentators mentioned that he had worked with NASCAR to strengthen the roofs the cars after his flips in 2003 (which famously ripped out his back suspension) and 2009, which may have saved his life.



* Greg Page, one of the founding members of the children's music group Music/TheWiggles, had to retire in 2006 because of his failing health. In January 2020, during a reunion benefit concert to raise funds for bushfire victims, Page suffered a cardiac arrest just off-stage and had to be resuscitated. He survived, but missed the second scheduled show the following night.

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* Greg Page, one of the founding members of the children's music group Music/TheWiggles, had to retire in 2006 because of his failing health. In January 2020, during a reunion benefit concert to raise funds for bushfire victims, Page suffered a cardiac arrest just off-stage and had to be resuscitated. He survived, survived but missed the second scheduled show the following night.



* On November 21, 2005, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%99%C3%AD_Fischer Jiri Fischer]] suffered a heart attack on the bench during a Detroit Red Wings/Nashville Predators game, collapsing at the end of the bench. A cardiac defibrillator and quick acting doctors who were seconds away saved his life, though he too never played another competitive game. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Peverley Rich Peverley]] suffered a similar event in 2014 and also survived. He too ended up retiring.

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* On November 21, 2005, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%99%C3%AD_Fischer Jiri Fischer]] suffered a heart attack on the bench during a Detroit Red Wings/Nashville Predators game, collapsing at the end of the bench. A cardiac defibrillator and quick acting quick-acting doctors who were seconds away saved his life, though he too never played another competitive game. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Peverley Rich Peverley]] suffered a similar event in 2014 and also survived. He too ended up retiring.



* The 1937 Austrian film ''The Charm of Theatre/LaBoheme'' revolves around a pair of opera singers whose romance mirrors that of Rodolfo and Mimí in Puccini's opera. In the end they sing together in one last ''Bohéme'' performance, but the sickly heroine really does die in Mimí's death scene, with [[AllPartOfTheShow no one realizing it until after the curtain falls.]]

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* The 1937 Austrian film ''The Charm of Theatre/LaBoheme'' revolves around a pair of opera singers whose romance mirrors that of Rodolfo and Mimí in Puccini's opera. In the end end, they sing together in one last ''Bohéme'' performance, but the sickly heroine really does die in Mimí's death scene, with [[AllPartOfTheShow no one realizing it until after the curtain falls.]]



* On the ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "Show Stopper", an {{expy}} of Music/LadyGaga and Series/HannahMontana is incinerated onstage during a concert, and later dies from her injuries.[[labelnote:*]]It later turns out that the performer onstage was merely a doppelganger; the real singer had been confined to a bedroom in a Miami flat.[[/labelnote]]

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* On the ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "Show Stopper", an {{expy}} of Music/LadyGaga and Series/HannahMontana is incinerated onstage during a concert, concert and later dies from her injuries.[[labelnote:*]]It later turns out that the performer onstage was merely a doppelganger; the real singer had been confined to a bedroom in a Miami flat.[[/labelnote]]



* Subverted in the penultimate episode of the fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman.'' [=BoJack=] and his costar/girlfriend Gina are filming a scene from his detective show ''Philbert'' where Gina's character confronts Philbert (played by [=BoJack=]) about having been the murderer all along, causing Philbert to lash out and choke Gina's character. However, due to [=BoJack=]'s SanitySlippage from his painkiller addiction and his anger against Gina for confronting him on that, [[spoiler:he keeps choking her after the director yells cut, without even realizing he's doing it.]] It's highly implied that [[spoiler:[=BoJack=]]] would have killed Gina if Mr. Peanutbutter had not pulled him off of her. This is the incident that pushes [=BoJack=] to [[spoiler:go into rehab.]]

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* Subverted in the penultimate episode of the fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman.'' [=BoJack=] and his costar/girlfriend co-star/girlfriend Gina are filming a scene from his detective show ''Philbert'' where Gina's character confronts Philbert (played by [=BoJack=]) about having been the murderer all along, causing Philbert to lash out and choke Gina's character. However, due to [=BoJack=]'s SanitySlippage from his painkiller addiction and his anger against Gina for confronting him on that, [[spoiler:he keeps choking her after the director yells cut, without even realizing he's doing it.]] It's highly implied that [[spoiler:[=BoJack=]]] would have killed Gina if Mr. Peanutbutter had not pulled him off of her. This is the incident that pushes [=BoJack=] to [[spoiler:go into rehab.]]


* Almost happened a few times during the production of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. When they filmed the scene where the bridge is detonated, a chunk of debris flew not six feet from Creator/ClintEastwood's head and it would have meant his death if it hit him.

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* * ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Almost happened a few times during the production of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. production.
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When they filmed the scene where the bridge is detonated, a chunk of debris flew not six feet from Creator/ClintEastwood's head and it would have meant his death if it hit him.

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