Frane Selak

(born 1929) is a Croatian music teacher
famous for his numerous escapes from fatal accidents:

In January, 1962, Selak was traveling via train
from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik.
However, the train suddenly derailed
and plunged into an icy river, killing 17 passengers.
Selak managed to escape only suffering
a broken arm and minor scrapes and bruises.

The following year, while flying from Zagreb to Rijeka
the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane.
Although 19 others were killed, he suffered only minor injuries
and miraculously landed in a haystack.

In 1966, he was riding on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river.
Four others were killed, but Selak managed to escape unharmed.

In 1970, he managed to escape before
a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car in flames.

In 1973, another of Selak's cars caught fire,
forcing fire through the air vents.
He suffered no injuries save the loss of most of his hair.

In 1995, he was hit by a city bus,
but once again suffered minor injuries.

In 1996 he escaped when he drove off a cliff
to escape an oncoming truck.
He managed to land in a tree, and watched
as his car exploded 300 feet below him.

In 2003 he won $1,000,000 dollars
in the Croatian lottery, and stated that
"The power of the Kuni'c Stopa,
(rabbit's foot) is undeniable".
Nuff said.

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