He survived a train wreck, a car crash, a plane explosion and he even won the lottery!
We’ve always wished we were lucky at most times in our lives. From something as simple as hitting the target in an amusement park or something as big as winning the lottery, when something bad happens to us, we often times blame our luck or blame the fact that whatever happened to us was just karma. At often times we find ourselves at the mercy of destiny and we often look up to God to try and fix the horrendous fate we are in.
Luck is something we wish we have and when we see someone hit a lucky strike, we end up either getting envious of that person or end up getting really frustrated with our situation. Imagine being labeled as unlucky or clumsy or even accident prone. Frane Selak is an incredibly unlucky man who always finds himself amidst an accident. On the other hand, he’s quite lucky because he is a man who always got out of his unlucky ordeal in such lucky and unusual ways. Here is his story.
1 Frano ‘Frane’ Selak
Frano ‘Frane’ Selak is Serbian music teacher. He lives a normal and quite a simple and happy life. He is happily married and he has children with whom he shares quite tight bonds with. Frane Selak is a man of duty, going to work faithfully and serving his loyal duties as a husband and a father. Frane is quite unusual in many ways though. He has always been hit with strings of accidents in a span of 20 years and yet he always ends up being the only one in those accidents. One lucky way of living with man, probably, is that whenever an accident comes his way, he is never with anyone of his family members.
2 His First Near Death Encounter
His first accident was in 1962. He was one of the passengers in a train. In mid-winter, the train he was travelling on was passing over a mountain bridge. The entire ride was quite slippery due to the cold ice freezing over the train tracks. Thinking that it was an ordinary train ride, Frane and the rest of the passengers were all relaxed. Over the mountain bridge, the train started feeling shaky. With the frost taking over the entire rail, the train lost its tracks and went plunging into the river below. The cabin he rode in dove into the river so he and his co-passengers fell into the water. One of the people he rode with pulled him out of the water saving him from frost and drowning. Unfortunately though, 17 others have drowned and have died in the incident.
3 Second Lucky Strike
A year after the train wreck, Frane had to go on a trip. With the far distance he was about to cover, he opted to ride a small plane to his destination. This was his first airplane ride actually. In flight, the plane started to experience technical difficulty. The plane was beginning to malfunction. The plane was shaking and the door was suddenly detached from the plane. Since Frane was seated near the plane’s exit door, the high pressure forcefully pulled him out of the plane making him fall literally to the ground without a parachute. Miraculously, though, he fell on a field scattered with haystacks. He said that the accident killed 19 other people on board, however, there were no aviation accidents that were reported that time to support his claim.
4 His Winning Streak
In 1966, he was cruising along in a bus. The bus he was riding on skidded off the road and fell into the river. With another streak of luck, Frane was able to swim across the river along with other passengers while four unlucky others did not make it through and drowned to death.
In 1968, he took his son out to teach him how to shoot a gun. Unknowingly, the safety lock was not properly placed and as he was showing his son the different parts of the gun, the trigger was activated and he was shot in the groin. His son immediately sent him to the emergency room for treatment. In the operating room, it was found out that one of his testicles was blown off. To this day, he only has one testicle.
5 More Accidents That Came
In 1970, he had a car accident. His car caught on fire due to engine failure and leaking gas. Without knowing what to do, he immediately stepped out of the car. The fire ate its way through his car until it reached the leaking gas tank and exploded. Three years later, he was driving on a mountain trail and started losing control of his car. He had no other option but to swerve the car and jump out of it. Since he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt it took him just a leap of faith to get out just in time before his car fell off a gorge.
In 1995, he had another vehicular accident. This time he met with a truck. He was directly moving towards a head-on collision with the huge vehicle. With nowhere else to turn he collided with the truck. It’s possible that in this incident there was no one to blame, but in other situations where there is a negligent party, the victim may want to contact a Houston car accident attorney if they have sustained injuries. With all the wreckage from the car accident, he managed to get out of the accident with only minor injuries. No one else were seriously injured from the major street accident-maybe his luck rubbed off some of the people who were involved. Some people are not as lucky as Frano. In some cases, a lot of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Being involved in accidents like these mean victims could lose out financially, through medical bills or being out of work. If this is something you have gone through and live in LA, you could look into using a Los Angeles car accident lawyer who can help get you the compensation you deserve and assist you in getting your life back on track. There are loads of other lawyers you could use though, so don’t worry if you don’t live in LA. No matter where you live you will easily be able to find lawyers who could easily help you out. For example, you might live in New Jersey, if this is the case then you could easily check out someone like Davis, Saperstein & Salomon who could help you out. However, it’s up to you for who you use. Your best bet is to do some research first though, and find someone who lives close to you.
6 The Pot at the End of the Rainbow
His lucky streak of getting out of an accident free from harm ended with his last road accident. But his luck never struck out. When he reached his 73rd birthday, he was luckier than he had ever been because two days after, he hit the pot of gold in the lottery winning an estimated amount of $1,110,000. Beat that with all those lucky charms you have tied around yourself.