The driver has lived to tell the tale!
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If the Final Destination films taught us anything, it’s that death may happen in a variety of gruesome and unexpected ways.
And while many of them seem to only ever occur in the realm of movies, a vehicle accident across the pond appears to have broken through the fourth wall.
Back in 2019, a driver in Georgia survived a collision with a truck carrying a full load of long logs with only minor injuries, which is clearly nothing short of a miracle.
CNN claims that the man reached down in his car to grab something just before hitting the truck from behind.
According to Whitfield County Fire Chief Edward O’Brien, the driver was able to escape without suffering any significant injuries because dozens of logs – very oddly – made a hole just where his head was.
“It was as if it was almost created just for his head,” he said.
Firefighters were rushed to the scene to assist the driver in getting out of the vehicle, but before they could do that, they had to cut through 30 to 40 logs just to get to him.
It took workers around 15 minutes to safely remove him from the car when they had cleared all the logs that were in the way.
To be fair, if you’ve seen Final Destination 2, you’ll be aware that this particular incident wasn’t what ultimately led to the character’s demise.
She was in a car when it collided with a truck, and a piece of sharp PVC pipe pierced her seat.
Firefighters were attempting to remove the woman from the vehicle when they deployed the airbag, which forced her head back and caused her to impale herself on the pipe.
Fortunately for him, none of it occurred, and he now has a pretty spectacular tale to share in the pub.
In 2019, another driver in Australia experienced a similar near-accident when the vehicle she was in almost collided with a falling sign.
An enormous highway sign slipped loose and dropped directly onto a four-wheel drive below on the Tullamarine Motorway in Victoria, Australia. This astonishing footage was recorded on a dashcam at the scene.
The 53-year-old driver reportedly didn’t sustain any significant wounds, but you can bet that her heart took an incredible thumping of adrenaline.
She was admitted to the hospital as a precaution but was later released.
The police don’t believe wind was the cause of the sign being pushed over, and they are investigating the dashcam footage to see if it may shed any light on how the incident happened.
Other nearby signs have also been checked to make sure none are loose.
How The Saw Movies Saved Over 360,000 People’s Lives
How did the Saw Movies help save people’s lives?
But did you know the series has even helped save people’s lives?
Lionsgate’s Jigsaw had a tradition with every film which they called the annual blood drive. Throughout October, mobile blood drive stations popped up all over the country, and fans could donate their blood to hospitals in exchange for a free ticket to see the film.
To help promote the blood drive further, Lionsgate set up a campaign releasing posters featuring “nurses” who will be out helping to collect blood and who ‘needed’ the blood that fans were donating.
Since the blood drive began in 2004 with the release of the first Saw movie, over 120,000 pints of blood have been given, saving over 360,000 lives.
It’s a brilliant way at showing how entertainment can be used as a way of encouraging people to participate in good causes and demonstrates the impact that big franchises like this can have.
Saw X is set to release this September 29th and sees the return of Tobin Bell reprising his role of Jigsaw with the film taking place during the events of Saw 1 and 2.
‘Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists‘
Why it’s currently not known if the blood drive will be happening this year as it has with the previous film releases it’s still a great achievement by the film studio and something they should be proud of as well as the films success and legacy!
Saw X is actually Saw II and fans are already confused
The Saw franchise, known for its gruesome traps and mind-bending plots, is gearing up to unleash its tenth installment, “Saw X,” on eager horror aficionados this September. However, what’s particularly intriguing about this new addition is that it’s technically “Saw II” in the franchise’s official timeline. Buckle up, because we’re diving into the twisted world of Saw where timelines crisscross, and terror knows no bounds.
Saw X: A New Puzzle Piece
“Saw X” promises to deliver more of the franchise’s iconic traps and spine-chilling thrills, all while shedding light on a different facet of the infamous John Kramer, portrayed by the talented Tobin Bell. The official synopsis teases, “John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps.”
A Timeline Tangle
Now, here’s where things get intriguing and perhaps a tad confusing. The official synopsis states that “Saw X” is set after the events of the original “Saw.” For fans of the franchise, this immediately raises a question: Considering John Kramer’s demise, could Tobin Bell’s return to the series involve flashbacks once more?
However, the truth is a hair-raising twist in itself. “Saw X” doesn’t dwell in the past through flashbacks; instead, it plunges headfirst into a time warp, positioning its narrative between the spine-tingling events of the original “Saw” from 2004 and its equally chilling 2005 sequel, “Saw II.”
A Return to the Roots
In a recent featurette released by Lionsgate, director Kevin Greutert offered insights into their approach for “Saw X.” He explained, “It was our desire to make a film that feels more like the early Saw movies.” For fans of the franchise, this statement is a breath of fresh air, as it hints at a return to the suspenseful and psychological horror that characterized the early installments.
Producer Oren Koules further clarified their vision, declaring, “In our mind, this is really Saw II.” This revelation is sure to excite fans who have a soft spot for the intensity and intricate storytelling of the original movies.
A Tapestry of Terror Unfolds
As we eagerly await the release of “Saw X,” we find ourselves in a web of timelines and terror. John Kramer, the enigmatic puppeteer of pain, is set to take us on another nightmarish journey, revealing yet another layer to his twisted legacy. The traps will be deadlier, the puzzles more diabolical, and the horror more heart-pounding than ever before.
So, dear horror enthusiasts, prepare yourselves for a spine-tingling trip down memory lane, as “Saw X” weaves a sinister tale between the blood-soaked pages of “Saw” and “Saw II.” It’s a puzzle that promises to leave you breathless, questioning the very essence of human survival, and, of course, screaming for more.
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