We drive an average of 13,000 miles per year, and accidents happen. Especially on a race track. Thankfully in many cases there is help. And there are cameras to witness the heroics.
We know that the most terrible automotive rescue video is David Purley's heroic but failed attempt to save Roger Williamson, while the funniest comes from 1995 when the medical Tatra hit Taki Inoue at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Here are the ten most amazing rescues according to Jalopnik readers:
10.) A Toyota saving an impala
Suggested By: Anon4872
9.) A rider saving a calf from the canal
This is what a well prepared motorcyclist looks like. Calf saved, mission accomplished.
Suggested By: TheBaron2112
8.) A friend saving a friend
Track days are safer with friends around.
Suggested By: Rosetto Viacava
7.) A passenger saving everybody on the bus
Well, a steering wheel is a steering wheel...
Suggested By: My X-type is too a real Jaguar
6.) The police saving a life by blasting through London
Official proof that a V8 is the best lifesaver.
Suggested By: cesariojpn
5.) Senna saving Erik Comas
Senna knew what those high revs meant and didn't hesitate to help. Winning races is important, but not that important.
Suggested By: teampenske3
4.) A bus driver saving a little girl
That's why you slow down behind a bus.
Suggested By: My X-type is too a real JaguarURaphael Orlove
3.) A dog saving a dog
Wouldn't we all love to know what goes on in their heads? Dogs are just fantastic.
Suggested By: Flocons
2.) The Navy saving a trapped family
Trapped in a BMW already halfway across a bridge's barrier. Luckily, the Navy happened to drive by with a forklift. Doesn't happen every day.
Suggested By: Brian, The Life of
1.) Jim Pantas saving another driver
It's like Senna rescue, but with much more heat. Also, it reminded me of how Shinichi Yamaji saved Tetsuya Ota at Suzuka in 1998.
Suggested By: bavarianstig
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