The Ten Most Heroic Automotive Rescues Ever Caught On VideoS

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

Poor cheetahs.

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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