How luck changed for the world’s unluckiest man
In 1962 while Selak was traveling via train from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik the train derailed and plunged into an icy river but Selak survived.
A year later while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka by plane, the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane. Several did not survive, but again Selak walked away with minor injuries.
Then in 1966, while riding on a local bus it crashed and plunged into a river. Again Selak managed to escape unharmed.
Again in 1970, he escaped before a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car in flames.
Yet again in 1973, another of his cars caught fire, with fire actually coming through the air vents. No injuries were suffered apart from the loss of his hair!
Then in 1995 he was hit by a city bus, without significant injuries.
Lastly in 1996 while trying to avoid an oncoming truck his car plunged off a cliff but landed in a tree. He escaped and watched his car explode below him.
THEN IN 2003 HIS LUCK FINALLY CHANGED and HE WON $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery!