Were you ever almost killed?
Excluding military scenarios (sort of the hazards of the job) have you ever been in a situation where you were almost killed, but at the last moment were able to avoid the disaster?
Here is mine.
I was a teenager. The family was driving from Chicago to a small resort in Wisconson. I was the driver. It was a two lane highway on a rural road. I approached a hill. As I got just about to the top, two cars came over the crest of the hill. They were right next to each other. The one in my lane was obviously trying to pass the other as it came to the top of the hill. (Can you say stupid and dangerous?) I was going the speed limit (60 mph), but the other car coming head on at me in my lane was going faster than the speed limit as it tried to pass the slower vehicle. Some quick maneuvering saved everyone's life.
It is true what the say. In the second or so before the head on collision, my entire life did flash before me.