PHOTOS: 7 stories that will make you believe in miracles

Fortunately, Carlos Broadbelt and his wife Luz Cruz did get the best they could hope for after being catapulted off an elevated highway.

A slick patch of road guided the couple's car onto an unfortunately placed pile of ice, which acted as a ramp, sending them plummeting off the Bruckner Expressway onto a roadway 50 feet below. The car rolled several times and police had to pull them from the wreckage, but neither had more than minor injuries.

" data-credit="WABC/elinova" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19627_exp_001_wabc_02112014_car.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "You don't have time to think. All you do is hold on to the steering wheel and hope for the best." </p> <p> Fortunately, Carlos Broadbelt and his wife Luz Cruz <i>did</i> get the best they could hope for after being catapulted off an elevated highway.</p> <p>A slick patch of road guided the couple's car onto an unfortunately placed pile of ice, which acted as a ramp, sending them plummeting off the Bruckner Expressway onto a roadway 50 feet below. The car rolled several times and police had to pull them from the wreckage, but <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9426346" target="new">neither had more than minor injuries</a>. </p> (WABC/elinova)</span></div>">

Even a little boy's rescuer couldn't believe how he was able to stop a dramatic fall from turning tragic.

Konrad Lightner was in the middle of moving out of his apartment with his wife Jennifer when the two noticed their neighbors throwing toys out their window. During their next trip, which happened to include a mattress box spring, the 3-year-old boy swung his leg over the edge of the window. The couple sprang into action, positioning the mattress under the window. The husband caught the boy and cushioned his fall. The boy went to the hospital but had no major injuries.

" data-credit="KABC" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19628_exp_002_kabc_140317_mattress.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "It feels like I watched a TV show, like it didn't happen to me." </p> <p> Even a little boy's rescuer couldn't believe how he was able to stop a dramatic fall from turning tragic. </p> <p> Konrad Lightner was in the middle of moving out of his apartment with his wife Jennifer when the two noticed their neighbors throwing toys out their window. During their next trip, <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9469202" target="new">which happened to include a mattress box spring</a>, the 3-year-old boy swung his leg over the edge of the window. The couple sprang into action, positioning the mattress under the window. The husband caught the boy and cushioned his fall. The boy went to the hospital but had no major injuries. </p> (KABC)</span></div>">

Trauma surgeons are mystified by a 16-year-old skydiver whose jump went horribly wrong.

Mackenzie Wethington had a problem with her parachute during her first skydiving experience in late January, and she blacked out, sending her into a dramatic fall of more than half a mile. The impact was akin to getting hit by a vehicle going 60 miles an hour, so Mackenzie was hurt pretty badly. Since then, though, she's made quite a recovery, as her sister has been documenting on Facebook.

" data-credit="ABC News" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19629_exp_003_gma_01292014_skydive.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "If she truly fell 3,000 feet, I have no idea how she survived." </p> <p> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/doctors-baffled-surviving-teens-skydiving-fall-22280819" target="new">Trauma surgeons are mystified</a> by a 16-year-old skydiver whose jump went horribly wrong. </p> <p> Mackenzie Wethington had a problem with her parachute during her first skydiving experience in late January, and she blacked out, sending her into a dramatic fall of more than half a mile. The impact was akin to getting hit by a vehicle going 60 miles an hour, so Mackenzie was hurt pretty badly. Since then, though, she's made quite a recovery, as her sister has been <a href="https://www.facebook.com/makenziesprayerpage" target="new">documenting on Facebook</a>. </p> (ABC News)</span></div>">

Not many people are able to describe themselves as a "wood chipper survivor," but Frank Arce can.

Arce was on the job, turning bark into wood chips, when his machine got jammed. He turned the machine off and climbed inside to fix it. Things turned scary quickly when a coworker, who didn't know Arce was inside, turned the machine back on. In the 10 seconds the machine was running, Arce sustained several injuries. Luckily, he came out of it without losing his life or his can-do attitude.

" data-credit="KATU/6abc" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19632_exp_004_wpvi_013114_woodchipper.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "I felt I had a lot of angels out there with me that day - a lot of people looking out for me." </p> <p> Not many people are able to describe themselves as a "wood chipper survivor," but Frank Arce can. </p> <p> Arce was on the job, turning bark into wood chips, when his machine got jammed. He turned the machine off and climbed inside to fix it. Things turned scary quickly when a coworker, who didn't know Arce was inside, turned the machine back on. In the 10 seconds the machine was running, Arce sustained several injuries. Luckily, he came out of it without losing his life or his <a href="http://www.katu.com/news/local/Man-survives-going-through-wood-chipper-242673621.html?tab=video&c=y" target="new">can-do attitude</a>. </p> (KATU/6abc)</span></div>">

Last December, 7-year-old Megan Winters spent more than an hour at the bottom of a well.

Megan had been sitting on a well in her grandmother's backyard when her hand slipped and she fell backwards. Megan slowed her tumble by pushing her arm against the wall. She landed upside down and was stuck that way while her grandmother called 911 and waited for help. Only one firefighter was small enough to fit in the hole to rescue her. Megan came home from the hospital in late January and is getting back to doing the things she loves.

" data-credit="WABC" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19633_exp_005_wabc_020814_well.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "I was just so scared." </p> <p> Last December, 7-year-old Megan Winters spent more than an hour at the bottom of a well. </p> <p> Megan had been sitting on a well in her grandmother's backyard when her hand slipped and she fell backwards. Megan slowed her tumble by pushing her arm against the wall. She landed upside down and was stuck that way while her grandmother called 911 and waited for help. Only one firefighter was small enough to fit in the hole to rescue her. Megan <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=9424824" target="new">came home from the hospital</a> in late January and is getting back to doing the things she loves. </p> (WABC)</span></div>">

A 3-year-old's mother was in shock at her son's dramatic escape from a house fire.

Little Maurice Muccular was asleep at his grandmother's apartment when the family was awoken by a fire engulfing the building. The adults (Maurice's great-aunt, grandmother and her husband) realized that the only way out was through a second-story window. They agreed that figuring out a way to save Maurice was the most important thing. After his great-aunt made the jump, Maurice was thrown from the window into her arms. The other adults broke some bones, but everyone survived.

" data-credit="KGO" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19634_exp_006_kgo_03072014_fire.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> "That's a high drop. I was hysterical just picturing it." </p> <p> A 3-year-old's mother was in shock at her son's dramatic escape from a house fire. </p> <p> Little Maurice Muccular was asleep at his grandmother's apartment when the family was awoken by a fire engulfing the building. The adults (Maurice's great-aunt, grandmother and her husband) realized that the only way out was through a second-story window. They agreed that figuring out a way to save Maurice was the most important thing. After his great-aunt made the jump, <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?id=9457810" target="new">Maurice was thrown from the window</a> into her arms. The other adults broke some bones, but everyone survived. </p> (KGO)</span></div>">walked right out of the station.

" data-credit="WABC" data-origin="" src="https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/19635_exp_007_wabc_032514_subway.jpg" alt="<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text"><p> A mystery man is making headlines after surviving a run-in with a subway car. </p> <p> Officials would like to find the man, who dropped his cell phone on the tracks and climbed down to get it. They think part of a train ran over the man while he was down there, but they didn't get to talk to him. After he climbed back up, he <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9479282" target="new">walked right out of the station</a>. </p> (WABC)</span></div>">
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