Collectively, the Autoblog staff has its fair share of two-wheeled close calls, but the gentleman in the video below takes the cake for skin-of-your-teeth escapes. While sitting at an intersection waiting for a stop light to change, a semi truck takes a hard left turn in front of him and soon topples onto its side mere feet from the biker's front tire. While the video doesn't have any audio to go with its images, we imagine the noise of that big metal box falling over could only be rivaled by the rider's shrieks of terror.
From what we can tell, no one was seriously injured in the incident, but we can imagine that bike will need a new coat of paint. You can check out the video below to see just how lucky one man can be. Something tells us he won't be stopping in the middle of the crosswalk moving forward.