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Final Destination death that's most likely to happen in real life

Katherine Sidnell

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Final Destination death that's most likely to happen in real life

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

While we all have to meet our maker at some point, most of us hope for a somewhat peaceful death.

However, one US law firm has sent shivers up people’s spines after working out what Final Destination death is most likely to happen in real life (cheery, eh?).

Unsurprisingly, the answer is linked to one of the franchise's most gory and memorable deaths. Get into the morbid mood by watching the trailer below:

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For those of a squeamish disposition, here’s a synopsis of the franchise.

Like all good noughties horror franchises, each movie virtually has the same plot with the main character having an eerie premonition of death.

As they try to heroically save those around them, the Grim Reaper finds increasingly bizarre and creepy ways to bump people off.

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Unsurprisingly, one of the most memorable deaths comes in the second film, cleverly titled Final Destination 2, with a deadly pile-up after a log falls off a truck.

The scene has scarred a generation so much so that there is even a TikTok trend of passengers filming people actively trying to avoid driving behind lorries carrying tree trunks.

Thankfully, airplanes didn't make the morbid top 10 list. Credit: New Line Cinema
Thankfully, airplanes didn't make the morbid top 10 list. Credit: New Line Cinema

While this might be a little far-fetched, Downtown LA Law claims that they’ve figured out which scene is most likely to happen in real life.

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Having analysed over 300,000 ER visits across the US, they found that 4,162 people suffered from ladder-related injuries in the US since 2019, therefore making it the most likely Final Destination death to happen.

Much like poor Evan Lewis, who tries to cheat death in the second instalment and while attempting to escape a fire in his apartment, he is impaled through the eye by a falling fire-escape ladder.

Scaling fences was a close second among the most common causes of injuries - with 2,121 visiting the ER for this reason. In Final Destination 5, a character is cut in half by a metal fence.

Moving down the morbid list, gym rats should be aware that lifting might be good for your health, but it could result in your untimely death - with 930 people hurt while trying to get buff.

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This is death occurs in the third movie when a character is horrifyingly crushed by weights while working out.

Downtown LA Law found that ladder-related injuries were the most common. Credit: New Line Cinema
Downtown LA Law found that ladder-related injuries were the most common. Credit: New Line Cinema

Scolded with oil - which happens during the fifth movie's oil truck spill - is fourth on the list with 335 instances.

Lawn mower accidents just make the top five - having injured 229 people. Fans will remember when a rock shot through a character's eye socket by a lawn mower in The Final Destination.

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If that hasn’t scared you enough, the franchise is set to be back from the dead since its last movie in 2011.

Confirming the news last January, director Jon Watts revealed he will be producing the film having just completed Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Though not much is known about the upcoming release, we think fans will be in for a scarily good time.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Horror

Katherine Sidnell
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