The man with seven lives
A few years later, he was hit by a bus, but again had no major injuries. Then a year after that, he was driving on a mountain road when he saw a lorry coming straight at him. He drove the car off the road, jumped out, landed in a tree-and watched his car explode 100 metres below. If he hadn't jumped out and if that tree hadn't been there, he would have died.
'There are two ways you can look at it', Chevalier said. 'I'm either the world's unluckiest man, or the worlds luckiest'. When a reporter asked Chevalier what he thought, he chose the 'luckiest' option.
How does his story end? Two years ago, aged 71, Chevalier bought his first lottery ticket in 50 years and won more than €2 million. Chevalier said he was going to enjoy his life from then on, and told reporters that he wanted to buy a house, a car, and a speedboat, and get married.
After this, a TV company in America said they wanted him to make an advertisement. At first he accepted, but then he changed his mind. Chevalier said he wouldn't fly to Los Angeles for the filming, because he didn't want to push his luck, Who knows? If he had accepted the invitation, maybe he would have had another accident. But Mr Chevalier is a lucky man. If he'd had another accident, he probably would have survived that too!
来源：MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)