Selfies Can Be Deadly, Prove These Innocent Photos People Took Right Before The Mishap

The selfie craze has engulfed the smartphone toting population. The front-facing camera found on smartphones, typically meant for a video call or video conferencing, has been increasingly used to take images. These selfies are increasingly posted on social media sites, but sometimes they can prove to fatal. The Inquisitr recently reported about a Polish couple who feel to their death while taking a selfie on the edge of a cliff. These images prove they are not certainly alone.

The Gun-To-The-Head Selfie:

Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, lost his life when he tried to take a selfie with a gun for his Facebook page last month. The Mexican gun enthusiast accidentally shot himself in the head and didn’t survive. Incidentally, his Facebook profile is littered with selfies with the man in dangerous situations.

[Image Credit | Daily Mail]

The Forget-Road-Safety Selfie:

These two women wanted to take a selfie video while singing karaoke in their car. The women casually took their eyes off the road to record the video and the inevitable happened: they crashed into another car.

Wait, the story doesn’t end there. They survived (some joke the excessive makeup acted as a cushion) and were rushed to the hospital. Despite being bruised and battered, the selfie-crazed ladies saw another opportunity for a selfie!

[Image Credit | Swagger New York]

The MH17 Selfie:

This one is rather unfortunate. Gary Slok and his mother took this selfie minutes before taking off from Amsterdam on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July, 2014

[Image Credit | NY Daily News]

The I-Ain’t-Afraid-Of-Heights Selfie:

Xenia Ignatyeva took a selfie from a bridge 30 feet off the ground to impress her friends. The 17-year-old Russian girl lost her balance and fell. But the teenager didn’t die from an impact. The girl fell on a cable, which electrocuted her.

[Image Credit | Terra]

Jenna Rivera Selfie:

In December 2012, Mexican pop star Jenni Rivera and her entire entourage took this selfie right before taking off on a private jet. The plane crashed a few hours into flight and left no survivors.

[Image Credit | Secrets Of The Fed]

The Happy-Song Selfie:

On April 26, 2014, Courtney Sanford posted this picture of her reacting to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” while driving through North Carolina. Seconds later she crashed into a truck and the accident proved to be fatal.

[Image Credit | Perez Hilton]

The Bike-Ride Selfie:

This is a selfie snapped by a famous Mexican reggaetón musician Jadiel (also known as El Tsunami), uploaded to Instagram moments before he had a fatal motorcycle crash in New York in May, 2014.

[Image Credit | Secrets Of The Fed]

The selfie craze is getting out-of-hand. People are clamoring to get a crazy self-image, but sometimes their craze can prove fatal. It is advised to ask someone to take the image rather than risk it all for a single photo that could prove to be the last one.