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15 Unfortunate People Who Died While Taking Selfies

By Nenad Dojcinovski, 12 April 2018


This wasn’t a thing a few years ago but it is now. Mobile phones and taking selfies were not part of the list that kills few people a year. Smoking and drinking are part of that list, but taking selfies? This new generation is kind of weird.

Even if we take deaths from taking selfies out of the picture, you still have a generation that taught eating tide pods is cool…and that’s not cool.

And this isn’t a new thing. We have kids from every generation that ate some sort of detergent at some point. But the difference is, it wasn’t for a challenge or to gain popularity. No company had to make a public statement or produce a video to inform kids that eating tide pods can actually kill you.

But Tide had to make a video for YouTube to clear things up: Nevertheless, we’re going to focus on unfortunate deaths by selfies today, and we’ll ignore the tide pods incident. Watch the video at the end of the article.



This is probably the most dangerous combination that you can imagine; taking a selfie while riding a motorbike. It’s like motorbikes are not dangerous enough so you wanted to spice things up with taking a selfie. Jadiel is a musician from Puerto Rico and he lost his life when a car crashed into him while he was taking a selfie.


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2Xenia Ignatyeva


Just look at that view! It is breathtaking indeed, but at what cost. Xenia managed to get the perfect selfie, but she couldn’t get away with it. She slipped at the last moment and ended up falling 28 feet. But that’s not how she lost her life. She grabbed a live wire on her way down and was dead before she even hit the ground.

Xenia Ignatyeva

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3Colette Moreno


There’s a reason why it’s against the law to use your phone while you’re driving. You shouldn’t text, you shouldn’t check Facebook and you definitely shouldn’t take selfies while driving. This girl was on the way to her own bachelorette party when the accident happened. Colette taught it was a good idea to take a selfie with her best friend and maid of honor…but it wasn’t.

Colette Moreno

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4Three Anonymous Women


Taking a selfie while driving is a bad idea, but this is a whole different story. Three female college students lost their lives while posing for a selfie standing on train tracks. No one really knows what made them stand in front of a moving train just to take a selfie, and the image above is simply a recreation.

Three Anonymous Women

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5Courtney Sanford


This is yet another lost life because of a bad driving habit. Courtney crushed into back of a truck while taking a selfie.

Courtney Sanford

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