Man Nearly Killed By Steel Beam Is Glass-Half-Full Kind of Guy


What would you do if you were just driving around Little Italy in your truck, on your second day of work looking for film locations for Robert De Niro’s new movie, and suddenly a 20-foot steel beam came down from the sky and pierced the roof of your vehicle, just inches from your head? Would you praise the forces that had protected you, and thank your lucky stars? Or would you bitch and moan about the damage done and having to repair your truck?

Mike Prisco, who this actually happened to, is the first type of person, reports the New York Post.

“I feel very lucky,” said Mike Prisco, 29, after walking away from the harrowing incident without a scratch. “I almost died.”

“The first thing I did, I called 911,” said Prisco, who has a 17-month-old daughter. “The second thing I did was call my boss and tell him I was going to be a little late.”

If you are the second type of person, avoid Mulberry Street near Prince, where beams are wont to fall from a building under construction, which can cause all sorts of really annoying traffic delays, among other things.

If you are the Post, make a pun, quick.

‘Niro’-death experience [NYP]