The Transporter star actor Jason Statham could have been a dead man when he narrowly escaped death while shooting The Expendables 3.

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The actor was reportedly forced to leap from a truck he was driving before it plunged 60ft into the sea after a stunt went horribly wrong.

According to co-star Sylvester Stallone, Statham owed his life to his strong swimming skills, after the brakes on the coach broke.

"He faced death. He was test-driving a three-ton truck and the brakes run out," Stallone, 68, told The Mirror at the film premiere in London last night (4 August). "It went down 60ft into the Black Sea and became impaled," he added.

Well, its a good thing he didn't die in that unfortunate incident because he could have just reminded us of Paul Walker all over again.