Jason Statham narrowly avoided death on the set of The Expendables 3. In 2013, the actor was 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 is 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,” said Stallone, 68, at the film premiere in London last week. "It went down 60ft into the Black Sea and became impaled. Luckily we had taken the doors off before. If anyone else had been in that truck we would have been dead because we were all wearing heavy boots and gun belts. We would have drowned. But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it."