Stuntmen are a different breed. All they want to do is set some kind of a record. They don't seem to think about the consequences of failure. And if they do, they hide it well.
Guerlain Chicherit was attempting to break the world record for the longest car jump. Good news and bad news. Good news: he covered the distance! Bad news: he didn't quite stick the landing.
Watch the look on his face when he had that moment of clarity when he realized that it probably wasn't going to work out well.