We might also attribute the following example to a personalized fate with a perverse sense of humour.
NYC jumper saved by trash uncollected since storm
26-year-old leaped from ninth floor apartment and landed on pile of refuse. His aunt told the New York Post it was lucky the city had the snow and hadn't cleared the garbage.
MSNBC 3 January 2011 via @milouness
Lucky but undignified.