Protecting children in a deadly tornado, a catastrophic car accident, a violent hostage crisis in a maternity ward… It can happen anywhere at any time -- in an instant, life can change forever and that moment will define who you are. In an Instant does more than just re-tell heart pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival, it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moment before and after life was forever changed.
Florida police officer Pete Soulis had no way of knowing that the suspicious guy in the parking lot was likely a killer on the run. When the ex-con took aim at him, Pete found himself in one of the most epic gun battles a cop has ever survived.
A man is trapped when a shelf collapses, burying him beneath several feet of rotten corn.
A group of gunmen holds employees and shoppers hostage at an electronics store.
A woman is beaten unconscious and left in a garbage bin by her abusive ex-husband.
A man protects his daughter when a grizzly bear attacks the two during a celebratory hike.
In 2007, an interstate bridge holding hundreds of people in Minneapolis gives way.
A family survives a plane crash that killed two in the Alaskan wilderness.