... but not much stranger than The Strange Day When Bugs Bunny Saved the Life of Mel Blanc:
Great talents seem to embody their craft. It’s as if they invented the form and then broke the mold when they were finished with it. One of the best modern examples of this virtuosity is Mel Blanc, voice of Bugs Bunny and nearly all of the Looney Tunes cartoon gang...
Noel Blanc tells the story of a terrible car accident that badly injured his father in 1961 as he was driving home along Sunset Boulevard from a job in San Francisco. Mel Blanc, driving an Aston Martin, collided with another car on Dead Man’s Curve. Blanc was almost killed and slipped into a coma. Blanc’s son and wife spent two weeks at his bedside trying to revive him, but got no response.
And yes, the headline is accurate. I'd definitely say that it was Bugs Bunny that saved his life.