Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Man Jumps Off 4-Story Building And Impales Himself On Spiked Wrought-Iron Fence
CBS) ^ | October 6, 2012 5:22 PM

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:31:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say a man who jumped from a four-story parking structure impaled himself on a wrought-iron fence Saturday in Lincoln Heights.

Authorities said about an hour before the unidentified man jumped, they had shooed him out of the parking structure.

The man reportedly impaled himself in the midsection.

Firefighters cut away the section of fence the man was impaled on and took him and part of the fence to a hospital after the roughly 3:40 a.m. jump, a witness told a videographer who arrived after the man was taken away.

The incident occurred at 1143 Mission Road, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Thomas of the Hollenbeck Station.

The fencing was atop a roughly 6-foot wall, Thomas said.

The man was reported in critical condition Saturday afternoon.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ungh; unngh; unnngh
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-67 next last
To: BenLurkin

The family will probably sue the owners of the fence and win.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by pterional
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lockbar

I might add that the idiot with the head on fence was also trying to get away from the police when he jumped off the roof.


42 posted on 10/06/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper

A good Contractor friend of mine’s 24 year old son had a accident on his Harley. Just some bruised ribs. Died of a blood clod. I drove off the rode on my Harley looking left and steering right. Totaled it, I broke four vertebra, 8 ribs, my scapula, collapsed a lung and gave myself a concussion. I’m 59 and today marks my wife’s passing. 18 months, 6 days. Why the hell am I still here? She was a much better person than me. :>(


43 posted on 10/06/2012 7:39:55 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ken H
I remember reading somewhere that it was an extremely common cause of death. Not much you could do for someone with a ruptured spleen or rib-punctured lung pre-20th century. One famous supposed "victim" was Ghengis Khan (or if you're John Kerry, "Jenjees Khhhaan").

Of course lots of things we expect to live through like childbirth or any sort of infection were commonly lethal along with diseases like cholera and typhus that are unheard of outside the pits of the third world because of modern sanitation. It's fun to ask confirmed Luddites if they would enjoy the daily dose aroma of human and animal s*** and watching some of their children die slow and pain filled deaths as a matter of course. Most of them think life back then was pristine and that Bambi was a documentary.

44 posted on 10/06/2012 7:43:41 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I met a woman who climbed into her own yard over a wrought iron fence. She slipped and was impaled in the calf of her leg and was stuck there for a long time before someone came and found her. Needless to say she walked with a limp after that.


45 posted on 10/06/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Most folks know call them as “Jaws of life” which is trademarked by Hurst. They’ve been around for almost 50 years.


46 posted on 10/06/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: bigheadfred
Who needs Vlad any more? We can do it ourselves to ourselves! Progress.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Revolting cat!

Was his name Spike Lee by any chance?


48 posted on 10/06/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
Back in the early 70's, there was a guy that jumped from the window of one of the upper floors of Buffalo's City Hall. He landed on and was impaled on a flag pole that stood in front of the building. They had to cut the pole in half and lower him down that way since he pretty much landed perfectly centered and slid down the pole several feet.

This happened in the mid-afternoon, around the time of the Commander Tom show (which I just happened to be watching). They broke into the broadcast of this kid's show to show some video footage of the aftermath of the jumper's fine marksmanship. Needless to say, parents complained loudly to that station.

49 posted on 10/06/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Seriously Swamp?! That’s disgusting.


50 posted on 10/06/2012 8:08:45 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nope, it’s legit, been checked out.


51 posted on 10/06/2012 8:10:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: FishinTX

Apparently, the man had a criminal record having been convicted as a fence.


52 posted on 10/06/2012 8:10:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: rfp1234

http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/decapitation.asp


53 posted on 10/06/2012 8:12:40 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

The man was singing as he was falling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzq7H30alcY


54 posted on 10/06/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al_c

Reality often is that way.


55 posted on 10/06/2012 8:15:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin
Genghis Khan, Wm the Conqueror and Cole Porter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_horse_accidents

56 posted on 10/06/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by Ken H
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I fell from a second story deck, landed on my upper back next to shrubbery, which I thought might have softened my landing. My doc told me another patient had a similar experience, but was impaled in the shrubbery. He had to wear the shrubs to the hospital, but he lived. Doc and the nurses were doubled over laughing. At the shrub guy and at me.

My son stepped on some branches in a park, and impaled his eardrum. He had to wear the offending branch to the ER.

Aside from the obvious, you really don’t want an impalement injury because of the ridicule.


57 posted on 10/06/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by ntnychik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Next time give a link with a warning.


58 posted on 10/06/2012 8:22:27 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: ctdonath2

You may see much worse than that picture next month, time to grow up.


59 posted on 10/06/2012 8:42:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: meatloaf

wow, I wonder why the EMTs used a saw thing.
Oh, well, the boy recovered, and has a really great story to tell.


60 posted on 10/06/2012 8:46:43 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-67 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson