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  • Motorist escapes injury in car versus couch collision on Interstate 86 near Pocatello airport

    09/26/2016 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 6, 2016 | Journal Staff
    No one was hurt in a car versus couch wreck on Interstate 86 near Pocatello Regional Airport on Saturday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when a motorist heading east on the interstate collided with a large couch that was sitting in the roadway. State police said fortunately the motorist was not injured but the car suffered heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Other vehicles struck debris from the couch after the initial impact but were not seriously damaged. An Idaho Transportation Department crew was called in to remove the couch from the interstate following the wreck....
  • Hillary Hates You

    09/20/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Kurt Schlicter
    There is one key fact to understand about Hillary Clinton, one unarguable truth that explains all of her terrible policy positions and her dishonest, self-defeating behavior. Everything she believes leads to this conclusion. Everything she does, even the stupid things that have hamstrung her, stem from it. Hillary Clinton hates you.
  • 11 Injured, 1 Critical After Ferry Heading To N.J. Hits Kayakers: Cops

    08/31/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Davis
    At least 11 people were injured — one critically, nearly losing an arm — when a ferry heading to New Jersey hit people kayaking, according to police. Five people were taken to hospitals near Jersey City, most with minor shoulder and back injuries after the Hudson River accident. The NYPD Harbor Unit says the instructor suffered a partially severed arm, according to WABC-TV. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river, according to News12. The group was riding in eight kayaks, and...
  • Woman fatally shot by Florida officer role-playing as ‘bad guy’ during citizen police academy

    08/10/2016 11:20:18 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10 2016 | Katie Mettler and Kristine Guerra
    Mary Knowlton arrived at the Punta Gorda, Fla., police station Tuesday night to learn how to be a community steward. The 73-year-old was there as a student in the citizen police academy, a two-hour course intended to give an intimate look at what makes the department in the quaint Florida town work. On this night, the group of 35 would tour the station and talk with officers, an essential part of academy curriculum that has gained popularity across the country amid a heated national debate about police violence.
  • Source: Boy was decapitated on waterslide at Kansas park

    08/10/2016 9:34:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | MARIA SUDEKUM
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a 168-foot tall waterslide at a water park in Kansas, a person familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. The person, who is not authorized to speak about the boy's death, told The Associated Press that Caleb Schwab was decapitated Sunday on the "Verruckt" raft ride at the Schlitterbahn WaterPark in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale Mutilated In Front Of Children At Cars & Coffee

    08/06/2016 11:38:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 64 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | August 6, 2016 | Justin T. Westbrook
    A beautiful, special Ferrari 458 Speciale minding its own business was horrifyingly mutilated at Katie’s Cars & Coffee in Great Falls, Virginia this morning when a Mercedes 380 SL parallel parked on the face of the $300,000 supercar. Children were watching! If you head over to the Katie’s Cars & Coffee Facebook page, almost all of the Visitor Posts are of the carnage. In this clip below, you can see the moments just after the wreck happened. Warning: nobody was injured but the damage to the Ferrari and its wailing, crying and painful alarm may be graphic for some viewers....
  • Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

    08/06/2016 3:12:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2016 | Reuters
    A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen overnight, killing 13 people and injuring six, after a birthday cake with candles and sparklers fell to the floor and set the carpet ablaze, police said. The fire broke out in the basement of the popular Cuba Libre bar and quickly engulfed the room where some 20 people were celebrating, filling it with thick black smoke and poisonous fumes, a Rouen police officer told Reuters. "A large number of those who died were killed by the fire, others were overcome by the toxic fumes," the officer said.
  • Bees Swarm Couple After Car Crash

    08/03/2016 8:27:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    LEX18.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | LEX18.com
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A quiet summer night in Laurel County got shaken up by a loud crash, and a swarm of bees. Neighbors say they could hear the screaming all the way up the hills. People on Patton Spur Road don't see many cars come down the dead-end street. But last night, Gary Anderson watched from his porch as a purple Tracker veered on and off the pavement. "Then he passed probably going about 35-40 miles an hour, pretty fast really. And all the sudden, I heard a big boom," said Anderson. He says the driver, Noah...
  • Sarasota father who accidentally shot his son: 'The gun didn't kill my boy. I did.’

    07/04/2016 6:20:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 07/04/2016
    When Clayton Brumby fired his last shot, he said a smoking hot casing flew out of the pistol and went down the back of his shirt. Both arms flailed up in the air, he said, his finger still on the trigger. The gun fired. "Dad, Stephen's been shot," the father heard his 24-year-old son shriek. The father said the bullet he fired ricocheted off the ceiling and struck the 14-year-old's jugular vein. The teen was rushed to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where deputies said he was later pronounced dead. "The gun didn't kill my boy," the 64-year-old father of seven said...
  • Domestic dispute preceded crash that left 2 Worcester pedestrians injured (Mass.)

    06/30/2016 8:31:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    WorcesterTelegram & Gazette Staff ^ | June 29, 2016 | Brad Petrishen
    WORCESTER — A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter were seriously injured Wednesday, police said, when an SUV driver chasing a truck outside St. Vincent Hospital lost control and struck the two on the sidewalk. The woman, identified as Cassandra M. McAuliffe, 33, of Channing Street, Worcester, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. She was arrested at the hospital and charged with domestic assault and battery; two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a motor vehicle; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under the age of 14; reckless driving;...
  • Trucks Hauling Bread and Deli Meat Snarl Traffic in NJ

    06/18/2016 6:41:57 AM PDT · by njslim · 37 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 6/17/2016 | Dave Hutchinson
    It was a messy morning on Interstate 287 Friday as two accidents, including one involving a truck carrying deli meat and another truck carrying bread, snarled traffic on both the northbound and southbound sides in Central Jersey. At 3:46 a.m., State Police received a report of an accident on southbound Interstate 287 involving two tractor-trailers in South Plainfield at mile post five, said Capt. Stephen Jones, a State Police spokesman. One was carrying bread while the other was hauling deli meat.
  • Coast Guard to investigate after schoolchildren rescued from boat that sank in Chesapeake Bay

    06/03/2016 8:21:51 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/2/16 | Scott Dance & Luke Broadwater
    Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a boat carrying schoolchildren to sink Wednesday evening after it struck something submerged near a former Navy bombing test site in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Driver Stunned When Turtle Comes Crashing Through Her Windshield

    05/14/2016 8:57:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 13, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    It’s something that you likely would never expect while driving down the highway. However, Nicole Bjanes says she is lucky to be alive after a freak accident along I-4 in Orlando earlier this week. Bjanes told WESH that a vehicle in front of her ran over a turtle in the middle lane of the highway. Somehow, the turtle ended up crashing through her windshield, hitting the passenger’s seat and coming to rest on the dashboard. Bjanes walked away with just a few cuts. Amazingly, the turtle survived and appeared to be uninjured. Emergency crews looked it over before releasing it...
  • Update on my accident

    05/07/2016 10:01:58 AM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 38 replies
    Update following my accident.
  • She survived her first driving-while-texting accident – but not her second

    04/11/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 4-10-16 | ERIN TRACY
    OAKDALE, CALIF. Oakdale teen Amanda Clark’s phone conversation came to an abrupt end when her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times before landing on its roof. She’d run a stop sign and was broadsided by another driver. Metal caved in around her but the roof stayed intact and she survived with just scrapes and bruises.(snip) One year later, almost to the day, Clark was driving in Manteca. She’d been on the phone arguing with her roommate. When she took the Highway 120 bypass to Interstate 5 she lost control of her car and crashed. Cell phone records show she was texting....
  • Michelle Fields Evacuates Apartment After Fox, Buzzfeed Accidentally Publish Her Address

    03/31/2016 11:52:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 192 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 31, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields has left her Washington, D.C. apartment after news outlets accidentally published Fields’ address and phone number, opening her up to harassment. Fields successfully filed police charges against Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, leading to Lewandowski’s arrest for battery Tuesday. But when Fox News and Buzzfeed published Lewandowski’s arrest report online, they forgot to redact Fields’ personal information.
  • Sarah Palin Leaves Florida After Husband Hospitalized [Snow Machine Crash]

    03/14/2016 9:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/16/2016
    Sarah Palin cancelled a Donald Trump campaign event Monday in Florida after her husband Todd Palin was hospitalized following a serious accident. "The event scheduled for Governor Sarah Palin to take place today in The Villages, Florida at 12:00 PM, has been cancelled," the Trump camp's statement read. "Governor Palin wishes her best to Mr. Trump in the upcoming primaries." NBC News reported shortly thereafter: "Todd Palin was in a very serious snow machine crash last night, currently hospitalized in intensive care." Palin made an impromptu appearance Sunday at the Florida Strawberry Festival, briefly speaking to the press but making...
  • Chain-Reaction Crash Kills 3 [I-5 In California] truncated title

    02/27/2016 8:34:22 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | 2/27/2016 | TRACY BLOOM, KENNEDY RYAN, NERISSA KNIGHT AND ELLINA ABOVIAN,
    The 5 Freeway was expected to be closed until at least Saturday night, and possibly until Sunday, after a fiery chain-reaction crash triggered by suspected street racing left three people dead on the 5 Freeway in Commerce, authorities said. The fatal collision, involving up to eight vehicles, occurred shortly after midnight on the 5 east of Washington Boulevard and prompted the full closure of the heavily-traveled freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol's incident log. CHP Officer Doris Peniche told KTLA that witnesses saw two Dodge vehicles -- a Charger and a Challenger -- speeding in southbound lanes at approximately...
  • Police: woman on cell phone crashed into stopped tractor-trailer (North Carolina)

    02/23/2016 12:17:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | February 21, 2016 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    A Charlotte woman who police believe was distracted by her cell phone drove into a stopped tractor-trailer that had been involved in a collision in Gaston County, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The series of wrecks happened on Interstate 85 southbound near Long Avenue just before 9 a.m. Sunday. A tractor-trailer traveling in the right lane was struck by a Honda Pilot SUV that was trying to merge from the middle lane.
  • Fatal crane collapse in Manhattan

    02/05/2016 7:17:45 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 February 2016 | By Shawn Cohen and Natalie Musumeci
    One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a massive construction crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning, officials said. The man who was killed had been standing on the street when the crane fell on him, a police source said.
  • One dead in N.H. crash with Secret Service agents near Maine border

    12/30/2015 10:40:29 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    New England Sun Journal ^ | December 30,m 2015 | Staff
    A car carrying four on-duty Secret Service agents was involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other car, police said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wakefield, near the Maine state line.
  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • DrillChem Explosion Rocks Texas Town As Black Smoke Clouds Sky [Video]

    08/14/2015 9:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maat van Uitert
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Drillchem, a Conroe, Texas, plant, went up in flames as an explosion rocked the building. According to news channel KHOU Houston, Texas, “a series of explosions triggered a huge 3-alarm fire at the DrillChem plant” on Friday, August 14th in the afternoon. There’s been no word of injuries amidst the confusion that has followed the explosion. According to their website, DrillChem is an oil industry supply company that creates sealants, shale inhibitors, and lubricants. (PHOTO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The explosion caused tall streams of black smoke to rise into the air, causing a situation at the DrillChem plant that was very dangerous for...
  • Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/10/2015 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dan Stamm
    A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning. The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police. The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police. The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig. Police...
  • Malaysia MH370: Still a tragic accident and nothing more

    07/30/2015 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Rob Schapiro (34 Year International Airline Pilot)
    My feeling is that the Boeing 777 then meandered out aimlessly over the ocean with its dead pilots till its fuel was exhausted.  It was a tragic accident, not a conspiracy or crime.  They turned left to come home, not to flee, steal, or murder.  It just went badly wrong.  The plane is in the ocean.  Floating debris will turn up sooner or later, and the black boxes will tell the final story. This is the last paragraph in my American Thinker article “Malaysia370. A tragic accident and nothing more,” published in March 2014, shortly after MH370 went missing...
  • Killer to Get ESPY “Courage” Award

    07/14/2015 6:38:46 AM PDT · by kathsua · 34 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 14th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    It was in the county of Los Angeles, California. It was Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. At 12:12 P.M. the call came in. ESPY’s future hero then known as Bruce Jenner had been courageously driving along the Pacific Coast Highway at just over 46 mph casually smoking a cigarette like an old movie hero. He was apparently unaware of the danger ahead where some vehicles were stopping at a traffic light. ESPY’s future hero didn’t have to worry. The big Cadillac SUV he was driving would protect ESPY’s hero from injury when he couldn’t stop fast enough to avoid hitting the...
  • 5 dead, 8 injured in balcony collapse in (Berkeley) California, police say

    06/16/2015 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Authorities say five people are dead and eight others injured in a balcony collapse in Berkeley ... many of the injured have critical, life-threatening wounds.
  • Crying over spilled milk — and traffic delays — in Mt. Airy, Md.

    05/31/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2015 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Talk about crying over spilled milk. Authorities said an overturned tractor trailer spilled up to 6,000 gallons of milk onto a highway in Mt. Airy, Md., causing hours of delays on Wednesday morning. The incident happened about 6 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 70. Milk spilled and at one point blocked all four lanes on the eastbound side. As of mid-morning, some of the lanes were getting by but traffic was reported to be heavy in the area. No one suffered major injuries.
  • Kerry flown to Swiss hospital following bike crash

    05/31/2015 4:04:50 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31 2015
    BREAKING NEWS – Secretary of State John Kerry was flown to a Swiss hospital Sunday following a bike crash outside Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Iran’s foreign minister. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry likely suffered a leg injury in the accident. Kerry was in stable condition. The accident occurred near Scionzier, France, outside the Swiss border. Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with his motorcade at the time. Kerry was transported to Geneva’s main hospital HUG, where he was being evaluated, Kirby said. A paramedic traveling with his motorcade immediately examined Kerry...
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
    LBC ^ | 5=31=15 | LBC
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  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told WAVY.com a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • Amtrak Employee Injured in Derailment Files Lawsuit

    05/16/2015 1:44:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KVOA-TV / NBC News ^ | May 15, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An Amtrak employee has filed the first lawsuit in connection to Tuesday's deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others in Philadelphia. The Bala Cynwyd law firm Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley, which is representing Amtrak employee Bruce Phillips and his wife Kalita Phillips of Philadelphia, confirmed with NBC10 that their clients are filing a lawsuit against Amtrak. Phillips is still hospitalized at Temple University Hospital. Phillips, an Amtrak employee, was "deadheading" in one of the rear railcars of Amtrak Regional Train 188 Tuesday night when the derailment occurred, according to the lawsuit. Deadheading is a...
  • At least five dead, 50 injured in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

    05/12/2015 10:19:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    At least five people died and dozens were injured Tuesday evening when several cars of an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. Train 188, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York. Seven cars and the engine of the train derailed in the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed at least five people died in the accident. "It is an absolute disastrous mess," he said. "Never seen anything like this in my life." Six people in critical condition and more than 40 people with less critical injuries were transported to...
  • Father arrested for erecting a barricade on bridge where his daughter plunged to her death

    04/14/2015 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2015 | Daily Mail Staff Reporter
    A grieving father was arrested as he attempted to build a barricade on the bridge where his teenage daughter died. White County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shannon Hamilton on Gene Nix Road Sunday. On March 15, Hamilton's 16-year-old daughter, Cecily Hamilton, and 18-year-old Taylor Swing died when their car went off the road and into the water below. Their car went undiscovered for hours; both teens drowned. Family members said Shannon Hamilton was trying to build a barricade on the bridge to prevent future tragedies. "The reason I was out there yesterday is because it's been 30 days and there hasn't...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
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  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID? PART 2

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...
  • OK, SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID?

    03/29/2015 6:26:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    Powerlline ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | John Hinerraker
    We wrote here about Harry Reid’s supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which landed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reid’s office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. … Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Year’s Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • The captain of downed Germanwings plane reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe

    03/27/2015 10:28:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2015 | Pamela Engel
    The captain of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French alps with 150 people on board earlier this week reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe once he realized he was locked out, according to German tabloid Bild. The Telegraph cites Bild's reporting based on unnamed security sources, noting that the information has not been officially confirmed but that a spokesman for Germanwings confirmed to AFP that an axe was on board the plane. Officials have confirmed that the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash site shows that the captain tried to break down the...
  • New York City-Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Derails in North Carolina; 55 Hurt

    03/10/2015 5:06:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | March 10, 2015
    An Amtrak train headed to New York City slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn in North Carolina Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured. It was the third serious commuter train crash in less than two months. Two deadly crashes in New York and California in February killed a total of seven people and injured 30. The oversized flatbed trailer involved in Monday's crash was transporting a modular building wrapped in blue plastic and jammed with electrical equipment,...
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Caught On Video: Skydiver Suffers Seizure During Jump Before Instructor Pulls Ripcord, Saving Him

    03/02/2015 3:51:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | 03/01/15 | sanfrancisco.cbslocal
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — A skydiver posted video of himself having a seizure during a jump that quickly racked up views on YouTube. The diver posted the video on San Bruno-based YouTube under the username Nomadic Adrenaline showing what he describes as “possibly the scariest moment of my life.”
  • High-speed chase along I-70 ends under a mattress

    02/24/2015 7:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | February 24, 2015 | By DeAnn Smith, et al.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A high-speed police chase wound through Independence and Kansas City, and the suspect driver hit at least one innocent motorist before he ditched the car and hid underneath a mattress. Police were then able to arrest the man. Independence police began to pursue the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday. The light-colored Cadillac was reported stolen in the northwest part of Independence. The driver weaved dangerously through traffic at high-speed on a crowded I-70. Independence police were joined by Kansas City officers. The man drove from Independence into Kansas City where he hit an innocent motorist driving...
  • FBI agent accidentally shot at Otay Mesa gun range (During "Training Session")

    02/21/2015 4:58:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 127 replies
    OTAY MESA — An FBI agent's handgun discharged into his leg Thursday morning during training at a firearms training center in Otay Mesa, a federal official said. The shooting happened at the San Diego Regional Firearms Training Center on Alta Road about 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. Investigators are trying to determine if the agent accidentally shot himself or if the gun malfunctioned.
  • Chunks of Concrete Fall From Bridge, Hit Passing Car in Maryland

    02/12/2015 9:11:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    4 NBC Washington ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tracee Wilkins (Associated Press)
    A driver narrowly missed being injured when a chunk of concrete fell from a Beltway bridge onto a passing car Tuesday afternoon. The driver, Katherine Dean, said she was driving on Suitland Road in Morningside, Maryland, when pieces of the overpass fell onto her car. The concrete smashed in Dean's windshield and hood, but she wasn't seriously hurt.
  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/03/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by machogirl · 206 replies
    BBC news ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | BBC
    A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei. More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured. Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue. Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river. The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said. The cause of the latest incident...
  • Cirrus SR22 Pilot Releases Selfie Video from Ditching

    01/31/2015 10:58:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    flyingmag.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Pia Bergqvist
    The Cirrus SR22 pilot who pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and was saved by a cruise ship about 250 miles east of Maui this week has released a selfie video of the incident. Leu Morton's facial expression is incredibly calm despite the stressful situation and, through an open door, Morton's video shows the parachute above the airplane moments before it hits the water. In a "Good Morning America" report, Morton describes how he used his satellite phone to report his emergency, which he described as a malfunction in the fuel system. Whether it was the airplane's fuel system...