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  • ‘Tell my mom that I love her if I die,' teen pleads as van seat fatally crushes him

    04/12/2018 11:50:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 12, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CINCINNATI - Two 911 calls show that a Cincinnati teenager pleaded for help as he was crushed to death by the seat in his van Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot near his school. Kyle Jacob Plush, 16, was found dead by his father about six hours after he made the first 911 call, according to WCPO in Cincinnati. A preliminary autopsy report indicated that he died of asphyxia due to compression of his chest. His death was ruled accidental. “At this time, there is no indication of foul play or evidence of a drug overdose,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr....
  • Giant Crane Collapses In Florida, Nearly Hitting Construction Workers

    04/06/2018 9:42:12 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 5, 2018 | Anon - Staff Reporter
    A massive crane at a Florida construction site toppled Thursday, nearly crushing workers below. Surveillance footage provided by the St. Petersburg Police Department shows the moment the crane tips over, sending two workers below sprinting away. The crane narrowly missed one of at least eight workers running for their lives. St. Petersburg police tweeted that no one was injured and that the construction site, at the department’s new headquarters, didn’t suffer major damage, although the crane itself did. The Tampa Bay Times reports the crane was carrying a scissor lift weighing about 1,000 pounds. A worker told the Times that...
  • 4 KILLED IN MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR EL CENTRO, MILITARY SAYS

    04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 61 replies
    ABC 7 - Los Angeles ^ | April 4 | Staff
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Marine Corps helicopter based in El Centro crashed on a training mission and all four crew members are believed to have died, officials said.
  • HORRIFYING MOMENT OUT-OF-CONTROL CAR MOUNTS PAVEMENT AND MOWS DOWN TWO PEDESTRIANS...

    03/28/2018 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Gelllar Report ^ | 3/28/17 | Pamela Gellar
    ..LEAVING ELDERLY MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN HOSPITAL The area was packed with shoppers preparing for Passover. HORRIFYING MOMENT OUT-OF-CONTROL CAR MOUNTS PAVEMENT AND MOWS DOWN TWO PEDESTRIANS LEAVING ELDERLY MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN HOSPITAL One person is fighting for their life after a car crashed into a shop in London The Jaguar mounted the kerb and smashed into a pharmacy in Golders Green Police, paramedics and London Fire Brigade are currently at the scene By Darren Boyle for MailOnline, 28 March 2018: This is the horrifying moment an out of control Jaguar with a man clinging...
  • Driver crashes into sign, continues on with post stuck in windshield

    03/23/2018 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2017 | Dan Morse
    Police in Maryland say this was just the start of it: A 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, traveling in front of an officer early Friday morning, veered off a highway and struck a large traffic sign in Montgomery County. Next: A wooden support post from the sign became impaled in the Ford’s front windshield, sticking up and back more than five feet, like a misplaced lance. Yet the driver kept going, refusing to stop even as lights and sirens flashed behind him. “He was lucky no one was killed,” said Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery police spokesman. The driver, Omar Rasharn...
  • Horrific Hunting Accident

    03/21/2018 9:23:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 59 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2018 | J Hines
    Hunting accidents happens all the time, but this has gotta be the most painful to come across the internet. Most folks don’t realize many things can go wrong when hunting and these are not just your minor cuts. This is what happened to this fellow hunter. He suffered a hunting related-accident which the doctor had to amputate his thumb. For privacy reason the hunter name is unknown. As the hunting story goes while muzzleloader hunting deep inside the mountains of Virginia, a coyote displayed itself a shot to the hunter. Obviously, this hunter took the shot. Unfortunately, the barrel exploded...
  • Cirque du Soleil star Yann Arnaud plunges to death during Florida show

    03/18/2018 7:09:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Arnaud had been performing in Cirque shows for 15 years and was considered one of the company's most experienced entertainers, President and Chief Executive Daniel Lamarre told Reuters in a telephone interview. "We were very surprised, considering his experience, that something like that happened," said Lamarre, speaking from Tampa, where he had flown to be with the show's cast. "I cannot describe to you how the people feel. It's terrible." The death is the third involving a Cirque performer in the company's 34 years, Lamarre said, adding that the aerial strap act was seen as a relatively safe number. Julian...
  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft — but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.
  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • Police hunt gunman who killed motorist on I-95 in Boca Raton

    02/09/2018 7:12:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    An unknown gunman killed a man driving a sports car early Wednesday on Interstate 95, but it remained unclear whether shooter was a random sniper. The gunman had not been found late Wednesday. Police released few details about the crime, except to say they believe Edvin Milkevic, 29, of Boca Raton, was shot while driving on the highway. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper at a nighttime paving job on I-95 heard a crash near the Yamato Road exit about 4:30 a.m. The black Nissan 370 Z had hit a construction barrel and drove up the west side of the grassy...
  • NY: Parma Man Accidentally Shot from Half Mile Away

    01/27/2018 10:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In October 2016, two men were target shooting in rural New York.  They were sighting in rifles for the upcoming deer season.They could see about a thousand feet, but there was no obvious backstop on the flat ground.  They had two .308 Winchester rifles, a Del-Ton AR, and a pistol. It was about 4 p.m. Almost half a mile away, unseen, Kevin Flannery was mowing a lane on his property.  A picture taken a year later shows tall ground cover on either side of the lane. Flannery could not be seen from the position of the shooters.Flannery apparently moved...
  • Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

    01/26/2018 7:36:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 16, 2018 | amp/jm (Reuters, AP, dpa)
    At least 10 construction workers died and several were injured after a partially constructed bridge in central Colombia collapsed on Monday. The laborers were working on the bridge's drainage system when the incident occurred. The victims fell 280 meters (920 feet) into a ravine in Chirajara about 95 kilometers (60 miles) from the Colombian capital of Bogota.
  • Colorado nurse, 20, dies in bungee jumping accident

    01/14/2018 9:42:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    A Colorado woman’s death remains a mystery after investigators said the device at the center of her bungee jumping accident was functioning properly. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment worked with manufacturer Head Rush Technologies to test the device and is not investigating other potential reasons for the Jan. 4 fall that killed 20-year-old Ciara Romero, reports the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Romero was participating in a 70-foot bungee-jump feature at Get Air at the Silo when she fell. Participants climb one of the silo’s towers, then transfer to a wooden platform and jump off while attached to a...
  • Please Pray for Lady Run Over by Her Own Car after being Attacked by a Cat & Leaving Car in Reverse

    01/07/2018 10:29:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    internet | 1/7/18 | Charles O'Connell
    Please pray for a lady left with serious injuries after a cat jumped in her car, attacked her, she left the car in reverse, she jumped out, the car ran her over, she was taken away by ambulance with serious injuries.Woman run over with her own car while trying to escape cat attack, troopers say. Car left in reverse, rolled over woman.
  • Straightening of curve at Amtrak derailment site in Dupont had not been state priority

    01/03/2018 9:20:33 PM PST · by massmike · 42 replies
    www.seattletimes.com ^ | 01/04/18 | Mike Lindblom
    The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three people, was identified years ago as an obstacle to Washington state’s dream of creating high-speed rail. The corridor between Lakewood and Nisqually “includes unsuitable sharp curvature,” said the state’s long-range plan, written in 2006. “A new connection, largely on structure because of differences in elevation, with a speed limit of one hundred mph will be required.” Even with $800 million in Obama administration stimulus money, Washington state didn’t rebuild it. The state’s stimulus contracts, released through a public-records request, show the state made no promises to change the curve,...
  • Schumer Continues to Block Pick to Lead Top Railroad Regulation Agency

    12/24/2017 10:02:27 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    Top Senate Dem blocks vote on FRA nominee days after fatal train derailment Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) ended the Senate's legislative year blocking the Trump administration's pick to head the Federal Railroad Administration due to his demand that the federal government provide billions of dollars in funding for a major tunnel project between New York and New Jersey. Ronald Batory, a widely respected former railroad executive with over four decades of experience in the industry, was approved unanimously for the FRA post by members of the Senate Commerce Committee in early August, but Schumer has blocked efforts...
  • LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

    12/16/2017 9:13:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rachel Frazin, Jorge Milian and Hannah Winston
    LAKE WORTH A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries in the crash, according...
  • Construction worker killed on turnpike in Franklin County

    11/28/2017 1:57:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WITF ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff Report, Chambersburg Public Opinion
    (Spring Run) -- A construction worker was killed when his backhoe was struck by a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 10, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Newville. Police said Robert W. Marchetti, 63, of Drums, was driving the backhoe loader from the median to the south berm, at mile marker 197.4 between the Willow Hill and Blue Mountain interchanges, when the rear bucket was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen traveling east in the left lane. The driver of the car, Peter J. Awadallah, 21, of Jackson, N.J., and a passenger, were both...
  • Police search for suspect in road rage stabbing on MD 200

    11/27/2017 10:40:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 21, 2017 | Dick Uliano
    WASHINGTON — Maryland State Police want the public’s help bringing to justice a pickup truck driver who stabbed a man this week on MD 200 — the Intercounty Connector. The victim was a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado which was heading eastbound on the ICC, Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30. The incident began with a dispute between the drivers of the Silverado and a gray Ford pickup. The suspect then drove his gray truck on the shoulder to get around the white truck, according to police. On the ramp to northbound Interstate 95, as the Ford truck blocked the path...
  • Alabama teen fatally shot in hunting accident, police say

    11/14/2017 11:17:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/14/2017
    Authorities say a teenage girl has been killed in a hunting accident in Alabama. News outlets report the 15-year-old was shot on Monday about 20 miles southwest of Birmingham. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies believe the girl and an adult family friend had been on a youth hunt. Authorities say the girl climbed down from a tree stand while they prepared to leave. As the friend passed down her rifle, deputies say the gun fired and struck the teen.