All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘accident’

Tracy Morgan Shocker: Will Comedian Be Left With Permanent Brain Damage?

It may be hard for members of the public to understand the kind of trauma experienced by actor Tracy Morgan during his horrific car accident. But recent news should help to drive home just how difficult recovery has been for the 45-year-old comedian. According to Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, it’s still unknown whether or not he will ever be able …

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Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Shot By 9-Year-Old; Should Kids Be Allowed to Handle Guns?

A shooting range instructor from Arizona died on Monday after being shot accidentally by his 9-year-old student. Charles Vacca was training the girl to use an Uzi. In a time when many lawmakers are trying to tighten gun control measures, this accidental shooting has a lot of people questioning whether young children should be allowed to use guns. Vacca was …

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Utah Car Crash Leaves 5 Dead, 2 Injured

The holiday weekend turned deadly for five people in Utah after a head-on collision occurred on Sunday, July 6. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a van carrying five people was trying to pass a vehicle on U.S. Route 191 when it struck an oncoming sports car that was carrying two individuals near Monticello. Trooper Evan Kirby explained that when the …

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SWAT Team Throws Flash Grenade Into Child’s Crib

One of the initial phases to insure a properly executed raid is to collect as much data on the purported location and its targets: ☒ Do methamphetamine transactions take place here? ☒ Does the owner have guns? ☐ Are there any children? At Lakeview Heights Circle in Habersham County, Georgia, Cornelia police conducted a no-knock raid for a drug warrant …

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Baby 11-Story Fall: Child Survives Fall from Balcony

In what can only be described as a miracle, a baby survived an 11-story fall from the balcony of an apartment building in Minneapolis. Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib is believed to have slipped through the rails of his family’s apartment balcony, where he plunged around 100 feet to the ground. While such a fall would have a very different outcome in …

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California Bridge Fire Backs Up Traffic From California To Nevada

An accidental fire destroyed the incomplete bridge from California to Nevada on Monday afternoon. One of the bridge’s construction workers was using a blowtorch when strong winds fanned the flames, starting the massive fire. The $32 million bridge burned through the night and turned the erected supports to ash. Because of the fire, there was heavy traffic on  Interstate 15 …

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NYC Subway Derailment “Sparks” Inspection – And Friendly Connections

A New York City subway train derailed Friday morning while passing through a Queens tunnel. Involving six of the middle cars out of an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway train, the incident reportedly left 19 of the 1,000 passengers injured. While four of the injuries were deemed serious enough to require hospital transport, there were no reports made of body …

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Plane Crash At South Dakota Wind Farm Claims Four Victims

A tragic plane crash in South Dakota leaves all four of its passengers dead early Monday morning. The single engine, Piper 32, was said to be headed to Gettysburg, South Dakota from Hereford, Texas. The plane disappeared on Sunday night. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory of the Federal Aviation Administration says that early reports of the crash indicated that the collision happened …

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Amber Bellows: Newlywed BASE Jumper Dies in Parachute Accident

A Utah woman fell to her death Saturday while BASE jumping with her newlywed husband at Zion National Park. Amber Marie Bellows, 28, and 29-year-old Clayton Butler decided to take a leap off of a region located on Mount Kinesava, which dropped nearly 2,000 feet. The plateau itself is roughly 3,000 feet high surrounded by cliffs. Butler says that they …

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Coto De Caza Crash Kills 22-Year-Old Driver

Franz Nalezny, a 22-year-old student at Cal State Fullerton, died instantly Friday night when he lost control of his Mazda3 Hatchback and crashed into the side of a Coto De Caza home. California Highway Patrol authorities say that Franz was driving at a high speed on Vista Del Verde, a main road in the community, when his car struck a …

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Yale Frat Death: University Sued By Victim’s Family

A total of 86 current and former members of a fraternity at Yale University are being sued. The lawsuit is over a fatal tailgating crash that happened during the 2011 Harvard-Yale football game in New Haven, CT, that led to a woman’s death. Tragically, 30-year-old Nancy Barry lost her life when she was hit by a U-Haul truck that was …

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Chesley Sullenberger’s Heroics Helped Bring New Lives Into The World

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ‘Hudson Miracle” on Wednesday. In 2009 he saved 155 people by bringing US Airways Flight 1549 to an astounding landing on the Hudson River. The crash was caused after a flock of geese crammed the engines of the plane. As a matter of fact, Capt. Chesley not only saved lives, …

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Vail Avalanche Claims Life Of Resort Founder’s Grandson

An avalanche claimed the life of the grandson of Vail Resorts’ co-founder and temporarily trapped three other persons, county reports indicate. Anthony Seibert, 24, died in backcountry outside the Colorado resort that his grandfather, Peter Seibert Senior co-founded. The three who were injured in the accident are expected to recover from the injuries. In fact, their injuries were not bad …

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Angela Merkel Suffers Skiing Injury In Swiss Alps

On Monday it was announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident. According to spokesman Steffen Seibert, the accident happened over the holidays and will cause Merkel to cancel most of her business trips including her upcoming trip to Poland. Consequently, she will need extra rest for the next three weeks in order to recover. “It makes …

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Aspen Plane Crash: Co-Pilot Dies Leaving 2 Injured

A private jet burst into flames, leaving one person dead and two others injured. The twin-engine Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger deviated from the side of the runway while carrying three people when it crashed in Aspen Colorado, Sunday afternoon. “It was almost as if a fuse was lit and it went that quickly down the runway and the heat and the smoke …

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Amtrak Crash in Virginia Injures One

Around 6 o’clock Thursday morning, authorities responded to a report of a car being involved in an accident on a railroad track in Waverly, Virginia. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered that a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria (which also happened to be a former police car sold at an auction) had collided with an Amtrak train at the Route …

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Bill Beckwith Suffers Untimely Death In Motorcycle Accident

Bill Beckwith, co-host of HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal’, is dead. Beckwith, who made regular appearances on HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal’ died at the age of 38 in a motorcycle crash in San Francisco on Monday. The police have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident. Beckwith died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in San Francisco’s Haight district. The driver of …

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Tonya Graddy Dies In Pascagoula Refinery Explosion

An Alabama Woman was killed on Friday morning at Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Abc News reports. The Chevron factory operator was identified as  49-year-old Tonya Graddy (known as ‘Toni’ by friends and co-workers). Her job as the factory operator was to manage the flow of crude through the plant. The authorities are now investigating the cause of the explosion and fire …

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Five Injured on Vortex Thrill Ride at NC State Fair

Five people were injured on Thursday night on the Vortex thrill ride at the North Carolina State Fair. According to officials, the ride started back up as riders were trying to exit. Of the five people injured, three are still hospitalized and two are in serious condition. The ages of the injured range from 14 to 39 years old. “The …

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Pro Cyclist, Amy Dombrowski, Fatally Hit By a Truck in Belgium

American professional cyclo-cross racer, Amy Dombrowski, was killed on Thursday when she was fatally struck by a truck while training in the Belgian municipality, Sint-Katelijne-Waver. Dombrowski’s cycling team, the Young Telenet-Fidea Squad, was the first to publicly share the breaking news via Twitter. Then, another report confirming the fatal accident began circulating on the Belgian news’ site, Vandaag.be. Dombrowski’s Belgium-based …

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Fourth Of July Accident Injures 28 In Simi Valley, California

Fourth of July accidents are unfortunately not uncommon on the holiday. From fireworks to parade mishaps, people will be injured or killed. One of the scarier accidents on Thursday happened in Simi Valley, California. The city was setting off fireworks when the platform that held the fireworks turned over sending the explosives into the crowd. An estimated 28 people were …

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Parasailing Accident Leaves Two Teens Hospitalized [VIDEO]

Two 17-year-old girls were injured on Monday after a parasailing accident sent them airborne. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Indiana teens were vacationing in Panama City Beach this week when they were carried aloft on a gust of wind after attempts to winch them back failed. The boat they were attached to was anchored to …

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Fourth of July Accident Results In Death of 8-Year-Old

Fourth of July weekend is what most regard as a time of fireworks, grilling, and general celebration. Most people are familiar with the common warnings that appear around this time of year, urging caution when using fireworks. Similarly, most people are familiar with the news stories that inevitably pop up on the fifth of July that recall the accounts of …

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Tugboat Accident Results In Wisconsin Man’s Death

Tugboat accidents don’t seem like they would be all that common or deadly, but one Wisconsin man wasn’t so lucky last week. On Wednesday, a tugboat capsized at Lock and Dam No. 7 on the Mississippi River. A search for survivors began immediately, but only two of the three men on the boat survived. The search, which lasted from shortly …

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Montenegro Bus Crash: Death Toll Climbs After Plunge Into Ravine

A deadly bus crash in the tiny republic of Montenegro has claimed 18 lives, officials say. 16 Romanians were initially reported dead on Sunday after a bus slid off the road and plunged into a 160-foot deep ravine, but two more victims died of their injuries late last night, bringing the toll to 18. 26 other passengers were injured in …

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Boating Accident: 1 Body Found, Search Continues

A deadly boating accident on Utah’s Lake Powell last week led to a recovery team searching through the weekend for the bodies of two victims, and one was found late on Sunday night. The Jackman family were out in their motorboat on the lake when the driver, 59-year old Adrian Jackman, reportedly became distracted by one of the six children …

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Lake Powell Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Boat Crash

A lake on the border of Utah and Arizona is the site of a search today after a motorboat and houseboat crashed into one another on Thursday. Authorities say one woman was killed in the crash and two other women are missing but presumed dead. The victim, Marilyn Jackman, was 57 years old and was the wife of the driver …

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EagleMed Crash Kills 1, Prompts Questions

A medical helicopter crash killed a patient and injured a medical worker on Tuesday near Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to Choctaw Nation Health Services, an investigation into the crash and the safety record of EagleMed, the company that owned the helicopter, is now underway. EagleMed is a medical transport company that operates around 20 different locations throughout the midwestern U.S. The …

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Florida Boat Crash: 9 Injured, Charges Considered

A boat crash in the Florida Keys this weekend flung passengers into the water and injured nine people. According to an ABC report, authorities are now considering charges related to the incident. A 36-foot boat carrying 16 people near Elliott Key, Florida was struck on Sunday evening by a 28-foot boat carrying two people. People in the larger boat were …

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Scotch: 6,000 Gallons Catch Fire In New Jersey

Scotch, like anything worth consuming, is pretty dangerous around an open flame or anything that creates sparks. So when a truck carrying 6,000 gallons of it hit a car in New Jersey and overturned on Tuesday, it went up pretty quickly. Authorities say the truck was in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood when the driver tried to navigate a …

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