Horror as remote-control helicopter stunt pilot, 19, partially-decapitates himself with his aircraft after he lost control Roman Pirozek Jr, 19, was an avid RC helicopter hobbyist who apparently ...
specialized in performing dare-devil tricks with his powerful $1,500 model helicopter. His own father watched as the blades of the 6-pound RC flyer sliced off a piece of his head. He was dead when police arrived
A woman sitting in the sun with her eight-month-old baby daughter and her dog in Holly Park in San Francisco park was run over by a maintenance vehicle and died in hospital on Thursday. The driver apparently fled the scene, but was later detained and questioned.
She was later identified as Christine Svanemyr, a Zen monk and life coach.
Svanemyr had spent the last 10 years working for a San Francisco-based meditation school called New Ventures West, where she achieved status as a Zen monk. Svanemyr and her husband, the school’s communications director, previously lived in Salt Lake City.
Thomas Burnoski, a 57-year-old San Francisco parks worker was arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Henry Konietzky, 59, died after he was exposed to the deadly bacteria while wading in the Halifax River in Florida on Saturday.
Mr Konietzky, a married father, had accidentally stepped on some ants before getting into the water and sustained ant bites, which could have created an open wound for the bacteria to get inside. He then waded into the water, knee-deep, to set crab traps. The next morning the man from Palm Coast woke to find what looked like an insect bite on his leg.
Debbie Stack, the man’s sister-in-law, said, "They did not take [the bite] seriously until it started festering and quickly. Then he started feeling ill.’ The keen fisherman was rushed to hospital on Sunday but he was dead by Monday. Ms Stack said: ‘They tried multiple antibiotics but nothing was touching it. Nothing even phased it.’
His daughter Sheila added: 'We are still in shock. What's really devastating is that he fished his whole life. For something like this to take him away from us so quickly, without warning, is really scary.'
Security camera footage shows Lewis on the patio, a designated smoking area, when the lighter in his pocket suddenly catches his shirt on fire. Residents try, but fail, to put out the flames. Lewis then frantically pushes himself back inside to get help.
The video shows frantic workers inside the building. Staff members spray Lewis with a fire extinguisher; then they roll him back outside, where his smoldering body covered in foam sits motionless.
My nominee for the Darwin Award Train Runs Over Couple Having Sex on Tracks
Local police say a middle-aged couple in central Ukraine was run over by a switcher locomotive while having sex on the tracks. According to the country's Interior Ministry, the woman died at the location while the man was hospitalized after losing both his legs. The victims' names were not released, but it was reported that the man was 41 and the woman appeared to by thirtysomething. The ministry cited the surviving victim, who said that he and his girlfriend “failed to overcome their natural passion when walking home… and wanted to experience an extreme sensation near the railroad tracks.
A Brazilian drugs trafficker was killed by his own stock when he was crushed by half a ton of marijuana. The man died after he lost control of his car and hit a tree, resulting in his stock of weed stored in the backseat shooting forward, squashing him against the wheel. The driver was on the run from the Federal Highway police, who had taken up the chase after the smuggler refused to stop at a road block in Bataguassu, 210 miles from Campo Grande.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 5, 2013 3:33 PM | Permalink