Tag: Accident

Surgeons Had To Put Out Fire In Man's Chest During Heart Surgery

Surgeons from Australia present the strange case of a flash fire suddenly erupting in the chest cavity of a man under surgery. They point to several risk factors, including the patient's illness, that may have led to the accident.

Public Health June 3, 2019

Ferry Hits Marine Animal In Sea Of Japan Injuring 80 Passengers

A ferry in Japan carrying 121 passengers and four crew members possibly collided with a whale. Many passengers were injured, 13 of which were serious.

Feature | Science March 9, 2019

43-Year-Old Man 'Shocked' To Be Alive After Being Impaled By 40-Pound Piece Of Farm Equipment

A man from Idaho was impaled by a 40-pound spear while working on building a fence. The object pierced the man through his back and out of his stomach when it fell from the loader it was attached to.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Parasailing Accident Leaves Woman Floating In Air For 45 Minutes

Katie Malone was celebrating her 29th birthday in Mexico when she suffered numerous injuries from a parasailing accident. The cable connecting the parasail and the boat snapped, leaving her in the air for 45 minutes.

Public Health June 29, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Woman Decides To Have Her Leg Amputated Years After Snapping It In A 'Freak' Accident

A woman from Manchester decided to have her leg cut off after snapping it six years prior. She said she was only walking on a pavement while leaving a movie theater and didn't fall into anything at all.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2018

Tesla Model X Avoids Big Crash: Instant Torque Saves The Day

Tesla Model X's instant torque prevented a major accident recently. This is not the first time when the instant acceleration successfully foiled a major road mishap.

Car Tech March 21, 2017

Medical Marijuana: Traffic Deaths Drop In States That Legalized Cannabis Use

While the debate on medical marijuana continues, a surprising new finding relating to its legalization has surfaced. Traffic death rates dropped significantly in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Public Health December 30, 2016

Amusement Park Safety Under Scrutiny After Recent String Of Accidents

A recent string of theme park ride-related accidents over the past five days has renewed calls for better safety regulations. Experts urge the government to provide more oversight for amusement and water parks in the country.

Public Health August 15, 2016

Texas Train Crash: 3 People Missing, 1 Injured In Freight Train Collision In Texas

Three crew members are missing and one was injured when two freight trains collided near Panhandle, Texas on June 28. The crash also caused the trains' cars and containers to be derailed and scattered some 400 yards from the collision site.

June 30, 2016

Car Crashes No Longer The Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths In The US

Vehicular accidents are no longer the number one cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Instead, a growing number of Americans die unintentionally because of drug overdoses.

Medicine June 12, 2016

More Than 700 Migrants Drown In Three Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Officials report that an estimated 700 migrants have drowned in three different shipwrecks since Wednesday. Many of the victims were from Libya and were trying to cross the Mediterranean in order to get to Italy.

Life & Style May 30, 2016

Ohio Teen Electrocuted While Trying YouTube Science Experiment

A 15-year-old teen in Ohio was electrocuted while attempting the Jacob's Ladder experiment he found on YouTube. The high school freshman was pronounced dead at the Mercy Regional Medical Center.

Society April 21, 2016

Man Loses Leg After Shooting Lawn Mower Packed With Explosives: Everything You Need To Know About Tannerite

A Georgia man lost his leg after an old riding lawn mower he shot suddenly exploded and sent a piece of metal towards him. According to the police, the lawn mower was filled with an explosive chemical known as Tannerite.

Society March 27, 2016

Government Proposes Sleep Apnea Test For Bus Drivers, Railroad Workers And Truckers

Road accidents cause fatal injuries and one of the most common cause is when the driver falls asleep. The government proposes sleep apnea tests for commercial drivers and railroad workers.

Life March 9, 2016

One-Year-Old Baby In Britain Suffers Serious Burns And Kidney Problems After Drinking Oven Cleaner

After pressing a bottle of oven cleaner to his mouth, Elijah Mole sustained severe burns on his face, mouth, neck and tongue. The accident happened when his dad was cleaning the oven.

Life October 16, 2015

Shark Bites 25-Year-Old Surfer Off Hawaii Coast

A 25-year-old surfer had been bitten by a shark off the coast of Hawaii. The incident is the fifth shark attack in the state this year.

Society October 10, 2015

One Eye Glued Shut: Florida Woman Mistakes Super Glue For Eye Drops

A woman from Florida accidentally glued one of her eyes shut. This was due to someone handing her a bottle of it, mistaking it for eye drops.

Life October 10, 2015

Rapper Fetty Wap Being Treated In Hospital Following Motorcycle Accident

Rapper Fetty Wap involved in a motorcycle accident that we was riding. The singer has been admitted to a hospital and receiving treatment.

Society September 28, 2015

5,000: Number Of Tricycle-Related Injuries Treated In US Emergency Rooms Each Year

An estimated 5,000 cases of tricycle-related accidents are being reported yearly in the U.S., with victims being mostly children who are one year old to three years old, a study reveals.

Life September 15, 2015

Base Jumper Pair Retries Jump A Year After Breaking Their Backs During Previous Attempt

After a near-fatal accident last year, base jumpers Austin Carey and Jay Rawe make their way back to Perrine Bridge as they refuse to quit the extreme sport they love.

Society April 16, 2015

Baby Girl Found Alive In Upside-Down Vehicle In Freezing Utah River

A Utah man saves the life of a baby girl trapped inside an upside-down vehicle in the freezing Utah River. The vehicle struck a cement barrier on the bridge and hurtled into the river.

Internet Culture March 9, 2015

Microsoft HoloLens Designer Mike Ey Died In Tragic Hit And Run Accident: Friends Sends Their Love

A sad story today as Microsoft HoloLens designer died in a car accident yesterday. The driver who took his life was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, and ran from the scene.

Internet Culture March 5, 2015

Amazing Photo Of Comet Lovejoy Accidentally Taken By 570-MP Dark Energy Camera

Comet Lovejoy has been photographed like never before. How did this happen by accident?

Space March 1, 2015

American Horror Story: Actor Ben Woolf Is Dead

Fans mourned the passing of his onscreen character, Meep, and now they gathered to mourn the actor himself after he passed away on Monday from injuries gained via a car accident.

Movies/TV Shows February 25, 2015

Watch 92-Year-Old Driver Smash Into 9 Vehicles At Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot [Video]

A 92-year old driver lost control of his vehicle at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot and crashed into 9 vehicles. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

Internet Culture February 18, 2015

Lance Armstrong Crashes Onto Two Parked Cars, Girlfriend Takes Blame

Lance Armstrong crashed into two parked SUVs post a pre-New Year's party; however, the cyclist shifted the blame to his girlfriend to avoid public scrutiny.

Society February 4, 2015

A Splash of Miracle: Dog Survives Fall from 15th Floor Apartment in Sacramento

A Boston terrier named Sam fell from the balcony of a 15th floor apartment and miraculously survived. The dog broke a few ribs but is recovering well.

Society December 27, 2014

Two Planes at LaGuardia Collide, Clip Wings

Ground collision at New York airport tears part of wing off Southwest airplane. Passengers tweet about incident, take photos.

Society December 23, 2014

People Magazine Accidentally Publishes Pre-Written Kirk Douglas Obituary

Caution: This is what happens when you pre-write an obituary.

Movies/TV Shows December 1, 2014

Find My iPhone app not just for finding phones, it can help save lives

As precious hours slipped by and OnStar failed to find a woman injured in a car crash, Apple's Find My iPhone pointed rescuers to her exact location at the bottom of a 300-foot-deep ravine. Her wireless carrier could only direct rescuers to within a seven-mile parameter.

Apps/Software October 15, 2014

First dude in the world to buy iPhone 6 drops it on live TV

It was the drop heard 'round the world. A teen in Australia, being the first to buy an iPhone 6, dropped his prized gadget just moments after getting it, and it happened on live TV.

Geek September 19, 2014

Passengers trapped for hours on Six Flags roller coaster

Six Flags’ Joker’s Jinx roller coaster malfunctioned Sunday, leaving passengers stuck for hours before being rescued.

Internet Culture August 11, 2014

Ohio man on hiking trip, rafting adventure dies in Grand Canyon

A 62-year-old man from Ohio dies during a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon. Attempts to resuscitate the individual were unsuccessful.

Society June 30, 2014

Stranded ship off Galapagos is a disaster waiting to happen, warns Ecuador

The Galapaface 1, stranded in the Galapagos, may present environmental dangers, even after having its cargo removed.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2014

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