Susan Dibene, 33, was pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller on Saturday when she approached some railroad tracks whose safety arms had already began to lower. Dibene made the ill-fated decision to save 5 minutes and crossed the tracks with her daughter anyway.
The conductor of the train stated he blew the train’s horn and tried to brake but could only watch Dibene wrestle the stroller across the tracks.
The first time the stroller got stuck Dibene was able to successfully free it, only to have it get stuck a second time. Once again, Dibene was able to free the stroller and pushed it off the tracks and out of the train’s path.
Unfortunately, Dibene wasn’t able to do the same for herself and was struck by the train. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
While some, including Dibene’s mother, are calling this woman a hero for saving her daughter’s life, the girl should have never been in danger to begin with. I don’t mean to talk ill of Dibene, as she’s already paid the ultimate price for her decision, but why would she risk her and her kid’s life like that in the first place? It’s a friggin’ train.…Continue Reading
Sante Fe, NM — Derrick Manuel, the bloody guy to the left, was brutally beaten by three men earlier this week after he accidentally hit a 5-year-old girl that darted in front of his vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.
As is apparent in the attached surveillance video, the car in which the child was riding stops in the middle of the parking lot. The girl jumps out, runs behind the vehicle and straight into the path of Manuel’s truck. When Manuel attempted to climb out of his truck to check on the child, three of the kiddos relatives jumped him.
“At one point, I was going to pass out,” said 49-year-old Manuel. “They were hitting my face, they were hitting me, hitting me.”
Both Manuel and the child were taken to the hospital for treatment and later released. No word on the girl’s injuries, but authorities said they were minor. Manuel suffered cuts, swelling and contusions to his face during the rumble, which police say had to be broken up by witnesses.…Continue Reading
Holland, MI – Chad Bradbury, 24, was supposed to marry his fiancée, Samantha Stille, 23, today. The wedding is understandably off due to the fact that he – and the bride’s brother – died in a car crash Thursday night. The crash was as spectacular as it was tragic.
Bradbury, Michael Stille, 22, and best man, Jeffrey Hinds, 25, were reportedly on their way to the tuxedo shop when the vehicle they were in left the roadway, went airborne, and landed on a house. Stille died in the crash. Hinds, who was driving, is in fair condition at a local hospital – but is expected to be okay.
News reports said that speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
On Thursday Bradbury left work at Vandenberg Stereo, telling the guys he’d ‘be back soon.’
“That’s what’s so haunting,” said Ron Vandenberg, Bradbury’s boss, “when he left we had no idea that was the last time I was going to say goodbye to him. So devastating.”…Continue Reading
BILLINGS, Montana — Investigators say the man who was attacked by a wounded grizzly bear did not die from the mauling, but rather a gunshot from the friend who was trying to save him.
The hunting trip from hell happened on Sept 16 along the Montana-Idaho border where four people had gotten together to hunt some black bear. After splitting into groups of two, 20-year-old Ty Bell shot what he thought was a black bear.
He and his hunting partner, 39-year-old Steve Stevenson, waited around for 15 minutes and began tracking the bear they figured was now dead. They eventually found the bear but unfortunately for the men, the bear was very much alive and wasn’t a black bear at all.
There are only about 45 grizzly bears in the entire 2.4-million acre Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, and Bell happened to shoot one of them.
The grizzly, being pretty pissed off about getting shot, turned on both men and started for Bell. Stevenson, in a heroic attempt to save his friend, began making noise to distract the bear.…Continue Reading
Pooler, GA - A woman found unconscious in a McDonald’s bathroom last Wednesday died shortly thereafter from asphyxiation due to carbon dioxide leaking through the walls from a faulty gas line leading to a soda fountain.
Firefighters were called when two women were found in the restroom completely out. Initial investigations pointed to
Knoxxxious noxious fumes released by cleaning chemicals, however that was ruled out after the autopsy of 80 year-old Anne Felton from Ponte Vedra, Florida showed death by suffocation. Imagine drowning on dry land…
Carbon dioxide (not to be confused with the super-deadly carbon monoxide) is generally harmless. We produce it as a product of oxygen consumption, and it is then used by plants who produce oxygen. This is called ‘The Circle of Life’ and has nothing to do with this story other than to tell you that carbon dioxide usually doesn’t kill people and to reference The Lion King.
Carbon dioxide is so harmless we use it to make bubbles in our soda, which is exactly what the carbon dioxide in this McDonald’s would’ve been doing if it weren’t for a leaky line.…Continue Reading
New York, NY - A man was decapitated on track 18 around 6:45pm Sunday night by an eastbound train at Penn Station.
Not much is known about the man, other than that he no longer has a head, is in his 40′s and may or may not be our old friend Mr. Pickle.
While police are still investigating, it isn’t believed there was any malicious intent involved. At this point they believe he may have
not been able to afford a real haircut simply jumped or fell.
Transit employees have been offered counseling because apparently seeing someone get their noggin taken off by a choo-choo can mess you up a little.
Surprisingly, the whole affair only knocked back the entire transit system by 19 minutes. Perhaps I’m a bit used to the disastrous nature of my home state’s incredibly slow response to anything, but I feel like 19 minutes could be a record for having to mop up a suspected suicide.…Continue Reading
Vanhorn was carrying the tank outside out of a condo while preparing for a diving trip with Sara Swoch, 27, and Brent Stevens, 22, who were also inside the condo at the time of the explosion but were unhurt.
The tank was found split down the middle and lodged in the man’s kitchen ceiling. The explosion destroyed the walls and ceilings of the condo, blew out the doors and windows, and even damaged cars in the parking lot. One car even suffered a door being blown out completely.
A neighbor, 58 year-old Greg Sullivan, rushed over to help what initially appeared to be a man bleeding from the head. When he got closer, though, he saw what he described as a “completely devastating wound” and realized it was too late.
Given the size of the blast, I’d imagine this to be as hopeless as trying to turn Chinese food back into puppies.…Continue Reading
London, UK - Two days after being shot with a paintball in the chest, a 26 year-old woman found out the impact had ruptured one of her fake boobies.
What the woman initially thought was simply a bruise from a closely-fired projectile was confirmed to be much more by her doctor. Her implant had been punctured. The woman called the park to inform them, but no legal action is planned. You’ll be happy to know that the sweater-puppets are expected to make a full recovery.
This is the first incident of its kind ever reported. Despite the unlikely nature of the accident, the company who owns Paintzone Paintball Park, where the accident happened, is issuing additional warnings and gear to customers with breast implants.
Said a spokesperson: “We’re now providing additional padding around the chest region to any surgically enhanced female participants.” I like that phrase, ‘surgically enhanced.’ Sounds a lot closer to ‘sexy robot’ than ‘stripper.’
Furthermore, the company added a line to its standard waiver, which reads: “Paintballs can damage/ rupture breast implants.” This is in addition to two separate items already on the waiver that state, in layman’s terms, that ‘paintballs can hurt like fuck.’ Sure, it seems as obvious as ‘Coffee may be hot’, but I didn’t think to wear a cup the first time I went, and I damn near got my dick shot off.…Continue Reading
LEAVENWORTH, KS – It’s like FINAL DESTINATION day today. First we get a chick killed in a freak towing accident and now a woman cleaning her yard is lucky to be alive after a freak accident with a tree branch.
Sara Warren was clearing a yard of tree limbs on Friday after severe storms made their way through the area. I still don’t understand exactly what happened next, even after reading a couple articles, but somehow Sarah was attacked by a stick.
“They were down to the last branch that they were clearing away. As they were clearing it away, Sara was back away from the tree quite a bit and another branch popped out of basically nowhere,” said Sara’s son-in-law Carl Johnson.
I have absolutely no idea what “branch popped out of basically nowhere” even means as it sounds like black magick, but the conjured branch made its way through Sarah’s nose, through her eye socket, into her sinus cavity and then touched her brain.
Surprisingly, Sarah is expected to make a full recovery.…Continue Reading
Geraldton, WA - A 29-year-old woman from Western Australia was killed Saturday morning while sitting in the passenger seat of her partner’s car as he was attempting to pull a friend’s car out of the sand.
The tow attempt was reportedly made by connecting a rope between the front of the car in which the victim was riding and the rear tow ball of the stuck vehicle.
When the unidentified victim’s partner started accelerating the car in reverse, the strain of the rope caused the tow ball to snap from the hitch. Senior Constable Darryl Peedan said that the tow ball then shot back through the front window of the car and hit the woman in the throat.
“The tow ball appeared to be fairly rusty and that may have caused the tow ball to snap off and go through the vehicle that was trying to get it out,” he said.
The woman’s three children reportedly witnessed the accident. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Geraldton Regional Hospital.…Continue Reading
Milford, MA – Nicolas Guaman, who is in the country illegally and has no driver’s license, was arraigned on charges related to driving while drunk and hitting and killing 23-year-old Matthew Denice late Saturday.
It was reported that while believed to be drunk – and transporting his 6-year old child – Guaman struck Denice who was on his motorcycle. Police said Denice became stuck in the wheel well of Guaman’s truck and dragged a quarter mile onto a yard, despite witnesses trying to get him to stop.
“People across the street were … beating on the window, beating on the truck and yelling at him, trying to get him to stop,” said Greg Russo, a witness.
Guaman drove off anyway, telling police later that he “didn’t know what to do.” He would drive for about a quarter mile with Denice lodged in the passenger-side wheel well, his body falling out when Guaman ran off the road and into a yard. Denice was alive when Guaman dragged him with his truck, said Worcester County District Attorney spokesman Paul Jarvey.…Continue Reading
Raceland, Lousiana – In one of the saddest stories I’ve read today, a 4-year-old boy was killed after falling off the back of a tractor and then ran over by a grass cutter the tractor was pulling behind it.
Last Thursday night, Logan Howes and his 7-year-old brother were riding on a tractor driven by their grandmother’s boyfriend. It was something they did all the time whenever they came over to visit, family say, and an activity that others in the community participate in with their own grandchildren.
But on this occasion, Barry Medeiros was making a turn and hit a bump at the same time. The older boy held on, but little Howes fell off and into the blades of a grass cutting attachment and died of multiple traumatic injuries. One neighbor described what happened immediately after they realized something had went wrong.
“We heard them yell so we walked over there and we saw Barry, the driver of the tractor crying over there and my dad went over, hugged him, comforted him and asked him what’s wrong Barry, he started just mumbling jibberish, mainly just about how he’s sorry.”
Authorities have ruled his death as an accident, an accident that has others thinking twice about letting children ride with them in such a fashion in the future.…Continue Reading
Southboro, MA — State police have reported that one woman died and two others were injured when a backhoe fell from a truck on I495 and completely annihilated a minivan behind it. Killed was Xjaoyun Jiang, 70ish. Injured were a 42-year-old woman, a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl – the woman critically.
The accident occurred when a 2007 Case backhoe was being towed by a National Grid Freightliner truck, Procopio said. The backhoe reportedly “fell off the trailer,” hit the 2000 Toyota Sienna following, and both the minivan and backhoe rolled off the right side of the highway. The backhoe came to rest on top the minivan.
“We don’t know what caused the accident.” said David Graves, spokesman for National Grid – a public utility company. Graves added that the company truck was being “test-driven” at the time of the accident.
“The reason for testing, it’s a new model of dump truck that National Grid was continuing to evaluate through test drives because we had some safety considerations that had been identified by employees,” Graves said.…Continue Reading
LANCASTER, N.Y. – A 10-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after his sister shot him in the head with an arrow.
The incident happened last Thursday as the boy and his 14-year-old sister were playing in their backyard. The sister was using a bow and arrow to shoot at trees when somehow she scored a bulls-eye, adorning her little brother’s forehead with one of her arrows.
He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery. He was initially listed in critical condition, but on Friday he was upgraded to stable.
Though the boy was unlucky as a human target, he was lucky that the arrow did not pierce his brain, just like another boy from a few years back who also received an arrow through the eye socket from a girl playing with a bow and arrow.
It’s not clear if the shooting was accidental or on purpose, and with the stories we’ve seen on this site it wouldn’t surprise me either way, and police are investigating.
“We haven’t determined exactly the full cause of what occurred yet, and we’re consulting with the District Attorney’s office,” Police Capt.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – This story is a week old, but I figured I’d post it for anyone else who, like me, didn’t see it. A 10-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek was found dead inside a storage locker last week.
The girl was playing outside a home with her cousins and some neighborhood kids late Monday night, early Tuesday morning, when she climbed inside the small trunk to hide. Reports are the girl took considerable pride in not being found by picking some pretty good hiding places in the past, including a dryer.
This time she picked one a little too good. It was a storage locker of some type located in the backyard of the house. She would not be found until the next morning when the adults in the home woke up and began looking for her. Attempts were made to revive her but she had already died, possibly of positional asphyxiation or suffocation.
Police do not suspect foul play, but they did notify child protective services when they found the inside of the home a mess.…Continue Reading
Jackson, MS — According to officials, 56-year-old Betty Walker opened fire on a pit bull puppy that had supposedly threatened neighborhood children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband instead. Oopsie!
Betty told police the 8-month-old puppy named “Cocaine” had lunged at some children Friday afternoon and tried to attack them. Witnesses say Walker’s husband, Robert, ordered the children inside and scooped the critter up. At that point, Betty reportedly aimed her .38-caliber and shot twice, hitting the dog in the leg and her husband in the chest. 59-year-old Robert later died at the hospital.
Cocaine was confiscated by animal control…the extent of his injuries is unknown. Police say Montgomery face charges.
So far, the incident is being classified as an accident – that may change after the grand jury hears the case.…Continue Reading
LAWTON, Okla. — Michael Raper had just celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday and was engaged to be married in February. Everything seemed to be going pretty well for the guy until Tuesday when he was involved in a horrific, workplace accident involving a meat grinder.
Raper was in charge of cleaning the machinery at a Bar S food processing plant when he somehow fell feet first into an auger. (*cringe*)
When emergency crews arrived, they found Raper conscious and trapped from the waist down. It took two hours to free him from the machine before he was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, Raper’s injuries proved too severe, injuries that included losing both of his legs, and he would die on Wednesday.
Department of Labor officials have started an OSHA investigation and the vice president for operations at the plant they are working with all government agencies to determine the cause of the accident.
This story reminds me that life is just too short and that KFOR’s Joleen Chaney is hot as hell.…Continue Reading
A 14-year-old girl was found dead the morning after hosting a sleep-over at her house in which she and a few other girls drank alcohol.
Takeimi Rao hosted a sleepover at her house last Saturday night. After her mother had taken her and her friends for hamburgers and returned back home, the girl’s tried drinking vodka, possibly mixed with soda. Sometime early Sunday morning, Rao’s mother woke up to the sound of two of the girls puking. They did not tell her that they had been drinking, and blamed it on the food they had eaten earlier.
An hour after she had helped the two girls and got them back in bed, she was woke up by another girl and her daughter puking. By 9 a.m. Sunday morning, two of the girls had already been picked up by their parents and another was taking a shower.…Continue Reading
William and his wife, 62-year-old Myrtle, were driving along Stony Gap Road Tuesday afternoon when they spotted the lone toddler walking in the road. William pulled into a nearby driveway and Myrtle got out of the truck to help the girl.
As Myrtle was walking back to the truck with the child, she apparently stopped at the rear of the vehicle to ask a neighbor if she knew who the kid belonged to. William, thinking his wife had crossed the street, began backing out of the driveway.
A nearby witness saw what was about to happen and yelled for William to stop, but because he had the windows rolled up and the AC on, William heard nothing. He continued to back out, pinning his wife and the child underneath the truck.
Troopers said William, who thought he had driven over something in the median, then pulled forward and backed over the two a second time.…Continue Reading
Maryann Slettehaugh was out on her daily walk when she crossed the Stockton Avenue bridge in a marked pedestrian crosswalk. As she entered the bicycle lane, she was struck by a teenager on a skateboard traveling anywhere from 15 to 20mph.
Capitola police Sgt. Andrew Dally said the skateboarder, who was traveling down a steep hill, tried to avoid hitting Slettehaugh by jumping off his board.”It was not a malicious type of act,” he told reporters. “He seemed like a pretty clean-cut and honest kid.”
The teen stayed at the scene as he and bystanders tried to render aid to Slettehaugh who had fallen unconscious. One witness said the kid looked ”a little bit dazed and a little overwhelmed by the whole situation.” Slettehaugh was airlifted to Valley Medical Center where she would die later that evening.
Detective Marquis Booth told CNN that municipal code prohibits skateboarding the Capitola Village commercial district where the accident occurred.…Continue Reading