Brooklyn, New York – A celebrated indie drummer died in an absolutely horrifying accident over the weekend. Gerhardt “Jerry” Fuchs, 34, died after attempting to jump out of a stuck elevator. He was attending a formal fundraiser Saturday night when he and a friend got stuck between floors in a freight elevator. His friend made the three to four foot leap from the elevator into a fourth floor hallway, but when Fuchs made the jump, a piece of his clothing got caught and he was jerked backwards and down the elevator shaft. Fuchs is well known in the indie community, having played for bands like !!!, Maserati, LCD Soundsystem, MSTRKRFT, The Juan MacLean and Turing Machine. The odd thing? This is Maserati’s second drummer to die. Fuchs had replaced Maserati’s drummer Mikel Gius who died in a 2005 bike accident. Check out a video of Fuchs in action after the jump.…

PELHAM, New HampshireNo crime here, just a tragedy. 10-year-old Christian Gualtieri was killed while out trick-or-treating with his dad and friends on Saturday night. He had just left a residence and was heading towards another house when the freak accident occurred. As he was navigating around a parked car,  a rotted birch tree snapped and fell on him. “(It’s) just a freak accident. The wind was going pretty well and it appears the wind knocked down a rotted tree and just went down on the boy,” Pelham police Lt. Gary Fisher said. Christian went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell, Mass., where he died a short time later. The video report states the fourth-grader did not regain consciousness after being struck – so if there is any good to come out of such a tragic story, it is that he did not suffer. As for the surviving friends and family, I’m sure that will not be the case. …

When Trees Attack!

September 16, 2009 at 12:30 am by  

KAMIAH, Idaho – On September 5th, 20-year-old Michelle Childers and her husband were taking a scenic drive along the Lochsa River when she was viciously assaulted by a spruce tree. As she was talking with her husband, the tree reached into the passenger side of the truck and impaled her through the neck. Surprisingly, she was not immediately killed and completely conscious even though she had a tree limb sticking out of her throat. An hour later they reached Lochsa Lodge where a life flight helicopter was called. She was taken to St. Patrick Hospital and after a 6-hour surgery, the 13-inch spruce limb was removed. Wanna see a pic of the limb in her neck? Of course ya’ do. Check it out after the jump.…


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