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‘Unimaginable’: Man killed when headstone falls at mother-in-law’s gravesite

A 74-year-old Pennsylvania man died this week after a headstone fell on him while he was at a relative’s grave. Stephen Woytack was decorating his mother-in-law’s grave for Easter on Monday when the stone toppled, reported ABC affiliate WNEP.

Senh: Sad. When it's your time to go, it's your time.


2-year-old loses feet when dad runs over her with lawnmower

A 2-year-old Florida girl's feet were severed when her father accidentally ran over her with a riding lawn mower in a tragic mixup, officials said. The toddler, identified by police as Ireland Nugent, was running in her Palm Harbor yard on Wednesday evening as her mother, Nicole, yelled after her to stop, NBC affiliate WFLA reported.


Snowmobile Rider Dies From X Games Injuries

Caleb Moore, the innovative rider who crashed his snowmobile in the freestyle finals at the Winter X Games last week, was 25.


Beauty queen has quarter of her skull removed and stored in her STOMACH for six weeks after fishing accident ...

Skull stored in stomach

A former beauty queen has undergone an incredible surgery where a quarter of her skull was removed and stored in her stomach while she recovered from a devastating head injury. Surgeons removed the rear quarter of Jamie Hilton's skull and placed in her abdomen so that the bone would remain sterile and nourished as her brain swelling subsided. When the mother-of-three and former Mrs. Idaho woke up from the operation she found the large, hard lump in her stomach and a portion of her head missing.


Woman shoots and kills her husband after mistaking him for intruder

New Orleans Cops

A 57-year-old New Orleans man was accidentally shot and fatally injured by his wife who mistook him for an intruder, police said Monday.


Driver claiming he's 101 hits pedestrians, mostly children, outside Los Angeles school

A driver who said he was 101 years old jumped a curb and crashed into a group of pedestrians Wednesday afternoon outside a south Los Angeles elementary school, injuring 11 people, mostly children, officials said.


Rodney King death ruled accidental

Rodney King

Rodney King had been drinking and was on drugs when he plunged into a swimming pool and accidentally drowned in June, a coroner's report released Thursday concluded. The report confirmed a previous police conclusion that King died by accident, and the case will be closed, Rialto police Capt. Randy DeAnda said.


Pair gets 2 days in jail for starting $83M Ariz. fire

Two cousins who admitted to accidentally starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history by leaving a still-smoldering campfire unattended were each sentenced to 48 hours in jail on Wednesday and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. Caleb Malboeuf, 27, and David Malboeuf, 25, were also placed on five years' probation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Aspey in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the raging wildfire that torched 840 square miles in eastern Arizona and New Mexico last summer, according to assistant U.S. attorney Patrick Schneider.


Typhoon Saola death toll rises to 44 as storms hit China

Typhoon Saola

The death toll from Typhoon Saola rose on Friday to 44 in the Philippines and Taiwan as storms and Typhoon Damrey made landfall in China, where two died and about 770,000 were evacuated. The Philippines recorded 39 deaths in floods and accidents caused by Saola’s torrential rains and strong winds, the Office of Civil Defence said. At least two people were missing and feared dead.


Sleeping boy's pelvis broken when tree falls on tent at campground

A boy was in critical condition after a tree fell on him in a Bay Area campground. The 12-year-old was camping with family at campground in San Mateo County when a 40-foot tree fell on the tent in which he and another boy were sleeping.

Senh: How can parents avoid a freak accident like this?


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