HIT AND RUN – SLOWLY
OAP injured in mobility scooter crash
JAMES Byrne, 84, was killed when he was hit by a flying horseshoe as he drove along a lane in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, in May, 2007.
A local farmer had stretched a white tape across the lane to make sure his cattle didn’t wander off. The tape was secured by a horseshoe hooked onto a nearby tree.
Mr Byrne didn’t notice, drove through it, and the horse shoe crashed through his windscreen and hit him in the temple. A 43-YEAR-OLD Ukrainian man was electrocuted when he used an electric cable to kill fish in the river Tereblya.
When the dead fish rose to the water’s surface, he went to collect them BEFORE turning off the electricity.
Apparently, the fish were for a meal to mark the first anniversary of his mother-in-law’s death. MANFRED Lubitz, 65, an electrician from Berlin, died in his new home in Malaga, Spain, in 2003, while wired up to a homemade sex toy.
He told friends that his ‘orgasmatron’ was ‘better than a woman and a lot cheaper’.
It had a vibrating mat, massage pads and electrodes to attach to his manhood.
A police spokesperson stated: “Unfortunately there seems to have been a power surge while he was watching a film called WHEN a bat flew into a house in East Mead Township, Pennsylvania, at 1am in May 2005, DJ Delancey tried to whack it with a 3lb sledgehammer.
As he swung the hammer around he landed a blow on the head of father-in-law Francis Mercier, 66, who was standing behind him. The blow was fatal. A WOMAN, tired of constant bickering with her mother-in-law, killed her and fed her to the rest of the family.
Zeng Yangxiong, 23, from Heping village in China’s Sichuan province, killed Wan Weichan with a metal bar after a row.
As the family searched for Wan after her disappearance on 4 May 1999, Zeng was feeding them the remains. Zeng confessed after uneaten body parts were found in a field. A CHEF died after a 50cm Asian swamp eel was put up his bottom.
Doctors found the creature in the 59-year-old man’s rectum after his death in April 2010.
It had allegedly been inserted after the chef passed out drunk, by pals playing a prank on him. Doctors said the eel had devoured his bowels. WINDOW cleaner Jeffrey Burton, 57, died after repeatedly stabbing himself in the groin with a jumbo souvenir pencil.
Police found his body in a blood-soaked room in his house in St Leonards, East Sussex, in September 2009.
He was lying on his back, wearing only his underpants, with the giant, blood covered pencil beside him.
East Sussex coroner Alan Craze said: “It can’t have been a single stab wound. The pencil was blunt. He seems to have worked on it.”
Mr Burton’s sister told the inquest the pencil had sentimental value to her brother as it had once belonged to their late mother. GEORGE Kafatos, a customer in a crowded Athens restaurant, was killed by a flying lamb chop when an oven exploded in 2001. IN 2005 A Dutch woman on her way to a meeting about the dangers of objects kept on balconies was killed by a flowerpot that fell from a sixth floor balcony.
The 65-year-old was due to meet a group of fellow residents in Den Bosch, including the owner of the flowerpot. A FARMER’S wife was eaten alive by four pigs after falling into their sty.
Irma Molnar, 56, was found by her husband Sandor still clinging to life but she later died in hospital.
Doctor Dan Grigorescu, of Brasov, Romania, said: “Her ears, her fingers and half her face were missing.” Sandor vowed to destroy the pigs. MIGUEL Vargas, 44, was beheaded when a rope around his neck was dragged into a wood chipper.
He was part of a five-man crew trimming trees on a suburban street in Tampa, Florida.
A rope used by one of his colleagues slipped over his neck while he was feeding branches into the chipper.
He fought to avoid being pulled into the machine, but couldn’t reach the emergency shut-off button. The noose tightened around his neck and pulled his head from his body. A SERBIAN wine grower drowned in cabernet sauvignon in February 2007.
Miloslav Simonovic, 38, was changing a light bulb in his wine cellar in the town of Negotin when he fell off the ladder.
He was knocked unconscious and found by police head first in the barrel. ALISON Taylor, 36, lost her temper in September 2004 when her Peugeot 405 wouldn’t star t, so she hit the engine with a hammer.
The blows set off the broken starter motor and the engine started.
The car lurched forward because the handbrake was broken. Ms Taylor, of Camper down, Nor th Tyneside, reached out and accidentally grabbed the throttle cable, which made the car accelerate over her and roll down a grass embankment, fatally crushing her. AUSTRIAN train driver Hans Fichler, 45, was given a few hours to recover after his Eurocity train ran over an 18-year-old boy.
He switched trains to make the return journey, and then ran over and killed two policemen and a coroner who were collecting the body from the track.
Fichler, who was cleared of any blame, was treated for shock. THREE OAPS were knocked over by a pensioner on a mobility scooter – who then scarpered at 4MPH.
Eileen Butt, 90, was left with severe head and facial injuries after she and two friends were mowed into from behind.
All three fell to the floor and Mrs Butt was knocked unconscious as she smashed her head on the pavement.
She received hospital treatment for two black eyes and an orange-sized bruise on her head.
The female driver drove away without leaving her details and before an ambulance arrived.
Mrs Butt said the ordeal, in Hamble, near Southampton, Hants, was “like being hit by a bus”.
She added: “I’ll never forget the sensation.
“We landed on the ground and she came over to us and said: ‘Didn’t you hear my hooter?’
“I was completely knocked out for a couple of seconds. Thank goodness it happened outside the pub – they picked us up and took us inside and got us cups of tea.
“The driver came in the pub afterwards and she just said: ‘Who’s paying for those teas?’ and walked out again.
“She never even said sorry – we could not believe it.”
Police are investigating.
The cause of death was electrocution.