HIT AND RUN – SLOWLY

OAP in­jured in mo­bil­ity scooter crash

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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.

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