etcAustralian court rules that woman, who was hurt when light fitting fell on her during sex in a motel, is entitled to compensation
They stayed in a £10,000 a night hotel, and a cupboard door fell on her head.Natalie Creane has recurring epileptic seizures and doctors have to put her in a coma to stop her accidentally causing damage to herself.
A holidaymaker is feared to be dying after a cupboard door fell on her head in a freak accident at a luxury hotel.
Tragic Natalie Creane, 34, has recurring epileptic seizures and doctors have to put her in a coma to stop her accidentally causing damage to herself.
Her condition is now deteriorating by the day and the only option left to save her is specialist surgery at a neurological hospital in New York.
But her husband Trevor and parents Angie and Derick Smith cannot afford the treatment after a court awarded only a fraction of the compensation for her injury that they had hoped for.
Now they fear they will be forced to watch as formerly bubbly and vivacious Natalie fades away.
The 54-year-old commercial real estate manager was driving his Ford Escape eastbound on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway on his way downtown. He was waiting at a red light at about 8:50 a.m. where the Transitway crosses the parkway near Dominion Avenue, west of Island Park Drive, when he heard a very loud noise and felt an impact that shook the vehicle. He also saw the woman in the convertible beside him duck down.
Still, because he was late for jury duty selection, Gallagher kept going. It wasn’t until he got downtown that he saw an object had penetrated the frame on the driver's side. It was a v-shaped piece of steel bar, each wing about five inches long and half an inch in diameter.
“It landed exactly between the glass on the door and the glass on the back of the SUV. It landed dead in between those two,” said Gallagher, who counts himself lucky it didn’t get him.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:rynner2 said:Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne came a cropper when a catapult malfunctioned during his 1981 Diary Of A Madman tour.
"This catapult was supposed to throw this meat into the audience," he told the magazine.
"Well, they'd been trying it out all day, so the elastic wasn't quite as strong during the show. I'm standing there, I put my foot on this lever and several pounds of offal slowly comes and splats on the back of my head."
Devon runaway tractor ends up in garden
The tractor ended upside down in the garden of a house at Colyton
A runaway tractor narrowly missed a Devon house when the brakes failed with only the farmer's collie dog in the cab.
Henry Selway, 77, had parked his tractor at the top of a hill in Colyton, east Devon, while he joined his daughter for lunch in the town.
But the tractor's handbrake failed and the vehicle hurtled down a steep road.
Molly the collie was uninjured when the tractor crashed through a garden fence, and came to rest in a garden.
Henry Selway said he was thankful no-one was hurt
Henry Selway said leaving a parked tractor in gear was no longer the "ultimate failsafe"
Mr Selway said: "I've been driving tractors since I was 14, and that day I parked my tractor as I always do - with the handbrake on and the wheels turned inwards.
"I only became aware of the incident when a scaffolder shouted over to me that the tractor was rolling off with my dog inside. I couldn't believe it."
The tractor was found with its handbrake still on and Molly still inside.
Insurers Cornish Mutual said cold weather could have been partly to blame for the brakes failing.
Mr Selway added: "The tractor caused quite a bit of damage, but thankfully no-one was injured and the damage to the property was limited to the owner's fence and a number of trees, which were replaced.
"I grew up leaving my tractor in gear as the ultimate failsafe, but with these new tractors you can't do that."
Brighton man freed from behind wardrobe was scared by spider
A file picture of a spider :lol:
A teenager who got trapped behind a wardrobe, before being confronted with a spider, called 999 and had to be freed by three firefighters.
Reece Thomas, an A-level pupil at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, decided to rearrange his bedroom on Tuesday afternoon.
He told yesterday how his wardrobe got stuck as he moved it and he became firmly wedged.
Then the teenager, who is petrified of spiders, spotted an arachnid and, seeing no other option, called Sussex Police on 999. :lol:
They alerted firefighters to Reece's plight and a crew went to the home he shares with his parents, Paul and Sarah Goodwin, in The Highway, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, and freed him.
The 17-year-old, who is studying for qualifications in sports, maths, leadership and IT, said he was physically uninjured but was panicking.
He said: “I felt quite claustrophobic and did not like it. I am very embarrassed.”
He added: “I was just moving my furniture when I got stuck. I moved it one inch and it must have slipped and got stuck by the bed because next thing I knew I could not move.
“My parents said I should have called them first.” :lol:
He added: “I want to say thank-you to the firefighters, who did not look very impressed when they came to help me.
"But there was a spider and I really don't like spiders.”
His mother added: “I couldn't believe it when he told me. He is getting stick from people saying he is looking for Narnia.”
Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue both confirmed they were aware of the incident.
A police spokesman said they received the call but the job was more suitable for the fire service.
Thanks for fixing the typo!EnolaGaia said:
A suspected bike thief drowned in the sea today after he rode into a harbour to escape police.
A passer-by told how the unnamed man shouted "I can's swim" as he struggled to stay afloat in the water.
The man died after he became trapped between an old fishing boat and the harbour wall.
It was still dark when the man cycled into the sea while being pursued by police around 6.30am.
Navy divers, police officers and the coastguard desperately tried to rescue the man from the water.
But they were unable to reach him and a body was later recovered from Sutton Harbour in Plymouth.
If you'd posted that on Lone CG, you'd have seen I beat you to it!escargot1 said: