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Boy's Survival 'Miraculous' After Skewer Pierces Skull

It missed his brain, eye, spine, major blood vessels

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that's where Xavier Cunningham's bad luck ended. The skewer had completely... More »

Hundreds Hurt at Music Fest as Boardwalk Plunges Into Sea

It happened during music festival in Vigo, Spain

(Newser) - It was the final performance of a three-day music and urban sports fest, wrapping up Sunday in Vigo, Spain, but it ended with people plummeting into the sea, blood, and panic. USA Today reports a 130-foot-long portion of a boardwalk collapsed around midnight, sending hundreds into the waters beneath. A... More »

Jockey Thrown After Horse Collapses, Dies on Racetrack

Victor Espinoza was injured but will recover

(Newser) - A famous jockey was injured Sunday after the horse he was riding went into cardiac arrest and died on the racetrack. Victor Espinoza was riding Bobby Abu Dhabi during morning training at California's Del Mar racetrack when the 4-year-old colt fell, dying instantly and throwing Espinoza, who was motionless... More »

Here's Who Died on the Duck Boat

The Kansas City Star looks more closely at the victims

(Newser) - After 17 died in a tragic duck-boat accident this week, a local vigil and a newspaper are honoring the dead. "This has been my community for 10 years, so just hearing about it last night I felt completely helpless at home, not feeling like there's anything I could... More »

Their Crying Son Managed to Say 'Kloe. Inside. Washer'

Colorado mom Lindsey McIver shares her family's frightening experience

(Newser) - What seemed like a "new and cool" home upgrade nearly turned into a tragedy for one family in Conifer, Colo., and mom Lindsey McIver is now speaking out about it. In a Facebook post last Wednesday, McIver writes that she was somewhat reluctant to share her story due to... More »

Unsecured Boulder Causes Horrific Accident

It fell from dump truck, killed 2 women

(Newser) - Two women in Minnesota are dead and a contractor is facing two counts of vehicular homicide after a horrific accident, police say. Karen Christiansen, 67, and daughter Jena Christiansen, 32, were killed Monday when an unsecured 800-pound boulder tumbled from a southbound dump truck and smashed into their northbound Toyota... More »

Double-Amputee Army Vet Dies in Paddleboard Accident

(Newser) - A double-amputee Army veteran who was called an "adventure seeker" and "strong-willed man" by friends died Wednesday in the Chesapeake Bay while paddleboarding, NPR and the Washington Post report. Cody Iorns, 25, pushed off land near Annapolis, Md., around 6pm Wednesday with three other paddlers, but rough conditions—... More »

Parasailing Terror as Line Snaps, Woman Drifts for 45 Minutes

Katie Malone is lucky to be alive after frightening incident in Puerto Vallarta

(Newser) - It was supposed to be an adventurous outing to celebrate her last birthday in her 20s. Instead, Katie Malone ended up with her body shattered after a freak parasailing accident in Mexico—but she and her family are thankful she's alive. Malone's brother Brendan Malone tells People his... More »

Up to 9K Whiskey Barrels Just Crashed to the Ground in Ky.

No one was hurt during the warehouse collapse at Barton 1792 Distillery

(Newser) - Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and it appeared that up... More »

Carrie Underwood: 'It Was One Step That Messed Everything Up'

Singer describes fall that left her with dozens of stitches

(Newser) - After her triumphant return to the stage at the ACM awards, country star Carrie Underwood has opened up for the first time about the accident outside her home that left her with a broken right wrist and around 50 stitches in her face. In an interview with the Bobby Bones... More »

Carrie Underwood Reveals Her 'New' Face

Country singer says she's 'healing pretty nicely' from fall

(Newser) - Looks like Carrie Underwood's face is healing just fine, People reports. The 35-year-old country singer, who suffered a scary fall last November and needed 40 to 50 stitches on her face, warned she may "look a bit different" next time we see her. She tweeted a photo of... More »

Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun; At Least 1 Student Injured

Dennis Alexander was reportedly teaching a lesson on 'public safety' at a Calif. high school

(Newser) - As a controversial idea to arm teachers is pushed , and students gear up for gun control demonstrations across the nation, a California story lends unsettling context. Per KSBW , a teacher at Seaside High School in Monterey County (also 2013's reserve officer of the year for the Sand City PD... More »

They Never Heard It Coming. Then the Snowmobile Crashed

Man held liable after he's thrown off snowmobile, which slammed into friend, causing 'horrific' injuries

(Newser) - A fun day snowmobiling in British Columbia left one man with "horrific" injuries and another liable for them after he was thrown off his snowmobile and the vehicle kept going, slamming into one of his companions. InfoTel News reports that Devon Webb, Angelo Passerin, and about eight others were... More »

Rodeo Chairman Critically Injured in Stagecoach Crash

Witnesses say horse team bolted

(Newser) - The chairman of an Arizona rodeo was among two people critically injured when an event went badly wrong, authorities say. The Superstition Fire and Medical District says the incident occurred at the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction on Saturday, the Arizona Republic reports. Witnesses say the stagecoach hit... More »

UN Diplomat Dies in Alleged Trust Game Gone Wrong

Australia's Julian Simpson fell from Manhattan balcony Wednesday

(Newser) - "Let's play the trust game" and "I will prove that you can trust me," Australia's second secretary to the United Nations reportedly told his friend as he leaned back over a railing, some 70 feet above a Manhattan street. The words were among the last... More »

Tragedy for Good Samaritan Twins Who Tried to Help Driver

25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw was struck by passing truck; sister Markwonda escaped in time

(Newser) - One sister ran one way, the second sister ran the other—and now one is dead after the women stopped to help a stranded motorist on a Florida highway. The Sun Sentinel reports 25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw and her twin, Markwonda Crenshaw, were driving back to Boynton Beach on Sunday night... More »

Family Trip to the Ice Cream Shop Ends in Tragedy

Incident happened at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Ala.

(Newser) - At what is normally the happiest of family destinations, a horror: Police investigating a call of a missing child at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Ala., before 1pm Saturday arrived to find the 3-year-old had been located but was unresponsive. Sadie Grace Andrews had been found in a... More »

Parents Chase After Son, All 3 Perish in Volcano Crater

Tragedy at Solfatara

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy is the sole surviving member of a family that was wiped out in a horrific accident near Naples, Italy, on Tuesday. Reports conflict, but in general they agree that the Italian family's 11-year-old son crossed a protective barrier and entered an area of the Solfatara volcanic... More »

Bieber Accidentally Runs Down Photographer

He stayed at scene until cops arrived

(Newser) - Justin Bieber accidentally drove into a photographer Wednesday night in an incident captured by many of the man's fellow paparazzi. The singer ran over the man, one of many photographers surrounding his vehicle, as he was leaving a City Church event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, TMZ... More »

Death at Ohio State Fair as 'Thrill Ride' Malfunctions

Victims were hurled from Fire Ball

(Newser) - A man was killed and at least seven other people were injured in a horrific ride malfunction on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair. Officials say the 18-year-old man was killed after being thrown in the air from the Fire Ball ride Wednesday evening and landing around 50... More »

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