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Posted On:10/16/2003 4:37am
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Man dies in freak accident
By Toni Heinzl
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
Posted on Sat, Oct. 11, 2003
FORT WORTH - A father of six was killed in a freak accident early Saturday when his head struck a speed-limit sign as he leaned out the passenger-side window of a friend's swerving pickup, the driver said.
The police accident report had not been completed Saturday afternoon, but an investigator with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner said that Shawn Garrison, 26, died from blunt trauma suffered when his head hit a "fixed object." Traffic investigators determined that Garrison was in the passenger seat and stuck his head outside the window and struck an object, said Lt. Jesse Hernandez, a police spokesman. The pickup's driver, Kenneth Turnbull, joined more than three dozen friends, relatives and neighbors outside Garrison's home in the 4300 block of Panola Avenue on Saturday afternoon to remember a man described as someone who would give his last shirt to help others.
Turnbull said he was driving his Ford F-150 truck about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Rosedale Street and Miller Avenue, about six blocks from Garrison's home, with Garrison leaning out the passenger window, when a white Trans Am cut in front of them. "I had to swerve, I jumped the curb, and he struck the speed-limit sign," said Turnbull, a longtime friend of the victim. "He didn't die immediately. He was bleeding real bad." Turnbull drove to Garrison's home to call 911. Garrison was pronounced dead there at 1:02 a.m.
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Posted On:10/16/2003 4:45am
Posted On:10/16/2003 5:04am
Freak accident kills gardener
A businessman drowned in a river after a freak gardening accident, an inquest has heard. John Lewis's body was found in the River Severn two weeks after he was last seen, pouring liquid from a canister onto a bonfire.
The BBC's Phil Mackie reports: "Seen apparently pouring petrol on bonfire" His disappearance prompted a major police search after his wife, Patricia, returned home to find a burnt-out lawnmower. Police found charred clothing leading to the river, near the couple's home in Minsterworth, near Gloucester. Divers and a helicopter were used in the search for Mr Lewis but it was two weeks before his body, naked apart from his shoes and socks, was found 1.5 miles upstream.
Gloucester and District Coroner Alan Crickmore said: "I think Mr Lewis lit a bonfire, tried to get it going by putting petrol on it, set his clothes on fire and made his way down to the river then jumped into the water to dowse the flames. "We know there were some burns on his skin and we know that the cause of death was drowning. He tried to put the flames out by jumping into the river and drowns."
He recorded a verdict of accidental death.
Sergeant Elwyn Atwood, of Gloucestershire Police, told the inquest there had been a burnt lawnmower, a bonfire and two petrol cans in Mr Lewis's garden. He also found a fire-damaged jumper and saw damage to the top rung of a gate leading to the river.
Edited by - kungfoolss on October 16 2003 05:13:28
Posted On:10/22/2003 10:11am
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