A 35-year-old Wisconsin man suffered a brain bleed after he tumbled out of a moving car to escape a fight with his girlfriend, police say.
The man from Madison had taken his girlfriend out for her birthday on Monday night, but as they were heading home in the backseat of a friend’s car they started arguing.
The mane said that he’d had enough of the bickering and opened the door, even though the car was moving.
“He wanted to get out, and get out now,” Madison police said in a report.
The man, who was intoxicated, fell out of the car onto a busy road and hit his head.
He was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a brain bleed, police said.
The couple had apparently been arguing over a possible move to another state.
Grapes could be banned from supermarkets or sold in sealed bags to prevent accidents as Australian shoppers claim more than $100 million a year in personal injury payouts after slipping in aisles.
At least one grocery outlet has more than $50 million worth of claims on its books – up 300 per cent from 2004.
Personal injury lawyers say the number of injured shoppers taking action is rising, with malfunctioning trolleys, loose rice grains and rogue grapes driving claims.
The costly trend has forced supermarkets to erect warning signs, invest in anti-slip mats and explore new ways of storing problem foods.
Grapes pose the biggest hazard but other problem foods include lettuce leaves, snow peas, beans and milk.
An industry source said the value of claims at one supermarket is around $50 million annually.
Leading personal injury law firm Slater & Gordon is dealing with more than 10 cases of injured supermarket shoppers each month.
A British woman out walking her two dogs along a mountain footpath in Benalmádena (Málaga) has been attacked by an eagle, who tried to make off with one of her pets.
The bird dragged the dog towards a quarry, but the owner was able to hold onto the animal and save it, but got a nasty injury on her hand in the process.
The sudden attack by the bird of prey, which happened last Saturday, made 43-year-old Suzanne Dodd run away from the area, but said the eagle, which was wearing bells and a lead, “did not appear to have any fear of humans”.
The eagle landed on top of one of her dogs, a Jack Russell terrier, and started dragging it by the head towards a nearby quarry.
The owner, however, put up a fight, grabbing the bird by one of its wings and giving it a kick to get rid of it, whilst saying to herself : “You are not going to fly off with one of my dogs”. Immediately after the attack, Dodd put both dogs back on the lead and began running back down the mountain, but the eagle followed her and continued to attack her and her pets up to another 20 times.
She responded by shouting at the bird to make it go away, which in the end it did. The dog in question suffered a small injury to its snout, and Dodd went to the medical centre to have a minor injury to her left hand treated and to receive a tetanus jab. The victim, who described the attack as “surreal and horrible”, admitted she got very upset and “panicked”. She has made a formal complaint to the police to try to make sure similar “dangerous” attacks don’t happen on public footpaths in the future.
Pipedream’s official company motto is, “We Don’t Make the Orgasm…We Make the Orgasm BETTER!” Not in this case…
After a horrific experience with a sex toy sent her to the hospital, April Bonjour is a suing a Southern California “marital aid” manufacturer for personal injury and emotional duress.
Bonjour states in her suit that, late last year, she and her boyfriend were using a vibrator made by Pipedream Products when she suddenly noticed that something was wrong.
“During usage I felt a sharp pain inside my vagina,” she wrote. “My boyfriend quickly removed the toy, it was covered with blood.”
Bonjour initially thought she might have just started her period, but she realized something else was definitely happening when she continued to lose blood to the point where she began slipping in and out of consciousness.
“My son was woken up so we could go to the hospital,” she wrote. “He thought it I was dying…[and] quite frankly so did I.”
Once at the hospital, Bonjour’s condition stabilized after she was administered several pints of blood.
After the incident, Bonjour attempted to get some compensation from the Pipedreams, but the company refused and she filed suit.