Jenny Mitchell, a 19-year-old English hairdresser, was killed when her car exploded after fumes, caused by chemicals mixing with hydrogen peroxide leaking from a bottle of hair bleach, ignited as she lit a cigarette.
Jimi Heselden, British owner of the Segway motorized scooter company, was killed when he accidentally drove off a cliff on a Segway at his estate at Thorp Arch near Boston Spa.
Amy Rose Coxall, a 15-year-old British schoolgirl studying in Hong Kong, died of strangulation shortly after her scarf got caught in the wheel of a go-kart she was driving on a karting course.
An unnamed woman from Chechnya, Russia, intended to detonate a suicide belt near Red Square on New Year’s Eve, in an attack that could have killed hundreds. But a message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received hours before the planned attack, triggered her suicide belt, killing her at a safe house.
A 40-year-old wheelchair-bound South Korean man identified as Mr. Lee died after falling down an elevator shaft in Daejon. Lee had failed to enter an elevator in time and, in a rage, rammed the doors with his mobility scooter, breaking them open and falling to his death.
Robert Gary Jones, 38, was killed while jogging and listening to his iPod on a beach in Hilton Head Island, U.S. when he was hit from behind by a small plane making an emergency landing.