Fire Hydrant Death

Humberto Hernandez, a 24-year-old Oakland, California, was killed after being struck in the face by an airborne fire hydrant while walking. A passing car had struck the fire hydrant and the water pressure shot the hydrant at Hernandez with enough force to kill him.

Grandson of suicide barrier advocate, leaps to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge

Twenty-seven-year-old Sean Moylan of Novato, California, whose grandfather has been a prominent advocate for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, killed himself, leaping to his death from the famed span, a magnet for roughly two dozen suicides a year.

‘Dead’ woman woke up in morgue, then froze to death

Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, woke up in a body bag inside a Los Angeles mortuary freezer, but she then actually died when she failed to get out.

Killed by rescue vehicle

Ye Meng Yuan, 16, a Chinese female passenger of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013, had survived the plane crash, but was killed immediately afterwards by a rescue vehicle running over her while covered in fire-fighting foam.

A pioneer in sleep research died due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel

Eugene Aserinsky, a pioneer in sleep research, who discovered REM sleep, died when his car hit a tree north of San Diego due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel.

‘Pass out’ video’s victim

15-year-old David Nuno from Chula Vista, California, has died after he made himself pass out and then fell onto glass that slashed his throat. The boy and two friends were in the boy’s home watching an Internet video about how to intentionally pass out through hyperventilation. The teen used the technique, passed out and fell forward. He landed on a glass tumbler that broke and gashed his throat.

Died after Getting Dragged by a Rope into the Wood Chipper

Martin Lara, 50, of Applegate, California, was decapitated after getting sucked head first into an industrial wood chipper.