Body dragged 20 miles through NYC

Guido Salvador Carabajo-Jara, a 26-year-old from Queens, New York, was struck by an SUV while crossing the street and then impaled on the undercarriage of an oncoming van. His body was dragged around the city for nearly 20 miles before a pedestrian informed the driver of the van of what had happened. The two initial impacts were captured on film by a security-camera and have since been leaked onto the Internet.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Impaled on a Flagpole

Bobby Jackson, a 19-year-old from Buffalo, New York, committed suicide by jumping off of the observation-deck of the 28th floor of the Buffalo City Hall Building. During his fall a gust of wind blew him about 15 ft. out of his initial trajectory, and he was impaled through the back and out the chest on a 40 ft. flagpole sticking up from the roof of the building’s 4th floor landing.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Killed by his own piano wire booby trap

Daniel Ricketts, 50, in Albany County, New York, United States, was almost completely beheaded by a piano wire while riding an ATV on his property. It was one of many booby-traps he had constructed to protect his cannabis crop.

Man killed by toy helicopter


Roman Pirozek Jr., a 19-year-old toy-helicopter enthusiast, was killed in Brooklyn when his remote-control toy helicopter fell from the sky and its rotor blades slashed his head and throat.

A little boy drowned in a toilet bowl

Mendi Altman, a 14-month-old toddler drowned to death in a toilet while visiting family in Brooklyn.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Man killed while pooping between moving Subway cars

A 31-year-old man had been on a subway train in New York City, defecating between two cars, when he fell on the tracks and was struck by the train to death.

Tennessee Williams’ death

American author Tennessee Williams died when he choked on an eyedrop bottle-cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. He would routinely place the cap in his mouth, lean back, and place his eyedrops in each eye.

Eric Clapton’s son

Connor Clapton, the 4 year old son of musician Eric Clapton, fell out of an open picture window on the 53rd floor of a New York high-rise apartment. He landed on the roof of an adjacent 4-story building. The large window had been left open by a janitor while cleaning.

Clapton’s grief was expressed in the song “Tears in Heaven”.

Died after Falling on Broken Coffee Mug

Joseph Stoyer, 51, bled to death after tripping and falling with a mug of coffee when he stepped out of his front door in Seaford, Long Island. The mug broke and a 4in (10cm) shard went through his carotoid artery. (The Spokesman-Review, Ocala Star-Banner – Feb 22, 2002)

MRI Scanner Killed Kid

Michael Colombini, a 6-year-old American boy from Croton-on-Hudson, New York, was struck and killed, at Westchester Regional Medical Center, by an oxygen tank when it was pulled into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine while he underwent a test. He had begun to experience breathing difficulties while in the MRI and when an anesthesiologist brought a portable oxygen canister into the magnetic field, it was pulled from his hands and struck the boy in the head, crushing the child’s skull.

Impaled on Bike’s Handlebars

An unnamed circus worker, 39, died in bicycle accident when he slammed into an open car door on a Queens street, New York and was impaled on his bike’s handlebars.

Delayed Drowning

Tommy Mollo fell off the back of a boat in Long Island, New York, climbed out on his own, but died from drowning three hours later. Doctors say this happens when a person nearly drowns and water enters the lungs. They are rescued but that water intake can cause difficulty breathing as much as 48 hours later.

Bareheaded Motorcyclist Died in Helmet Protest

Philip A. Contos, 55, participating in a 2011 protest ride against mandatory helmet laws crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Rage Quit

Jeremy Brenno, a 16-year-old golfer from Gloversville, New York, was killed when he threw his club against a bench in a fit of rage, breaking the shaft. Part of the shaft bounced back and pierced his heart.

Race to the Death

Frank Hayes, 35, a horse jockey, suffered a fatal heart attack during a race in which his horse finished first. They only discovered he had died when trying to congratulate him.