Saturday, August 13, 2011
Plugged While Walking Down the Street
Always be on the lookout for flying fire hydrants.
On June 21, 2007, Humberto Hernandez was walking along an Oakland, CA street, hand-in-hand with his wife when he was struck dead in the head by a flying fire hydrant. The 200 pound plug became a deadly missile when struck by a large SUV and dislodged from its anchor. Hernandez happened to be in the path of the flying plug. There was no mention of Hernandez's wife. Blood spatter, flying limbs, did the SUV driver have lots of insurance?