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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Death along QUEENS Street

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me.

Q= Death along QUEENS Street

A thirty-nine year old circus worker died after riding his bicycle down Queens Street, NY, and running into an open car door. The bike handlebar stabbed his neck, puncturing the jugular vein. The article is at the New York Post.

This reminds me of when I was ten years old and rode my bicycle, with my eyes closed, down our street in Illinois. If you are imagining that I ran into something, you would be correct. I ran into our neighbor’s parked vehicle—a highway patrol car.

I could have died of embarrassment that day. That would have been odd.

9 comments:

  1. What an unfortunate way to go. Talk about a freak accident. My cousin and I played chicken once. Once. I was barreling down the hill on my bike and she was walking. She turned to face me, grinned and called out, 'I'm not moving' and I yelled, 'neither am I'. I smashed right into her. We both went ass over tea kettle. Needless to say, my mom had zero sympathy for us when we told her why we were both bleeding profusely and covered in road rash. lol I still can't figure out how I got such a huge gaping wound on my shoulder. I didn't remember landing that way.

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  2. I think there's been times as kids we've all done something stupid like this, but to actually die!? That's got to be the most unlucky accident
    Debbie

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  3. When you think bicycle, you don't envision it be deadly -- getting injured, yes. I don't think I'd want to ride down a street in New York on a bike though. Never know when someone is going to open a door.

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  4. A strange and probably painful way to die.

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  5. Goes to show one should keep their eyes open haha riding in NY would be deadly enough.

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  6. Why do we do these things when we're young? I'm told our brains just don't completely develop until after our teen years. It's a wonder so many of us survive childhood, isn't it.

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  7. Good grief! At least it was over Quickly.

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  8. That is quite the freak accident.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  9. Very daring to ride with your eyes closed!

    Yvonne V

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