lucky to be alive: September 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgA US woman required hospital treatment recently -- after she was injured by an exploding toilet in Washington.

The unnamed woman had reportedly been doing her business in the federal government building when the accident happened.

Bosses say the bog blast at the GSA regional office was caused by a mechanical failure with high air pressure in the domestic water system.

This was triggered by her flushing and left herwith serious but non-life-threatening injuries, say doctors.

Other employees have been warned not to use the restrooms until engineering staff had completed work to correct the issue.


This video footage shows the dramatic moment bystanders in Utah stopped being bystanders after a terrifying motorcycle crash and saved the rider from a fiery death.


21-year-old Brandon Wright had been riding his motorcycle when he slammed into to a BMW -- both vehicles caught fire and Wright was trapped under the car.

That's when passersby sprang into action in a desperate bid to save him, realising he was unconscious and trapped, they tried to lift the BMW off him.

As the car continued to burn, more and more people risked their own lives by joined in until they were able to lift the car enough to pull Wright out from under it. Heroic stuff.




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