Fun_People Archive
25 Jun
Accidents Will Happen

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 17:14:26 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Accidents Will Happen

 From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
 From: News of the Weird [277] - 28May93
 From: Chuck Shepherd

* Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death in December in
Newton, N. C., when, awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside
his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson .38
Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.
[Hickory Daily Record, 12-21-92] 

* In April, a San Francisco coroner's office "senior investigator," on the
scene to investigate a downtown traffic fatality, got back into his van,
put it in reverse, and accidentally drove over the dead man's body, to the
screams of bystanders.  Apparently bewildered by the crowd, he then drove
forward over the body.
[San Francisco Examiner, 4-9-93] 

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []