Accidents - What have you broken and how?

Most serious? Most funny?

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kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 14:01
gingerfurball    pirate
18/11/2007 at 14:51

I've never had anything broken thank God but we've had some spectaular injuries come into our clinic (MrGFB is an Osteopath)

He has a bunch of guys he calls the 180 club...3 men he was treating concurrently who had broken/dislocated one of their feet so badly they were facing in the wrong totally unrelated accidents!

A guy at the minute who had a digger bucket fall on him and broke his leg in 8 places.

A BSB motorcyclist who came off the bike and lost all the skin off his feet...

Another BSB rider who came off his bike on a race and was hit from behind by another speeding bike....serious back injury but got him back riding again (won a championship)

Needless to say MrGFB has a very strong stomach!

kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 14:52
kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 14:54

I couldn't begin to tell you what Mr kk has witnessed.

gingerfurball    pirate
18/11/2007 at 14:56
...yes you can!!
18/11/2007 at 14:59
Is Mr KK a paramedic?
kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:01
No really, gfb - most of them didn't survive
kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:05
No he's a forensic collision investigater - 'deals with fatal, potentially fatal, life changing injuries and significant financial loss' road traffic accidents. Surveys, reports, expert witness in court, attends coroners court, autopsies etc. For those that saw the ITV documentary 'CRASH' - that was him, 2 more episodes to come.
gingerfurball    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:05
aw...I didn't realise...sorry....
kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:07

Hey, don't be silly, no problem..... It is amazing what some people can walk away from on the other side of the coin. It really is your day to go or not.

18/11/2007 at 15:09

Interesting job kk, though not for the faint-hearted I imagine.

I've seen a good range of gruesome injuries on field and in clinic but no deaths.

A friend I went to uni with trained to be a paramedic - she had a great one-liner when blokes asked her what she did - "I see dead people" That would usually sort the wheat from the chav (sic).

18/11/2007 at 15:09

Nothing really to compare to that.

I did tread, bare-footed on a drawing pin when I was a cub scout. It would've hurt a lot less if I'd just i8mmediately took it out, instead, I jumped around for five minutes screaming "OW!"

At a similar age I managed to set fire to a pair of plimsolls using a fan-heater. Good experiment that one. 

18/11/2007 at 15:11
LOL BCDB! were you wearing the plimsolls?!
kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:12

LOL Siance!

No, his job definitely isn't for the faint hearted, also it was very hard at first to deal with the thought that every time he got called out some poor family were going to get that knock on the door. Anyhooow!

Were you wearing the plimsolls at the time B?

18/11/2007 at 15:14

No, thankfully!

I'd managed to get them wet, thought I would get in trouble, so decided to dry them out byputting them next to a fan heater on maximum heat. Went into the kitchen to get adrink, came back ... "ARGH!", acrid smoke everywhere.

gingerfurball    pirate
18/11/2007 at 15:29

I put my head through a window of the caravan we were staying in for our holidays!!  I looked out the door and the wind caught it and swung it closed...I didn't react in time!    Plus I set my hair on fire using the gas grill! if there was a thread on how many stupid things you have done thats another matter!

18/11/2007 at 15:35

I got my fingers in the dog's choke chain once and it decided tpo go back indoors. The more I tried to get the dog not to move the more it moved.

Fliiping painful. 

18/11/2007 at 15:39

Like it gfb!

Someone I know put her springer spaniel in the back of the car and noticed throughout the journey how still the dog was sitting, instead of running around the backseat etc. Turned out she'd trapped the feathery bits of its flappy ear in the car door so the poor thing couldn't move!

At a concert once I got my hair entangled in a guy's leather jacket who was standing behind me - he zipped up his jacket complete with my then waist-length hair

18/11/2007 at 15:57

Just been talking about this thread down at the Brighton 10k and it reminded me of another animal related one - I tripped over a dead badger when I was out running one morning. How did I not spot that???

Most serious accident though was a car crash when I was 17 - I was sat in the back and a car came onto the roundabout at 70mph (apparently he didn't realise there was a roundabout there) and hit the side of the car where I was sat. Just remember seeing the bonnet inches away from em and thinking this is it. Woke up in hospital a week or so later with badly broken left leg, three broken ribs, punctured lung, fractured pelvis and skull. Still on the bright side, the compensation paid the deposit on my first flat! 

kittenkat    pirate
18/11/2007 at 16:04


I had a head on crash and wrote off my Mum's car when I was 17, the same day I stayed out all night at a party.

To say I was in the bad books when I got back the next day is putting it politely.

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