The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 108 - Dec 6th - Dec 12th Reports
A pond, a house, a tree, a garage -- just basically targets. A rapper, a dancer, and prisoners alike need to watch their "sixes" if they want to duck the Reaper's scythe. It's TROME
#3 School board meeting interrupted
#5 Idiotic Bureaucrat hovers over one of the helpless victims of her policies
#10 Professional dancer
#13 Twenty-three year-old nurse
#17 Moneybagg Yo is the rapper’s name, not “Moneybagg Yo Cut,” which I think is equally OK
#18 You know how when you go up to one of those freeway toll plazas, and there’s a big rig there in one lane, and another big rig in another lane, and then you see yet another big rig coming in off the freeway and you think: “What if this one doesn’t stop?”
#19 Dallas Cowboys coach maybe ran into Stephen Colbert in the vaxscene appendectomy lounge
10 driving stories this week
‘NEWARK, Delaware (WPVI) -- A man was rescued in Newark, Delaware on Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency on a roof.’
‘SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. -- Rescue crew members found a missing kayaker's body in the Blackwater River Saturday morning.
According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, the male kayaker suffered a medical emergency in the river and flipped their kayak around 8:45 a.m.’
‘DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County School Board Chair Diijon DaCosta Sr. suffered a medical emergency during the board’s Dec. 11 meeting, bringing an abrupt halt to the meeting.’
‘In the middle of his remarks, DaCosta paused, went quiet and grabbed his chest. Board members got up from their seats at the dais and gathered around DaCosta as he winced in pain. DaCosta slumped over in his chair.’
‘COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A driver struck multiple vehicles after having a medical emergency Fri. evening.
The Columbia Police Department reported a Tesla vehicle driver was travelling west on the 1100 block of Bull Street when the car collided with multiple vehicles, and stopped in the middle of the street.’
‘LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mayor Karen Bass used her medical training during a press conference Thursday to help save a local TV station photographer who apparently suffered a medical episode and collapsed.’
What a damn hero. Not as much of a hero as the child that saved her and her mother’s life by steering the car safely to the side of the road after her mother went into a full seizure and passed out like the Boeing Dreamliner pilot did recently on an international flight inbound to Philadelphia and they had to pull him out from under the pedals that apparently control the rudders, so they were inches from taking either a hard left or a hard right, and the guy’s seizing up and kicking his feet around down there and they had to drag him out of the cockpit. Imagine seeing that, sitting there in first class and they drag the pilot out in the aisle.
Maybe if only Karen Bass was there. The goddamn hero.
‘SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Sandy Springs police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in which the driver, experiencing some sort of medical emergency, lost control Monday afternoon.
Officials say the person was driving down Johnson Ferry Road before going off the road at around 12:28 p.m. The driver struck the curb, jumped onto the sidewalk and crashed into a tree at 6405 Blue Stone Road.’
‘The driver, who has not been identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He or she was taken to the hospital for treatment.’
‘Clyde Alexander, 48, is at least the tenth person to die in Tarrant County jail custody this year, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.
Alexander died on Nov. 21 at John Peter Smith Hospital, medical examiner records show. His cause of death is unknown, pending autopsy. He was a musician and songwriter who performed under the name Mr. Clyde Keeth, according to his obituary.’
‘Activists and some elected officials have called for improvements to the Tarrant County jail system. Since 2018, at least 59 people have died in custody. Deaths peaked in 2020 with 17 deaths, and numbers have declined since then, with 13 deaths in 2021 and 11 in 2022, according to the state's in-custody death records.’
They also list several other deaths in the jail this year. On this list:
‘William Burns, 47, complications of metastatic gastric cancer.
Carlos Rodriguez Munoz, 47, leukemia.
Linda Carol York, 64, metastatic carcinoma.
JoAnn Lemmons, 55, cardiovascular disease.’
‘RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Madison County Sheriff’s Captain Sam Manley has died after a medical emergency Tuesday afternoon.
The coroner’s office says first responders took Captain Manley to Baptist Health Richmond when he said he didn’t feel well.
He later died in the hospital.’
He was 71.
‘Around 11:01 a.m., the Brooksville man was traveling westbound on a golf cart access path near Meetinghouse Lane when he had a medical episode.’
‘According to FHP, he drove off the path, struck a tree, and was ejected into a nearby pond.’
‘Derek Hough has announced that his wife, Hayley Erbert Hough, underwent emergency brain surgery after their tour performance on Wednesday (December 6).’
‘“At the end of last night’s tour performance in Washington, D.C., my wife Hayley became disoriented and was taken to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy. She is in stable condition,” Derek posted on Instagram.’
‘The Bakersfield Fire Department says David Cueto fell and hit his head, and a doctor confirmed he had a brain tumor. Cueto traveled to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to remove it. He has undergone a second surgery and is waiting for results from the oncologist.’
‘James Harvey, 54, of Lawton, was driving eastbound on State Highway 19 through Maysville around 10 a.m. Thursday when he lost consciousness and drove off the south side of the road between Oak and Williams Streets.
Harvey hit a telephone pole, a street light and damaged porch roof-supports on two houses before coming to a stop against a brick porch-column on the second structure. Both properties are currently unoccupied.’
‘Based on security footage from nearby businesses, Maysville Police Chief Doug Jolley estimated Harvey’s vehicle was traveling at nearly 70 mph when it ran off the road.’
‘A 23-year-old nurse in New Hampshire was learning how to treat someone in cardiac arrest when she experienced the medical emergency firsthand.’
She had all the warning signs we’re used to:
‘Hoang told the AP her family does not have any history of heart problems.
The recent nursing graduate also told the outlet she maintains a pretty “healthy” lifestyle — she runs, eats well and hits the gym four times a week.
“I would say I’m your pretty average healthy 23-year-old,” she said. “I’m on my feet 12, 13 hours a day at work, so I want to make sure that I’m in shape for that.”’
Basically the walking dead in TROME.
‘A Mercedes was traveling south on Hiawatha at a high rate of speed before crossing the median and hitting a Mustang and one other car. ’
‘The driver and a passenger in the other car later died at HCMC. Both the drivers of the Mustang and Mercedes suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police believe the driver of the Mercedes may have had a medical emergency before the crash.’
‘A pupil at an Exeter primary school has been taken to hospital after a 'medical incident'. In a letter distributed to parents, Pinhoe Church of England Primary School said emergency services had been called and the child involved had been taken to hospital.’
‘An 80-year-old male, was traveling southbound on Prescott Street and drove straight through the intersection of Prescott and Gollihar Road after veering from the roadway.
"The vehicle crashed through a fence, traveled across one backyard, crashed through another fence, and then ran into a detached garage of another backyard. The crash caused a fire, catching the vehicle and garage on fire," stated CCPD Senior Officer Antonio Contreras.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Emergency crews found the 80-year-old driver deceased inside of the vehicle after putting out the blaze.
"The 51-year-old male who was working inside of the garage at the time of the accident was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. There were no additional injuries reported in this incident," added officials.’
I have a hard figuring out where these modern rap names end and the headline begins.
‘Moneybagg Yo had to cut his Denver show short due to a medical emergency. The CMG rapper performed at Mission Ballroom on Sunday but only gave 30 minutes of a show.’
Okay, so not until scrolling down the page do we find out it was “Moneybag Yo” that was the afflicted. I don’t know if that’s intentional obfuscation or just bad reporting.
‘Providing an update to fans, Moneybagg Yo was seen receiving treatment with wires strapped to his body. “Denver I apologize dat I had to shorten the show,” Moneybagg wrote. “Y’all just don’t know what I went through to make it happen tonight.’
‘ISP says that Iowa resident Edwin Lee Bottelman, 73, was operating a 2020 Freightliner pulling a bulk tanker trailer […]
At an Indiana Toll Road toll plaza located at mile marker 153, Bottelman’s truck struck a 2017 Freightliner[,] stopped in lane five of the eastbound toll plaza, then veered over into lane three, where it rear-ended a 2018 Freightliner[.]
Bottelman’s truck crashed under the trailer pulled by the 2018 Freightliner, resulting in “catastrophic” damage to the passenger area of the cab.
Bottelman was pronounced dead at the scene.’ [Emphasis added]
‘“Prior to the crash, Bottelman was coming into the toll plaza at a high rate of speed with no evidence of slowing or braking prior to impacting two other semi’s that were in line for the toll plaza,” ISP said. “Although not conclusive, investigators suspect that Mr. Bottelman may have suffered a medical problem which may have contributed to the initial loss of control.’
‘MIKE McCarthy proved that he can take whatever life throws at him, including appendicitis, and not let it get in the way of his career.’
Appendicitis. Kinda like Stephen Colbert (Story #2).
It’s not the semi. There are actually two separate accidents in the title.
‘“A driver apparently suffered a medical emergency which caused him to crash into a rock wall on Cottonwood Canyon Road, just east of the airport,” the statement says. “A passing driver noticed the crash and called 911.
Morgan County “Sheriff’s deputies found the driver unconscious and provided supportive care. Mountain Green EMTs on Engine 131 provided medical care. The patient was then transported by Morgan Fire & EMS A121 in stable condition.”’
‘With the flight now having clearing the mainland United Kingdom and established on a direct track back to AMS at FL270, it is understood that the possible cause of this afternoon’s emergency return was a medical issue onboard.’
An Indian Cricket player had to forego a tournament due to his father’s medical emergency.
‘"We got him to the hospital on time. Else, it could have been dangerous. His condition is better at the moment. People were asking, why I didn't play the final T20I against Australia. For me, my father is very important. He made me the player I am. I cannot leave him in this condition and couldn't go anywhere," Chahar told Sports Tak when asked about his absence from the 5th T20I.’
‘A driver suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel on Saturday night in Saskatoon, crashing into four other vehicles as a result.
According to police, the 19-year-old driver of a pickup truck experienced a medical emergency while driving on Idylwyld Drive North between 51st Street and 60th Street East, which led them to collide with other vehicles.’
‘Police said charges aren’t expected.’
‘The westbound carriageway between junction 12 for Runcorn and junction 14 for Helsby, is closed following 'a possible medical emergency'’
‘A transatlantic flight was diverted to Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew declared a medical emergency.’
‘Inaki Williams sent Athletic into a sixth-minute lead at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, but the match was stopped in the 17th minute due to a medical emergency in the stands.
It has since been revealed that a supporter of the home side has tragically lost their life, which led to the game being postponed, and it will now be rearranged for a later date.’
‘A man has died following an incident at a Bristol car wash, police have confirmed. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Constable Road, Lockleaze, at around 11.30am on Thursday (December 7) after receiving reports of a medical emergency.
Avon and Somerset Police said a man died at the car wash despite the best efforts of paramedics. A police cordon was erected around the scene while initial investigations took place, with the death being treated as "unexplained".’
‘Leeds United have closed their Elland Road superstore for the rest of today after a medical emergency there this morning. Normal trading on Monday, December 11 would have seen the shop remain open until 5.30pm, but shoppers are now advised to stay away.’
‘The flight from Birmingham, which landed without issue, was met by airport gardai, fire brigade and an ambulance. One passenger on board told Dublin Live that flight crew asked if any doctor or nurses were on board at the time.
They told Dublin Live: "It was at the back of the plane, a lot of people on board couldn't see what was going on. A woman got off the plane for help and she was in a lot of pain. Once she was off the plane it moved again as normal to let everyone off at the gate."’