The Rise of the Medical Emergency Pt. 59 - July 19th Reports
A propane truck, a rapper, an actor, and an airline passenger get into difficulty. Several witnesses are amazed by several drivers. In no particular order. It's TROME
1) Bayville fire chief: Truck driver had medical emergency before crash into chicken restaurant on Route 9
‘The driver of a propane truck had a medical emergency Wednesday on Route 1-9, lost control and ended up careening through a parking lot and then into a chicken restaurant, according to officials.’
A propane truck? Nice headline. A propane truck differs from a standard truck in many important ways.
‘Bayville Fire Chief John McKay told News 12 New Jersey the driver of a Blue Rhino propane truck hit vehicles on Route 9 after having a medical emergency. He says the truck driver was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatneing and that another driver on Route 9 suffered "basic injuries."
The truck driver also barreled through an advertising truck and smashed three more vehicles in the parking lot of a strip mall in the area before ending up partially inside Chicken Holiday.’
Okay, so wait — this propane truck hit 4 different cars — or was it 5? Or more? — before it crashed into the restaurant? This headline is so underwhelming it’s like a riptide.
‘The restaurant is about several hundred yards away from where the truck was on Route 1-9.’
Several hundred yards! That’s so far!
‘“Somehow the guy hit that truck, swerved, came through the parking lot and went through the building,” Biele said. "I've never seen anything like this before. This is a very busy intersection and part of the highway, but typically on the safe side."
Biele says his truck was demolished after being hit. Other vehicles in the lot suffered extensive damage.’
‘Lee Nails, another business in strip mall, captured the crash on camera.’
The video’s worth the watch. It’s kind of a long path of destruction.
‘According to authorities, a woman driving along River Road in Moss Point traveled off the roadway and crashed into the Pascagoula River around 8:30 Sunday morning.’
‘Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley said the woman was experiencing a medical emergency, which caused the crash.
”She really was kind of in a daze,” Firmin said.
Last year, WLOX reported the deadly River Road crash of 31-year-old Anna Burgett Logan who was a teacher at Trent Lott Academy.
Firmin said that in the 15 years he has lived on the waterfront, he has witnessed about 12 wrecks but nothing quite like this.’
Now that’s not a headline you read every day.
‘Officials on the scene tell 28/22 News the driver possibly had a medical emergency that caused the crash. The driver has been flown to Lehigh Valley-Cedar Crest, their conditions are unknown at this time.
Information is limited at this time, we will update you with the latest as it is released.’
‘Lil Durk has called off over 20 concerts — including his set at Rolling Loud Miami this weekend — as he continues to recover following a reported hospitalization earlier this month.’
Oh, my my. Whatever could be the cause?
‘Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Lil Durk spent a week in the hospital with severe dehydration and exhaustion after falling ill in Ohio. The medical emergency caused Durk to miss a handful of concerts in Europe and a scheduled appearance at the Espy Awards.’
Pffft. So much dehydration going around? Is it contagious? Was he visiting Benjamin Netenyahu?
‘At the time, Lil Durk said, “After performing and traveling daily I’ve become severely dehydrated and advised by my doctors not to travel due to exhaustion. Once I get my full energy back, it’s back to business which I’m looking forward to.”’
Whatever. Let’s hope “Lil Durk” makes it.
Another double. Grim Reaper’s racking up some serious style points these days.
‘On 16 July, a leisure centre member suffered a medical episode after swimming. The lifeguards, and a nurse who was using the centre at the time, assisted him until the emergency services arrived.’
‘The statement continued: “We were shocked and saddened to hear the news that his condition deteriorated later that day and he passed away in hospital.”’
‘Two days later, leisure centre staff went to help a man who was working in a nearby park and was unresponsive after collapsing.
The statement said: “The leisure centre’s AED defibrillator was used and lifeguards performed manual CPR, along with assistance from a member of the public, until the emergency services arrived.
"Distressingly he was confirmed deceased by the emergency services attending the scene", they added.’
Sounds distressing as hell to me. I read about these all the time. I would hate to see it in real life.
‘One person was killed when a pickup truck crashed into a retirement community Tuesday near the Georgia/South Carolina border.
WRDW reports the crash happened at about 1 p.m. at the Vintage Gardens retirement community in North Augusta, South Carolina.
The truck went completely inside the building.
The driver, identified as Timothy Paul Miller, 58, of Augusta, died at the scene according to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office.
Two people inside the building were injured.
There were visual signs of where the truck traveled off the road, crashed through a wooden fence, drove through grass for a long distance, and then crashed into the building.
Sheriff Jody Rowland told WRDW the coroner’s results aren’t in yet, but he believes Miller suffered a medical emergency while driving.
Rowland said witnesses reported Miller was barely able to keep his head up or his hands on the steering wheel.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Vintage Gardens’ management told WRDW that a mother and daughter were inside the unit that was struck.
A maintenance worker helped pull them out and they were sent to a hospital where they were reportedly stable.’
I’m only including this one because I don’t know what the “emergency spinal surgery” was all about. I have a feeling that most spinal surgeries are not of the emergency nature.
‘Nick Benedict, who was a key part of such major soaps as All My Children, The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, died July 14 of complications following emergency spinal surgery. He was 77 and died in Arizona.’
It turns out he was paralyzed during the surgery. So, like, a tumor was pressing on his spinal cord and growing so fast it had to be removed via emergency surgery, or something? Pure speculation on my part.
I think most surgeons that do these types of surgeries are pretty good. Steady hand. I would be interested to know what happened.
‘Partway through the flight that takes more than 13 hours, a Dutch woman's heart stopped beating, Argentine news outlet 0221.com.ar reported.
Passengers nearby realized that the woman in her 40s was in trouble and alerted the crew who urgently requested the help of a doctor.’
‘Straightaway, Jonatan Mareco—an Argentine doctor from La Plata in Buenos Aires Province—responded to the call and began to assist the patient.
Mareco, 36, who works at two hospitals in Buenos Aires, performed CPR on the woman for around an hour and a half. The pilot diverted to make an emergency landing in São Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian city is located more than 1,000 miles northwest of the Argentine capital.
"The woman had no pulse and, with what we had on the plane, medical procedures were performed to keep the airway clear and rule out hypoglycemia," Mareco said.’