Amazing that he was able to just walk away seeing what happened to his car.
Shivers. Reminds me of the night, back in '96, when I was called to an urgent meeting at 11:30 at night in Placentia (I was working in Clarenville at the time). Coming round a sweeping left curve doing a wee (!) bit more than the speed limit, I missed a moose's rear end by inches. I was a very lucky fellow....
A central Newfoundland woman, who drove about 40 kilometres with her windshield smashed out and her car's roof peeled back like an opened can, says she didn't know she'd hit a moose until she arrived at work in Gander on Monday.
"I can remember pulling into the driveway and my co-workers came out and asked me if I was okay and I said 'Why?' and they said 'Well Michelle you're bleeding and look at your car. I looked at my car and I was devastated," Michelle Higgins told CBC Friday.
"The roof was like a sardine can. I thought, 'this is impossible'."
Cindy Paulson is one of the co-workers who saw Higgins when she arrived at work.
"I said 'My god Michelle. What happened?' And she looked at me and said 'Nothing, what are you talking about?' I said, 'Michelle you were in an accident.' She said 'No, I was not in an accident.' "
Paulson was able to convince Higgins that she needed some medical attention.
"When we went to the hospital, the doctor was asking her questions, just questioning her memory. Like what's your name, your date of birth, where do you live? She knew everything like that. The accident was the only thing gone. Lost," she said. "Whoo. I tell you, I don't know. It's a miracle."
Higgins, of Norris Arm, said she received head and neck injuries during the collision. Her face is badly bruised and two bones in her neck were fractured. Higgins said her family is still finding bits of glass from her windshield around their home.
"I know my head did take a good impact and my forehead has a scuff mark that we are thinking may have been caused by the moose's hoof," she said.
But on Friday Higgins said she still doesn't remember hitting the massive animal after visiting the site where the dead moose was found.
"For me not to have control over what is happening is unreal and it's driving me crazy," she said....
A man's attempt to bring the ashes of his grandfather home to Indianapolis ended with an angry scene in a Florida airport, with the ashes spilled on the terminal floor.
"They opened up my bag, and I told them, 'Please, be careful. These are my grandpa's ashes,'" Gross told RTV6's Norman Cox. "She picked up the jar. She opened it up.
"I was told later on that she had no right to even open it,
"She didn't apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments. I couldn't pick up all, everything that was lost.
the agency's own website says human remains are to be opened under, “no circumstances.”
Hitchiker writing book on 'The Kindness of America' is shot
#1 by HomerJay » Jun 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Hitchhiker writing 'The Kindness of America' is shot in Montana
The first rule of adventurous traveling: Things are almost never as bad as your mother thinks.
The second rule of adventurous traveling: The "almost never" exceptions can be pretty bad.
Further, if you’re writing a book called “The Kindness of America,” as hitchhiker Ray Dolin is, you might be tempting fate. Dolin learned this when a stranger shot him Saturday evening in rural Montana where Dolin was trying to hitch a ride.
Dolin, a 39-year-old from West Virginia, had been traveling across America to work on his book, a memoir, and was on a highway near the Bakken oil patch, authorities told the Associated Press.
"He was sitting down to have a little lunch, and this guy drives up,” Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier told the AP. “He thought he was going to give him a ride and as he approached the vehicle, the guy pulls out his weapon and shoots him. It's as simple as that.”
Dolin, 39, will live; he got hit in the arm and was being treated at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont.
Meanwhile, police told the AP, they tracked down a suspect about four hours later in Culbertson, Mont., and identified him as Lloyd Christopher Danielson III of Washington. He was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with a weapon and driving under the influence. Officials said he had a criminal record in Washington involving intimidation and assault.
"He [Ray Dolin] was on the way across the country taking pictures," his father, Melvin Dolin, told the Billings Gazette. He had left home in Julian, W.Va., last week and taken the bus to Montana and planned to find his way to Washington from there, his father told the Billings Gazette. "He was going to make up his mind as he travelled along. But he didn't get that far."
Ray Dolin wasn’t available for comment, so there’s no word on how getting shot will affect his book project.