Freak accidents that defy belief – threesome gone wrong, chainsaw disaster, exploding loo

We’ve all suffered the occasional nasty knock over the years – but these barely-believable injuries defy the laws of nature.

This week, a woman who lost her forehead when her knees slammed into her face in a car crash revealed she has finally finished her reconstructive surgery 14 years later.

Grainne Kealy had her feet up on the dashboard while sitting in the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s Jeep in 2007, before the car skidded on black ice.

This caused her knees to slam into her head with full force, breaking “every bone in her face” and leaving doctors with no choice but to remove her forehead.








Grainne Kealy lost her forehead when she had her feet on the dashboard of a car during a crash
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Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Grainne said: “I had nothing in place of my forehead. My head sunk in and I looked a ­little strange.”

However, some bizarre accidents have even trumped even Grainne’s tale – from threesomes gone wrong to a chainsaw catastrophe.

Heading for trouble

Carlos ‘Halfy’ Rodriguez shot to fame when Miami police shared his mugshots, which were initially thought to be a hoax.

The ridiculous pictures show the grinning man missing his forehead and large parts of his skull – while the description on his form contained no name and simply read ‘half a head’.







Carlos ‘Halfy’ Rodriguez lost much of his skull following a drink driving accident









Doctors cut away parts of his head to help him survive



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Years later, Carlos opened up on his striking appearance, blaming it on a drink and drugs binge gone wrong.

In a YouTube video warning followers against drink driving, he said he lost a large portion of his brain and skull in a crash after flying through his car’s windscreen aged 14.

After doctors cut away parts of his head to help him survive, he has fortunately been able to continue his life in Florida.

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“I was barred out on drugs,” he said in the 2012 video. “I was driving and I hit a pole and flew out the front window and landed on my head.

“And this is how the old boy has come out. That is why it is not good drinking and driving or drugness (sic) and driving. It is no good kids.”

Beaky blinder

One lucky motorcyclist was fortunate to emerge with his life after a misguided pigeon sparked mayhem in a matter of seconds.

The low-flying bird smashed through the helmet visor of Matthew Brealy, from Chesterfield, knocking him out and causing him to hit the throttle.








Matthew Brealy hit the accelerator on his motorbike and went flying into a tree when a pigeon smashed through his helmet
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Accelerating to 140mph while still unconscious, he remained on the cc Suzuki GSXR until it went hurtling into an oak tree, disintegrating on impact.

Miraculously, Matthew survived the terrifying 2011 smash, but suffered two skull fractures with bleeding to his brain, a broken leg, cracked ribs and a fractured hand.

After spending 10 weeks in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital, the electrical business owner revealed he was learning to walk again with the help of his wife, Emma.





“Police told me afterwards they estimated that the bike had gone from 50mph to around 140mph in a matter of seconds,” he said.

“Thankfully for me it happened on a straight road which is why I probably didn’t fall off the machine.

“My bike hit an oak tree with a glancing blow, I was thrown clear and the machine was smashed to pieces under the impact.

“Police confirmed a pigeon was the cause of the accident. My visor was left with a hole in it and I was covered in pigeon blood and feathers.”

Busted flush

An unsuspecting New Yorker was blown away when his toilet exploded – leaving him needing 30 stitches to his face, arms and legs.

Michel Pierre was struck with hundreds of shards of porcelain when he was checking the water pressure in his apartment.

The shock of the blast knocked him unconscious, and it wasn’t just him that got an unwanted shower that day.



Another three toilets exploded after the water in the building was turned off in 2013.

It is thought a build-up of air pressure was pushed through the pipes when the supply was switched back on, leading to the explosion.

“Obviously there is a serious problem in the building,” his lawyer Sanford Rubenstein said.

“Clearly toilets are supposed to flush – not explode.”

Poor Michael is said to have become so scared it will happen again that he now hides behind his door and uses a rope to flush.

No time to spear

Teenager Yasser Lopez was just hoping to enjoy a sunny day out with his pal in Florida – instead, he ended it fighting for his life.

Going fishing with a three-foot gas-powered spear, the 16-year-old was caught off-guard when it suddenly fired, catching him an inch above his eye and going right through to the back of his skull.







Teenager Yasser Lopez pieced his head with a three-foot gas-powered spear while fishing



“I could see the spear. It was bothering me on the back, like it was scratching the floor,” Yasser told Today News in 2012.

“I could feel it inside my head, so I wanted to take it out.”

Rushed by helicopter to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital with the spear still in place, Yasser was chemically paralysed while doctors debated how to proceed.

Using vice grips to stabilise the spear, they removed 18 inches before taking an X-ray. Surgeons then proceeded to take the rest of it out over three hours.








An incredible X-ray showed the spear going right through
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“It’s a miracle the spear missed all the main blood vessels of the brain,” neurosurgeon Ross Bullock told NBC Miami after surgery.

“The most important thing is to resist that temptation to pull that thing out.”

Incredibly, Yasser survived the surgery and was able to leave hospital after being given a wheelchair to get around.

Just as miraculously, he remained able to talk and spoke very responsibly about any future fishing trips.

“If I do ever spear fish again, very safely and with a grown up near me,” he said.

Brake up sex

Sometimes to keep a relationship fresh you’ve got kick things up a gear – but maybe not quite this literally.

One delighted chap in Wenzhou, China was enjoying a rather cramped threesome in a parked car with two women back in 2014.

Unfortunately, things quickly got out of hand when one randy passenger accidentally released the handbrake.



The car was sent flying down a hill and crashing into a tree – with one of the poor women breaking both of her legs.

A very embarrassing video showed firemen attempting to free the two females, as passing motorist Bo Lan commented: “I could see that they were trapped naked inside.”

A police spokesman said: “The driver is being investigated for lewd acts in a public place, as the women will be when they’re fit enough to answer charges.”

Blunder and lightning

They say lightning never strikes twice – but it did for Casey Wagner, who incredibly lived to tell the tale.

The American rodeo clown was hit by a bolt of lightning while attending an outdoor motoring event during a storm in Texas.








Casey Wagner miraculously survived being struck by lightning – twice
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Casey and his two friends unwisely looked for shelter underneath a tree – before he felt the shot of electricity shoot up through his right boot and into his body.

“What I remember is just a loud boom and it dropped me to my knees and then it hit me again,” Casey told CBS News.

“When I got hit, it was just two big ol’ flashes and then sparks went everywhere.”

Medical staff confirmed the blast was so strong that the plastic poncho coat Casey was wearing was carrying static afterwards.

He suffered an irregular heartbeat and lost the feeling in his lower right leg and and at the point on his left arm where the electricity left his body.

Casey was still feeling understandably shaky 24 hours afterwards but remarkably that was the extent of his injuries.

He added: “I’ve got all the feeling back. It just feels like my whole body is waking up from… like if your arm falls asleep, that’s how my whole body feels.”

Train wrecked

When railroad switchman Truman Duncan fell off a moving train car in Texas, he suffered one of the most horrendous injuries imaginable.

Hanging on to the car for about 20 seconds, he tried to run backwards to escape being run over, before getting pulled under the carriage and torn apart by the steel wheels.








Truman Duncan was cut in two in a horrific train accident
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Practically cut in half, his right leg was simply sliced off as well as his left leg, pelvis and kidney.

The brave dad-of-three managed to survive for a full 45 minutes before paramedics arrived and saved his life.

Recalling the incident on the Today show, Truman – now in a wheelchair – said he had somehow remained conscious and even called emergency services himself.


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“I need 911, I think I’m cut in two,” he had said on the call. “I guess I’m going into shock. Hurry up, ma’am, because I’m about to pass out.”

Asked how he survived for so long before paramedics arrived, he said: “I wanted to see my babies grow up. I just wanted to live so I could see my kids grow up.”

After undergoing 23 surgeries in four months, the inspiring man insisted “life is good”.

Chain reaction

In a crowded field, this ridiculous story might just be a cut above the rest.

Forthman Murff, a 74-year-old chainsaw enthusiast, was alone in the woods one day way back in 1984 cutting down trees before a series of very unfortunate events.

Firstly, a tree he had cut down knocked into the branch of another, which collided with Forthman and knocked him into a ditch.

At the same time, the same falling tree knocked into another, which fell on to his leg and trapped him in place.

Knocked out for a few seconds, the woodcutter awoke to find his chainsaw was still running – and busy slicing through half of his neck.




“It made me mad, and I just threw that saw off . . . [the blood] wasn’t coming in spurts, so I thought I might have a chance,” he later said.

Despite cutting clean through his windpipe, Forthman was able to drive himself somehow to a neighbour’s house – stopping periodically to let the blood drain so he wouldn’t drown.

Following emergency surgery, he was only able to breathe and speak with the help of a tracheotomy but defied the odds to pull through – with a few sawdust infections along the way.


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