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PHOENIX â€” Womenâ€™s soccer players from the University of Evansville had planned to travel to Arizona for a teammateâ€™s funeral. Now theyâ€™re dealing with a full gamut of emotions after receiving word that sheâ€™s alive.
Evansville athletic director John Stanley said the players were grief-stricken when told last week that 19-year-old Abby Guerra had been killed in an Arizona traffic crash. They had expected to attend her funeral on Monday.
â€œWe have confirmed that Abby did not die in the accident,â€ Stanley said Sunday, according to the Evansville Courier & Press. â€œYesterday, Abbyâ€™s parents learned that a young woman lying in a hospital bed in Arizona was in fact their daughter, and the parents of the other girl learned that the daughter they thought was hospitalized was in fact deceased.â€
Guerraâ€™s friend, 21-year-old Marlena Cantu, actually died in the crash. The mix-up was discovered Saturday.
Guerraâ€™s Evansville teammates are in Phoenix to support her and her family, Stanley said.
Guerra is a nursing major and this fall was scheduled to begin her sophomore year. She was listed in critical condition on Sunday at a Phoenix-area hospital, the Arizona Republic reported.
Evansville students and faculty received the news in an e-mail sent before a news conference announcing the mistaken identity, the Courier & Press reported.
Cantu and Guerra were part of a group of high school friends on the way home from Disneyland last Sunday when the SUV they were riding in suffered a tire blowout. Officials incorrectly stated that Guerra had died at the scene. A male victim died after being hospitalized and two other passengers â€” including one believed at the time to be Cantu â€” were hospitalized with severe head trauma.
A benefit car wash for the two families was held on Sunday in Glendale.
â€œWeâ€™ve already paid for the funeral for tomorrow,â€ Guerraâ€™s aunt, Dorenda Cisneros, said Sunday at the car wash, according to the Arizona Republic. â€œNever, ever, ever did we have one inclination that she may be alive.â€
Marlena Cantuâ€™s family was reeling from the discovery that she had died.
â€œYou donâ€™t hear this in real life,â€ her uncle, Louis Macias, said, according to the report. â€œItâ€™s devastating. I donâ€™t know what else to sayâ€
Toyota announces a gut-wrenching innovation: Crash test dummies with intestines. I remember the unappetizing times when crash tests were performed with (dead) pigs, or, even more gross, with human corpses (not for public consumption.) The crash test dummy changed all this. No species developed faster than the anthropomorphic test device, a.k.a. the crash test dummy. Now, it made a big leap forward.
From crude beginnings in the 70s, more and more sophisticated dummies evolved. The dummy had a wife. The dummies had children. Following generations progressed rapidly. As crashes were more and more computer simulated, computer simulated crash test dummies begun to populate the virtual world.
All the while, the crash test dummy species was haunted by a big problem: Lack of internal organs. Itâ€™s damage to internal organs that kills you, and those organs could not be easily replicated. Until now.
In the labs of Toyota city a humanoid was created that would make Dr. Frankenstein faint with envy. The new guy is called THUMS 4, as in Total HUman Model for Safety, version 4.
The adult male of average build has detailed models of internal organs, which sets him apart from previous iterations that were all bones and brain. The brain was added in the previous release.
According to Toyota, THUMS 4 will yield 14 times more information than the previous generation of dummies, and represents a quantum leap in the studies of internal injuries. Damages to internal organs account for approximately half of all injuries sustained during automobile collisions.
Soon, THUMS 4 will receive a wife and a larger male cousin. With all internal organs properly in place, a child should not be far off, and with the help of Toyota technicians, even more sophisticated generations will be bred.
Toyota will not keep THUMS 4 to themselves. In fall of 2010, you can place an order with Toyota Technical Development Corporation, a TMC subsidiary, and theyâ€™ll sell you one.
A rally car driver wrecked his car in New Zealand, but it is the apparent cause of the accident that has drawn attention. According to Autoblog, Mark Tapper was distracted by a mooning bystander. “A very white bottom that was beside the road put me off for a fraction of a second, then I just ran wide and rolled,” he explained.
Tabloid Prodigy writes that Tapper “was poised to win” the race at the time of his butt-fueled wreck. Scroll down to see the crash in action.
ULSA, Okla. – A 67-year-old Oklahoma man had quite a fright after backing his car at high speed through a seventh-floor exterior wall of a parking garage. Ralph Hudson says his foot got stuck between his Mercedes’ brake and gas pedal as he was backing up in a towering parking garage in downtown Tulsa on Wednesday. The car burst through the building’s exterior wall and sprayed debris on a parking lot below before stopping just in time. The car’s trunk and part of its back wheels were left hanging precariously out of the building but officials were able to safely drive it back inside. No injuries were reported. Police officer Jason Willingham says Hudson was not ticketed over the incident.
The Melrose Place actress was apparently ARRESTED on Saturday night around 4am after the mess drove her BMW onto a curb and over a No Parking sign in Westlake Village, CA!
She then proceeded to do the intelligent thing…and tried to flee the scene!
Authorities somehow linked her to everything, and upon arrival at her house saw that her vehicle’s damage matched that of the accident! Locklear was charged with a misdemeanor, cited, and then released.
What was she doing up driving around that late at night?? She’s lucky it was a parking sign and not a person!
We know that having your only bit of relevancy on the chopping block for cancellation must suck, but c’mon!
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Firefighters had to use heavy metal-cutting equipment to extricate a man from a car in front of 159 Urban Ave. Wednesday night after a bizarre incident that neighbors said began when he flew into a rage over someone taking his parking spot.
Before the incident was over, the man smashed his vehicle into at least four parked cars and, according to neighbors, tried to run them over and used a crow bar to smash a kitchen window. It ended when, in the process of hitting another car, his own vehicle tipped over, trapping him inside.
Battalion Chief Gerald Capaldi said the man, who was not immediately identified, was unconscious when rescuers arrived at the scene around 9:15 p.m. He said the man appeared to be the only one injured in the car smashing spree, which ended with his being transported to the trauma unit at Rhode Island Hospital.
Nicole Hopp, who lives at 159 Urban Ave., said she became aware when she moved into the neighborhood in January that there was a man living in half of the two-car garage next to her house. She said she did not know his name but that everyone referred to him as “Metal Mike.”
Wednesday afternoon, things began to get tense when “Mike” returned to the street and began racing his car up and down. Hopp said the man became upset because someone had cut the garage’s electricity and because her boyfriend, who has several cars, left a car with a flat tire in what he viewed as his spot in front of the garage.
She said he proceeded to ram his car into one of the cars belonging to her boyfriend, Ryan Fuller, and when people came out of the house to see what was going on he drove his car straight onto the lawn in an apparent attempt to run them over. “I thought he was going to ram the house,” she said.
Instead, she said, he pulled out a crowbar, using it to smash her kitchen window as well as her front door.
Then, she said, he got back into his car, using his vehicle to smash other cars belonging to her boyfriend, pushing one of the vehicles into the garage door and damaging a car inside In the process, the man’s own car tipped over.
Mayor Charles Lombardi, who was at the scene, said it was apparent that the man had set the garage up with all the comforts of home, and that he would asked the town’s building official to inspect the set-up to determine whether it was legal.
These accidents were fatal. Mostly due to drunk drivers and reckless speeding. Take this as a strong lesson and heed the advice. Please DO NOT DRIVE DRUNK OR SPEED EXCESSIVELY. These people either chose to or were victims of criminals who chose to.