A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the frigid waters of the Columbia River has filed a $372,500 lawsuit against the other driver.
Clatsop County sheriff’s deputies accused boat driver Marlin Lee Larsen of several crimes after the 75-year-old told investigators he couldn’t see where he was driving because he was sitting down and the dash of his boat was blocking his view.
Larsen said he probably should have been standing, according to the sheriff’s report, which notes Larsen uses a motorized scooter to get around on land.
Larsen’s son-in-law, who also was on the boat, told investigators that he had warned his father-in-law to pay attention, that he sometimes sees his father-in-law using his cell phone while driving the boat and that his father-in-law had been off-and-on his cell phone the morning of the crash, according to the sheriff’s report.
An unexpected fireworks show burned this building to the ground in China. The eight-story fire reportedly was caused by a spark that set off fireworks stored in a supermarket.
This is the horror moment a British father suffered a neck injury when a '15-STONE child' dive-bombed on top of him as he came down a water slide while on holiday in Spain.
Graham Hyde, 44, has launched legal action against travel firm Jet2holidays after ending up in hospital during an £1,800 break with his family - and spending a week in a neck brace.
He was exiting a water flume in the swimming pool of the Alegria Pineda Splash Hotel in Pineda de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, when the young boy - who he describes as a '15-stone lad' - jumped in to the water at exactly the same moment.
Video footage taken by Graham's wife Joanne, 39 - who were celebrating their wedding anniversary with daughter Grace, eight, when the accident occurred on June 3 last year - shows the two plunging underwater as they collide.
A heroic shopkeeper scaled a building to save a three-year-old girl who fell out of a window.
The toddler, from Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in East China , had been left sleeping inside her fourth-floor home after her mum went to run an errand.
The child reportedly woke to find her mum not around, so she climbed the open window looking for her. She fell out of the home and landed onto the rain canopy of their neighbour below.
Witnesses below heard the loud crash and noticed the crying girl sitting dangerously on the side of the residential building, perilously close to a potentially fatal fall of more 30 feet.
As reported by the Department of UGIBDD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Udmurtia, the teenager crossed the road opposite the house number 2a on Avtozavodskaya street on an adjustable pedestrian crossing.
True, she did not wait for the green signal of the traffic light and went on red. As a result, the girl was shot down by a 28-year-old driver of Volkswagen. A child with severe injuries was taken to a hospital
This is the incredible moment a team of rescuers dig in the snow to save a man buried underneath a deadly avalanche.
The snowmobiler was miraculously dug out alive with four others - but two other people were not so lucky and were killed in the accident.
Tragically, the footage also show the bodies of two male Russian tourists, aged 35 and 42, laying on the snow.
A group of seven were buried under a wave of rolling snow in the remote Khakassia region of southern Siberia.
One of the survivors has told how he took his final breath and prepared to die when he suddenly saw a flicker of light and realised rescuers had found him.
The victim was close to death, breathing hard and moaning as he was gradually uncovered.
An unnamed survivor gave a dramatic account of how he had given up hope of living at the moment he was found by rescuers.
While going full speed on a highway, a new Chinese driver abruptly changed lanes, causing the car to flip over. Luckily, no one was badly injured.
This is the heart-stopping moment two cars and a van are sent flying across the road at a notorious accident black spot in South Wales.
Mike Ashcroft captured the footage on his dash cam when he was driving on the A470 in Brecon on November 24.
The video shows a van and two cars driving along a motorway when suddenly a car comes into view and begins to overtake at high speed.
The overtaking car collides with one of the cars as it too tries to overtake the van - and all three vehicles are wiped off the road.
One of the cars can be seen flying across the road as it flips and lands on its roof while another goes up a bank. The van plunges down an embankment on the other side of the road, its progress only halted by a tree.
According to reports, everyone involved in the accident got away without serious injury.
Around 50 people were forced to jump into a canal in a bid to save themselves after a casino boat caught fire in Florida.
Astonishing video showed the Sun Cruz Casino boat shuttle ablaze in the Port Richey Canal on Sunday night.
Police and fire authorities said the captain realised there was engine trouble and then saw flames coming from the engine room.
He steered the ship closer to shore to give passengers a chance to get to safety.
According to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, all 50 people on board jumped off into the water and made it to shore.
Fifteen were taken to hospital "as a precaution".
There are not thought to be any serious injuries.
A video has emerged of the horrifying moment the second floor mezzanine of the Indonesian stock exchange building collapsed, crushing those working below.
CCTV footage showed people trying to run from the collapsing floor before plunging to the ground as the structure gave way beneath them.
77 people were injured when the mezzanine in the tower of the Jakarta Stock Exchange collapsed and forced a chaotic evacuation of the building.
People fled through a lobby strewn with debris, while emergency service personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower.
A desperate mum threw her baby out of a fourth floor window as a blaze ripped through their home in a frantic bid to save her.
The tiny tot was wrapped in a blanket as she was dropped as the apartment filled with smoke .
Despite being scared the baby would be seriously hurt in the fall her neighbours pleaded for her to let the youngster fall.
The mum was fearful the baby would hit one of the cars parked next to the building or land on the pavement.
But as the flames got nearer she decided she had no choice but to throw the little one out of the window.
A video shows how the mum dropped the baby from the open window, high above the street.
The little girl can be seen hurtling through the air, a white baby blanket billowing in the breeze.
The woman's neighbours were waiting to catch the tot, with a large grey blanket ready to break her fall.
More than a dozen people can be seen working together, pulling the blanket taut to absorb the impact of her fall.
The little girl, whose name is not known, can be seen landing safely on the blanket.
She was then taken to a nearby hospital where doctors checked her for any sign of injury.
Fire fighters fought their way into the burning building and eventually reached the mother.
She was taken to hospital where she was reunited with her little girl following their miraculous escape.
It is thought that both mother and daughter are in good health following their traumatic ordeal.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire, which is believed to have been started by an electrical fault.
A boy survived a 65ft fall off the bottom of a ski lift after desperately clinging on as he pulled him up the mountain
The boy could be seen dangling from the bottom of the chair as he was lifted higher and higher.
But after 20 seconds or so, the boy fell, luckily landing in deep snow.
The child, aged seven, climbed onto the lift by himself, while visiting the hugely popular Thaiwoo Ski Resort in northern China.
Footage filmed by shocked skiers at the resort in Zhangjiakou City, shows the boy wearing a red jacket on the slow-moving lift.
A firefighter catches a newborn baby in mid-air who was thrown out of the third floor of a burning apartment by frantic parents.
The blaze took place at the Avondale Forest Apartments, in Decatur, Georgia, in the early hours of January 3, which left 80 people homeless.
Hero and "supermom" of triplets Captain Jackie Peckrul was one of the DeKalb County firefighters that responded to the blaze, reports WAGA-TV .
The 14-year veteran said the situation was dire when the department first arrived.
"You immediately saw flames, and you could hear their screams," she said.
A passenger plane skidded off the runway as it tried to land and came within yards of plunging into the Black Sea.
The Pegasus Airlines aircraft, carrying 162 passengers and flight crew, narrowly avoided plunging into the sea at Trabzon Airport.
Dramatic photographs show the plane lying nose down stuck on the frozen muddy slope.
Footage on social media shows panicked passengers shouting inside the plane as they try to escape.
A disabled man in China sprang into action when a pregnant woman was trapped on the third floor of a burning building. Ren Liubin, who reportedly has polio, climbed up and rescued the expectant mother.
A helmet camera has recorded the shocking moment an abusive motorcyclist was flung through the air after crashing into a hedge at 120mph.
The Go Pro footage shows 29-year-old rider Nicholas Pannell racing through traffic and cursing other motorists at up to three times the speed limit in a rural road in Devon.
He was trying to keep up with pal Joshua Illingworth, 30, and his helmet cam shows him falling behind as the two raced along a 15-mile stretch of road.
But the footage shows how Pannell steers into the corner too early, missing the apex and hitting the grass verge which catapulted him from his KTM motorbike.
Construction Workers Have A Close Call with a Crane
A young woman has captured the shocking moment a man loses his leg while riding his scooter down a quiet Queensland street. ... 'I said "did you crash?" he said "no, I just couldn't put my bike stand down. I'm OK I just lost my leg"
his is the horrific moment two motorbikers filmed their own high-speed death crash.
Yunus Emre Karan was on a ride with his pal Abidin Gul testing the new engine of his bike when the fatal smash happened near Mersin, Turkey.
Both of the bikers were speeding and were going too fast to stop themselves from careering into a lorry which was making a turn, covering the entire road.
Mr Karan's dash cam captured the moment both of them crashed into an articulated lorry, in the crash which took their lives.
A toddler amazingly stood up and walked away seemingly uninjured after being run over by a car - and her mum barely seems to react.
Shockingly the driver of the car, whose vehicle bounces as he hits the child, speeds away after the collission.
The curious child ends up in the street after escaping her mother's clutches and heading out into the road through an open front gate.
But almost immediately after getting hit, the girl miraculously gets up and dusts herself off.
The footage shows the girl, whose age isn't known, walking outside her house on a street in India while her mum looks after a younger sibling.
Three soldiers were injured after the rope which they were using to abseil from a helicopter snapped sending them plummeting through the air.
The three men were taking part in a training exercise in the Indian capital New Delhi when the snapped ropes sends them plunging towards the ground .
Luckily the first soldier is almost at the ground when the cord holding him to the hovering chopper snaps.
But the third soldier has only just begun his descent - falling for what looks like at least 50 feet from the helicopter.
Location: Fujian, China
ITV4 footage showing the crash that left Billy Monger as a double amputee at 18 years old. It happened last year.
This is the heart stopping moment an injured climber had to be airlifted to safety after he fell onto rocks below.
The man had plummeted 30 feet onto the rocks in Newquay, Cornwall, over the weekend after falling over a cliff, Cornwall Live reported .
And it was a battle against time as darkness fell and the incoming tide started to get dangerously closer.
His climbing parter alerted the police on Sunday evening and explained his friend had a number of injuries from the fall.
A huge fire broke out in London after a paint factory inferno led to a "fireball in the sky".
The London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines and 90 firefighters were at the scene in Staples Junction, a major junction the north of the city.
Officers said a paint factory went up in flames, with the inferno lighting up the skies across the north of the capital.
An entire single storey warehouse was alight, according to London Fire Brigade.
Factory workers had already left the building before crews arrived, it was confirmed.
One woman described seeing a "fireball in the sky" and videos show an enormous blaze off the side of the North Circular Road.
Achal Dhillon who lives in Hendon, less than half a mile from the scene, said the fire was burning "quite violently" for more than 30 minutes.
More than a dozen brave rescuers formed a human chain across a frozen lake to rescue a toddler who had fallen in.
One man even dived into the sub-zero water to save the young child, who looks to be about 18 months old, from drowning in the icy lake.
The other volunteers, both men and women, risked the ice collapsing below them as they held hands and walked out across the lake.
The boy had been playing with his family on the frozen water at Cao Xueqing Culture Park in Tangshan City in north China, when the ice started to crack open.