A rock star dramatically crashed his £3million supercar during a racetrack demonstration today. Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex on a practice lap behind the wheel of his rare McLaren F1 GTR when the red and yellow sports car suddenly skidded off the track. The vehicle slid over the grass and collided with the bank at St Mary’s corner - the same turn where racing legend Sir Stirling Moss's international career was ended by an accident in 1962.
A water main burst with such force it 'pounded homes', smashed windows, damaged a car and caused a 'river' to flood a street. The jet of water blasted houses near to a roundabout in Derby after the pipe burst at around 2.15am on Sunday. Two women were helped out of one house by neighbours but a family had to be rescued by firefighters after they struggled to escape as the water was 'pounding' their home, witnesses said.
An unconscious woman risked being crushed to death under a moving vehicle in south China’s Guangdong Province before swift intervention from passersby. The incident happened on Wednesday in the city of Foshan, when a pedestrian fainted while crossing a sloped street next to a tunnel without being noticed by a van driver due to heavy fog. Footage of the incident shows how the front wheel of the van was pressing against the woman’s upper body. When the driver tried to back up, his vehicle rolled down by mistake and risked rolling over the pedestrian. Luckily, in the nick of time, the crowd managed to stop the vehicle with their joined efforts. Liu Yuzhen, a traffic guide in a yellow waistcoat, dragged away the passed out woman quickly, which caused injuries to her right hand.
The deadly avalanche buried many people, killing 2, who had been skiing in an off-piste area near St Anton in Austria's western region of Tyrol on Friday.
The tracks of the skiers could be seen weaving down the slope, before the group were submerged in a massive pack of ice that broke off the side of the mountain.Members of the mountain rescue emergency service could be seen scouring the area for survivors after the avalanche. The two men were found dead, but their gender and nationalities have not yet been established, a police spokesman said. It comes after four mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche in the same province. The climbers were part of an eight-person ski touring group when the avalanche hit at about 12:30pm on Wednesday. Four people in the group were able to free themselves from the snow on their own and alerted rescue crews. The avalanche came on the 2,450-metre-high Jochgrubenkopf mountain, southeast of Innsbruck, and measured about 700-metres-long with the snow depth reaching 12 metres. The group of eight people were using touring skis, with which one can climb and descend, making remote areas accessible. A total of 267 people died in the Austrian Alps last year, down from an average of 297 over the past 10 years, including 17 in avalanches, according to the Austrian Alpine safety board. And in Italy, two backcountry skiers are believed to have died in an avalanche near the Swiss border, while a third skier survived unharmed. Spokesman Walter Milan said the three skiers were on a mountain above the village of Lanzada, 150 kilometers northeast of Milan at about 3000 metres above sea level. They were struck Friday by an avalanche about 300 meters wide. One skier escaped unharmed, while the other two, ages 43 and 53, were carried down a jagged, rocky slope. Three helicopters responded to the emergency. Nearly 30 skiers have been killed in the Italian Alps this season, a significant increase over last year. Walter said an icy under-layer has elevated the avalanche risk, making even minor accumulations unstable.
A terrifying road accident involving three cars, including one that burst into flames, took place on Thursday night in the city of Nanchang, in southeast China’s Jiangxi Province. An amateur video shows two men rushing to the scene and attempting to rescue one of the injured by pulling him from the passenger seat of the burning white car, and helping put out the fire on his body.
The 5-story building was under construction and unoccupied. The blaze was contained by firefighters. No injuries have been reported.
The incident took place on 30 December, 2016.
This driver attempts to regain control of his vehicle. He puts in a valiant effort but unfortunately fails and crashes into a snow bank. Thankfully no one was injuries.
A fire at a 19th century Gothic-style mansion has destroyed almost three-quarters of its roof and caused damage to much of the inside of the property. Fire crews remain at Alston Hall, near Preston, Lancashire, where they were called to a blaze at 10.40pm on Wednesday.Seventy-five firefighters tackled the blaze at the Grade II-listed house overnight and water from a nearby pond was used to put out the flames. Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman Richard Edney said four fire engines were at the scene on Thursday morning. He said: “At least 60-70% of the roof has been destroyed and that’s obviously then affected the third and second floors of the building and some parts of the first floor. We have managed to save the chapel, which is attached to the building, and the fire hasn’t spread to that.”Mr Edney said the damage to the three-storey building could not be properly assessed until it was safe for firefighters to enter the property. He said crews were still tackling small pockets of fire within the building. An investigation into the cause of the fire is expected to start later on Thursday. Ten fire engines were originally called to tackle the blaze and two aerial ladder platforms were used to pour water into the house, after the collapse of parts of the roof.Mr Edney said: “There have been no injuries apart from one person suffering a minor ankle injury. There were people at the site when we were called and before we turned up one person had slipped in a panic trying to get out the property.” Alston Hall, designed by architect Alfred Darbyshire, was built between 1874-76 for colliery owner John Mercer. It remained a family home until 1949 when the hall was sold to Preston Borough Council for use as a Day Continuation College. In 1974, the hall was bought by Lancashire County Council who converted it to a residential training centre but it was sold last year. The house had a “little-altered appearance and interior” with “historic joinery, plasterwork, fireplaces and light fittings throughout”, according to a Historic England listing which described the property as “highly decorative”. It is thought that the hall was being converted into a family home by its new owner, a local businessman, when the blaze broke out.
If you were having a bad day, spare a thought for this man in China. The handyman fell from a height while working and landed on a metal fence impaling his buttocks. The incident took place in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi province today. According to Shaanxi fire service's Weibo account, the incident took place at Xi'an Industrial Park. The man was installing an air conditioning unit when he fell from the second floor. He landed on the iron fence, piercing his buttocks on two metal rods. In the footage, firefighters can be seen holding the man up as they try to cut off a small section of the fence. The man can be heard screaming as firefighters trim the fence in order to take him to hospital. He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery. The man is said to be recovering in hospital.
This is the dramatic moment a young woman caked in brown sludge fought to escape being swept away in a devastating mudslide in Peru. Footage shows the woman battling to survive as a raging torrent of flood water thick with debris ripped through a valley in the district of Punta Hermosa, south of captial city Lima. Terrified onlookers shouted to try to get her attention but were powerless to intervene as she was carried out towards the heaving brown rapids. The shocking video emerged after some of the the heaviest rains and hottest temperatures in two decades have battered Peru over the past month as weather linked to El Nino caused flooding and landslides that blocked the country's central highway and forced hundreds from their homes.
A truck driving across a frozen Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, took a plunge when the ice gave way beneath it. One of the occupants can be heard screaming and the other yelling, “bail, bail.” The two occupants of the vehicle escaped unharmed and refused emergency medical services. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned people to stay off the ice in this area, as a rapid current running under the frozen water makes it unsafe for crossing. The truck was not salvageable and is currently submerged under the ice.
Firefighters successfully rescued a ten-year-old boy who fell into a ten-meter dry well in east China's Shandong province on Monday. The dry well was located in a remote area in Licheng district, Jinan city. Fortunately, a passerby found the boy trapped and made calls. Firefighters soon arrived at the scene and started the rescue. As the mouth of the well was too narrow, the rescue team decided to choose a short firefighter to enter. Tied with a belt, the firefighter slowly slid down to the well bottom with his arms and legs pushing against the slippery well wall. The firefighter used his waist rope and plate to fix the boy. To prevent possible secondary harm to the boy by falling clod from the above, the firefighter covered the boy's head with his uniform. After 20 minutes of emergent rescue, the firefighters managed to pull the boy up from the well. The boy was sent to hospital immediately as his leg was fractured in the accident.
A Ford Mustang driver's decision to have his friend film him drifting out of a Texas Lamborghini dealership proved to have dire consequences. The unnamed driver is seen pulling out of a spot in the Houston dealership's parking lot as his friend, A.J. Sinclair, films him from behind in his vehicle. The friend had asked for his 'cool drift' to be filmed, the Houston Chronicle reported.
A car has caught fire on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and caused traffic chaos during peak hour. Southbound lanes and northbound lanes were affected as the incident unfolded on Wednesday morning. Fire and Rescue NSW said the car engine fire had been extinguished shortly before 9am, as cars continued to bank up along the bridge. The 'smouldering' car was removed from the Sydney Harbour Bridge about 9am. All lanes have now reopened but significant delays continue.
A shocking video shows a gas pump bursting into a ball of flames after being hit by an out of control SUV. The car, which had an Uber driver carrying a passenger, was barreling along in North Seattle Monday night when it ran straight through the gas station and into the pump, setting off a fiery chain reaction. Witnesses said the SUV went airborne, through a parking lot, and then plowed into the Shell Station on Holman and 4th Avenue, missed two pumps and then hit the third, according to KOMO. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. The passenger and driver survived and were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver's blood sample was obtained at the hospital after a warrant was issued, said the outlet. Earlier, witnesses said that the SUV, a 2007 Nissan X-Terra, had been speeding and clipped a Honda Accord, pushing it off the road and into a tree, splitting it in half. The driver of that car was freed from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Uber spokesman Tracey Breeden released a statement saying, 'Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those involved in this terrible accident and the driver has been removed from the app.'
Firefighters on Sunday rescued a three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, who got stuck in a revolving door while playing at a hotel in Danfeng County, Shangluo City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The boy's ankle got stuck between the door wing and the bottom rail of the rounded door, trapping him and the girl inside. The girl bravely calmed and took care of the little boy while onlookers, including her mother encouraged the interaction. When the firefighters arrived at the hotel, they immediately used a handheld block saw to break down the glass and carried the girl out first. Firefighters then put a safety helmet and a blanket over the boy to protect him from sparks when firefighters sawed off parts of the door frame. The boy was finally freed after half an hour's effort and was sent to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The boy did not sustain serious injuries.
This driver jams on the brakes to avoid hitting another vehicle. He clearly shouldn't have been driving so fast, but luckily an accident was avoided.
Horrifying video footage reveals the moment four rescuers were killed in a helicopter crash while trying to retrieve the body of a mountain climber. The aircraft got tangled in high tension power lines, hurtling to the ground and exploding in a tragedy which claimed the lives of all those on board. The crash happened on a hill in El Centinela, in the municipality of Mexicali in the north-western Mexican state of Baja California. Four rescue workers took to the air in the black helicopter as they set out to retrieve the body of a mountain climber who had died after falling 300 metres from a cliff edge. The climber has been named as Violeta Ruiz Sanchez. The machine was seen taking off into the air and circling the area when it hit an electrical wire which causes a part of the helicopter to come off. It then hurtled towards the ground at a high speed, and seconds later a fireball is seen as the helicopter goes up in flames, with the incident claiming the lives of all of those onboard. It is believed that the helicopter pilot and co-pilot had found the location of the body and then come back to base to pick up two other rescue officers to accompany them. But the helicopter got tangled in the wires of the high tension electrical tower nearby, which caused them to crash. The names of those onboard have not yet been released and investigations are ongoing. The Governor of the state, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, extended his sympathies to all those affected.
A divorced father-of-two has been charged with murder for allegedly crashing his Toyota LandCruiser four-wheel-drive at high speed into another car south of Perth. Shaun Southern, 46, was charged in a bedside hearing at hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries following the February crash near Bunbury, in Western Australia. Dashcam footage captured the dramatic moment his Toyota LandCruiser, driving on the wrong side of the Bussell Highway, crashed into a smaller Toyota RAV4 SUV, killing 61-year-old Busselton mother-of-two Jenni Pratt. The impact left debris scattered all over the road, after his LandCruiser had narrowly avoided other cars. WA Police have confirmed Southern has been charged with one count of murder, one act or omission causing bodily harm or death and reckless driving. Southern is alleged to have driven his dark green four-wheel drive on the wrong side of the Bussell Highway, at Capel south of Bunbury, on Saturday, February 18. The Bunbury man is remaining in custody, following his bedside hearing, and is due to remain in custody until his next appearance at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court in Perth on March 29.
Instructor Chris Sharp, 57, was sat alongside the rookie – who was only on his SIXTH lesson - when an oncoming Ford strayed into their lane and smashed into their Vauxhall Corsa. It later transpired that the dopey driver had been desperately attempting to reattach his false leg, which had become lodged underneath the brake pedal. Extraordinary dashcam footage captures the moment of the devastating crash, which left Chris with a swollen hand and the nervous learner hospitalised with whiplash. The nerve-jangling video shows the Corsa nervously slow down as the other car gradually moves further into their lane. Just before the moment of impact, the camera cuts out due to the inflation of the opening airbags. Both the instructor’s and crasher’s cars were written off in the smash, which took place at 9.30am on Monday (6/3) and blocked off Chell Heath Road in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.
A frightening scene was captured Friday on dashcam video when two motorcycles collided in Maxing County of southwest China's Guizhou Province, causing injuries to both riders. Video of the accident showed a motorcyclist crossing over to the other lane overtaking a bus ahead of it and slamming headfirst into another motorcyclist sending shattered material and debris to fly everywhere. The accident occurred on a countryside road in Xingshan Town at around 14:00. The two motorcyclists were knocked off their rides and suffered a hard fall, both incapable of moving. Other drivers immediately called for help and the two were later transferred to the hospital. Hospital interrogation revealed that the incoming motorcyclist, surnamed Song, was drunk while he was driving, and was trying to overtake a bus and didn't pay attention to the road. he admitted to having at least a beer and some white wine before taking to the road. Doctors say that Song and the other surnamed Yang, are in stable condition.
Harrowing footage has captured the moment an elderly man lost his life on Scotland's most dangerous road. Video from the scene caught the moment a white VW Caddy van and a grey BMW crashed on the A9 near Alness in Easter Ross last December. The unnamed 85-year-old driver of the BMW was cut free from the wreckage and taken to hospital with serious leg injuries, but later died. It is not known whether the man died as a direct result of the injuries he suffered in the accident. Remarkably, no-one else was hurt in the crash despite the weight and speed of traffic. At the start of the clip, a vehicle further down the road can be seen getting shunted to the left as it is hit by the BMW. An HGV roars past the dashcam vehicle and then BMW comes into sight, a fraction of a second later colliding with the VW van. Both vehicles are spun sideways and come to a sudden halt as debris explodes across the carriageway and clouds of smoke rise into the night air. The dashcam vehicle emergency brakes in time to avoid ploughing into the wreckage. The incident happened around 4.30pm on December 8 last year and involved a Transit Van, a BMW and VW Caddy Van. Police confirmed today that the elderly man subsequently died and a report had been sent to the Procurator Fiscal. No-one has been charged in connection with the collision, added a spokeswoman. The spokeswoman added the family of the driver would be warned aboutexistence of the footage, which was obtained by road safety website Scotland's Worst Drivers (SWD).
A walker was winched to safety in a dramatic rescue mission by the coastguard helicopter after she fell from a cliff in Cornwall. The woman was walking in Penzance with her husband when she slipped from the path and plummeted onto the grassy verge below, injury her neck and leg. The Penzance and Land's End coastguard teams then carried out a difficult rescue to bring the woman to safety. Footage shows the helicopter arriving at the scene, before one of the team is winched below to the woman. She was then flown to hospital. A coastguard spokesman told Cornwall Live that the woman had a possible leg and neck injury, as well as dizziness. The rescue operation, which was filmed by a member of the Penzance Coastguard cliff and rescue team, happened shortly before 2pm on Saturday, March 11. The spokesman said the woman's husband had sent a picture of their location to the team. Two paramedics, having arrived at the nearby farm along with additional coastguards, were also taken to the the site overland to assist in the rescue.
Shocking footage has emerged from China of a cyclist being run over by a lorry and miraculously getting straight back up.
A driver gets t-boned at an intersection after another driver appears to run a red light.
This is the horrifying moment at least nine fairground revellers were injured including one child when a swing ride crashed to the ground. The ride at a festival in Xihe county, in northwest China's Gansu Province, collapsed on March 9. The top frame, carrying suspended chairs hanging by chains, dropped without warning, slamming its passengers onto the ground.