Okktern ist vorbei und ich bin unverletzt....Was will uns der Autor damit sagen?
Nun, Alltagsarbeiten die ich so an Ostern verrichete, können schon mal gefährlich werden.
Meine Määäääharbeiten blieben bis auf einen 1A 'Schnitt' relativ ungefährlich. Das dies zumindest in Good Old US of A und in Houston mal anders sein kann, zeigen die folgenden 2 Meldungen.Hier numero uno:
We've got new information about a freak accident in which a man mowing his lawn had a nail fly right into his chest. It began as a typical day in Baytown for Patrick S. He was doing chores around the house and then in an instant, it turned into a life-threatening situation. S. is retired Army. He served 20 years in the military."He had survived an IED explosion, been shot multiple times, stabbed, all in the military," said Patrick's wife Jessica.
They live in a new neighborhood in Baytown. The land adjacent to their home is still undeveloped. Wednesday evening, Patrick was out cutting the tall weeds there when something went horribly wrong.
He looked up and immediately saw something metal sticking out of his chest. Only later did he learn it was nail two inches long, presumably long forgotten by construction crews.
Jessica says he ran inside and showed her the wound in the upper right portion of his chest.
They called 911. Patrick was a combat medic and his wife had medical training, too, so they patched up the wound as best they could. Only after Patrick was rushed by Life Flight to the hospital did doctors surgically remove the nail. "If it had been a little further to the left, he might not be here," said Jessica.
They've started to joke about him almost taking his own life with a lawnmower and nail, after escaping so many other serious injuries on the battlefield. Life, Jessica says, is sometimes filled with irony like that.
A man was shot in his own yard this morning in northwest Houston. He was in his yard when he says two men approached him and tried to rob him. It happened Friday morning at a home in the Fallbrook subdivision. Witnesses tell us the homeowner, a man in his 50s, was mowing his lawn when somebody approached him with a gun. Witnesses say the man asked for his wallet. He didn't give it to him and then the suspect shot him in the stomach. The suspects then fled in a waiting vehicle. One witness we spoke with said he saw the whole thing and even chased after getaway car. We are disguising his identity because he fears retaliation. "I didn't try to catch the guy," he said. "I tried to catch the license plate or follow him to see what direction. When the police came, I explained."