Friday, October 29, 2010

Woman picked up her own head after horse riding accident

Just came across this story about a woman who fell off a horse and suffered a severely broken neck. Instead of being in shock or saying "ouch" like most of us, she went and just grabbed her head and got out of there. From the article:

She tried to get out of the animal's way as it galloped around after the fall, but when she tried to pick herself up, the horrified 26-year-old found her head stayed where it was.

Realising she had to move to avoid being stomped on, Ms Maxfield cupped her hands around her own head and lifted it into place to avoid damaging her spinal cord.

"As soon as I came off the horse I knew something was wrong. I went to get up but my head stayed on the floor,"




Crazy enough as that sounds, she's actually recovered and is back riding horses again. Awesome for her I say, but I'm still having to suppress the nausea from the thought of having to lift up my own snapped neck.

26 comments:

  1. Jeez that's incredible. The fact that she survived and is back on the horse aswell is just insane. Good for her.

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  2. wow that is crazy as hell, I want to know how they were able to repair her brain stem.

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  3. just in time for halloween, reminded me of the headless horseman, LOL

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  4. wow, this honestly seems impossible but I guess it's legit!! really interesting content!!

    definitely following you!!! (:

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  5. Oh my god, I think I'd die if I had to do that... Blows my mind what the human body can endure under extreme conditions!

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  6. AWESOME. Nothing more needs to be said. Awesome.

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  7. Crazy. I wonder if i would have the same strength or if I would just cry :(

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  8. Ahem what? She picked up her own head?

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  9. very sad story i cant believe you guys entertain yourself with this

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  10. Wtf? Seriously that's creepy stuff. If I saw a chick get decapitated after falling off a horse, only to put her head back on! I would run for my life. Or marry her and make super mutant strong babies. Monopolize the super hero industry while the bar still has low entry.

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