17 Year Old Cassidy Charette Killed & 22 Injured During Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, ME


A mechanical failure is being blamed for the fatal crash that killed a teenager and injured many others during a haunted hayride in Mechanic Falls, Maine. 17 year old Cassidy Charette was killed and 22 other were injured Saturday night during the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, west of Lewiston, Maine. The accident took place when a hay wagon being pulled by a Jeep lost control and careened down a hill, where it struck a tree and overturned.

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The Saturday night crash claimed the life of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland, Maine, according to the Maine Sate Fire Marshal’s office.

They say that two others were seriously injured. The operator, 54-year-old David Brown of South Paris is being treated at Central Maine Medical Center. A 16-year-old, Connor Garland of Belgrade, was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital for treatment.

Authorities say all 23 people on board were injured. The Fire Marshal says injuries include broken legs, arms, shoulders, and backs.

Many of those injured were treated and released Sunday, but some remain hospitalized.

A teenage girl was killed and 22 others were injured in a hayride crash in Mechanic Falls, Maine, on Saturday night.

At about 11 p.m., the Harvest Hill Farms/Pumpkin Land Facebook group posted:

“Emergency crews are on site and Life Flight was called in to transport those needing urgent care. The accident occurred at the Gauntlet Haunted Night ride, a separate venue from Pumpkin Land, our daytime Family Fall venue. However Pumpkin Land will be closed Sunday while authorities investigate the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured.”

Reports Says that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was Badly Beaten by Michael Brown Prior to Shooting

DRIP, DRIP, DRIP … Information comes out that police officer Darren Wilson was severely beaten prior to shooting.

Fox News is reporting that Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson was badly beaten by Michael Brown during the confrontation prior to the shooting death of Brown. ABC News is reporting that the characterization of Officer Darren Wilson being injured in his confrontation with Michael Brown comes on the day that a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence in the shooting. Who wouldn’t release such information in a story that has been so one-sided reported and slanted against officer Wilson by the MSM? And a bias governor calling for a “vigorous prosecution”  According to reports, the grand jury will be shown the hospital photo of the office’s facial injuries.

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said.

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.”

Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in the fracas, and was left dazed by the initial confrontation, the source said. He is now “traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified” that a grand jury, which began hearing evidence on Wednesday, will “make some kind of example out of him,” the source said.

What sounds more plausible, the accounts above or that Michael Brown was assassinated by a rogue cop being shot in the back when autopsy images specifically show all shots to the front of Brown?

Legal Insurrection has more as to the possible validity that Darren Wilson was beaten badly. Even the NY Times reported it, albeit buried deep in the article.

Further indicating the story may be true is the fact that even the liberal NY Times reported today that Wilson was injured during the altercation. Allahpundit notes at Hot Air that, although the Times buried the news in the 21st paragraph of its article, it was the first report in a major paper that Wilson was injured at the hands of Brown. Now Fox News has climbed aboard, with more details.

In addition, yesterday blogger Jim Hoft had reported at Gateway Pundit that police sources had informed him that Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket” as a result of his encounter with Brown.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the grand jury investigation will be thorough. I guess this is the reason why so many want him to be removed from this case. Many with an agenda just want Officer Wilson to be indicted, tried, convicted and put to death as fast as possible without looking at all the facts.

 ”They will have absolutely everything there is, every piece of paper, every photograph, every bit of physical evidence, all of the forensic information,” the district attorney said.

Supporters of Wilson, however, point to a videotape taken by a Ferguson resident showing Brown’s body lying in the street. In the background of the video a man’s voice can be heard saying, “Police got out and ran after him. The next thing I know he’s coming back towards the officer. The police had his gun drawn on him.”

That would conflict with witnesses who said Brown was standing still with his hands raised when Wilson shot him.

Antonio French, an alderman in Ferguson, reacted with skepticism to McCullough’s announcement that it could be another two weeks before there is a decision on whether to prosecute the police officer.

9 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Performers Injured and Two Others in Apparatus Failure in Providence, Rhode Island (VIDEO)

11 people were injured, including 9 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers, when the Medeiros Hair Hang Act, “human chandelier,” went terribly wrong. Eight female performers fell when the hair-hang apparatus, which holds performers by their hair, failed and another performer was injured on the ground at the  Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI. the performers suffered multiple broken bones, head injuries, and lacerations. Eleven people were hospitalized with injuries related to the accident, one is listed in critical condition. Rhode Island Hospital has confirmed that each of the eight women named by Ringling Bros. as part of the act are in the hospital: Viktoriya Medeiros, Widny Neves, Samantha Pitard, Viktorila Liakhova, Dayana Costa, Julissa Segrera, Stefany Neves and Svitlana Balanicheva. The remaining shows have been canceled.

Nine Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus performers were among 11 people injured Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, after an apparatus used in their act failed, circus spokesman Stephen Payne said.

Eight performers fell when the hair-hang apparatus — which holds performers by their hair — failed, Payne added. Another performer was injured on the ground, he said.

Eyewitnesses said it appeared the acrobats fell about 30 feet. However, Payne said it was unclear how far they fell.

The performers were among 11 people hospitalized with injuries related to the accident, Rhode Island Hospital spokeswoman Jill Reuter told CNN. One of those people was listed in critical condition, Reuter said.

Boston Globe: Nine circus performers injured in Providence.

A YouTube video of the accident shows a pink curtain dropping from around the metal rig, revealing a ring of acrobats suspended roughly 30 feet in the air, facing outward. One performer hangs in the middle, just below the rest.

Seconds later, the prop, and the performers, plunge to the ground, and the prop lands on top of the acrobats. Circus music continues playing, but the main stage lights cut to black and a woman’s voice is heard saying, “Were they supposed to fall like that?”

Peabody resident Ashli Croinex, 22, who was sitting about six or seven rows back, said that after the rig crashed to the ground, a performer who had been standing below was bloody and shaking.

“He was the only one able to get up,” she said. “The rest of them were just silent. They didn’t even move.”

UPDATE I: 1:30 pm Police Press Conference.

Police said about 1:30 p.m. at a press conference that 9 of the performers were in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital, but with non-life-threatening injuries.

3 Year Old Finley Boyle Who Suffered Massive Brain Injuries in December 2013 after a Dental Procedure in Hawaii Died on Friday

3 year old brain dead, precious little girl taken off life-support …

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Finley Boyle – Rest in Peace

3 year old Finley Boyle, who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure that included four root canals and multiple cavity filling, died late Friday night.  The 3 year old girl from Hawaii was left in a “persistent vegetative state” after undergoing four root canals in early December. As reported at  IBT, Boyle’s parents, after learning that their daughter’s brain damage was permanent, decided to remove Finley from life support. The 3 year old suffered from cardiac arrest on December 3 after she was given  “grossly excessive” amount of drugs to sedate her before the procedure. She was taken to a hospital, and then to a hospice center, where she was put on a feeding tube. With no chance of recovery, the family removed the feeding tubes and Finley Boyle died at 8:47 p.m. MRIs showed that it was a lack of oxygen to the toddler’s brain that ultimately resulted in her death.

The family had set up a fund raising web page for Finely.


A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure died late Friday, said an attorney for the child’s family.

Earlier this week, the family of Finley Boyle, 3, filed a lawsuit against dentist Lilly Geyer and Island Dentistry for Children in Honolulu, alleging that the child was given incorrect dosages of sedatives and that the hospital staff was not properly trained for emergencies.

On Dec. 3, Ashley Boyle took her young daughter to Island Dentistry for extensive dental work, which the family states in court documents was recommended by Dr. Geyer.

The planned procedures included four root canals and multiple cavity fillings, according to the documents.

The Boyle family’s attorney L. Richard Fried Jr. said Saturday that the child was given “grossly excessive” amounts of sedatives, went into cardiac arrest and later suffered brain damage.

The family charges that the staff was improperly trained for emergencies and failed to check the patient’s vital signs for 26 minutes.

UPDATE I: From Kenneth L. Zeri, RN, MS, President & Chief Professional Officer of Hospice Hawaii:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 8:47 p.m. last night, Finley Boyle passed away with her family at her side. The Boyle Family asks that you please respect their privacy during this time of grief and extends a heartfelt mahalo for all of your support and prayers over the past few weeks.

There are few greater privileges in life than to accompany someone on their end-of-life journey, providing comfort and support not only to that person but also to their loved ones. As with all of our patients, we were truly blessed to be able to be there for the The Boyle Family and for Finley at the end of her journey. The family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”

UPDATE II:  Family sues dentist for root canal that left 3-year-old girl brain dead.

Family sues Dr. Lilly Geyer at Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua

Finley Boyle went into cardiac arrest about 26 minutes into a multiple root canal in Kailua.  Now, her parents are suing the dentist.

This nightmare could have been avoided, according to attorney Rick Fried, if Island Dentistry had properly administered and monitored Finley’s drugs and vital signs.

The lawsuit alleges that Finley was given five different sedatives and anesthetics without consideration of how the combination of those drugs would react on the body of a 3-year-old girl.

“It appears most of the work said to be necessary by Dr. Geyer was not necessary.  Secondly, the drugs given were as though given individually,” said Fried.

Fried claims the Island Dentistry staff was not adequately trained for emergencies, and on this day had to run down to the hall to get help from a pediatrician.  Record keeping during the procedure, says the lawsuit, was reduced to two scribbles on slips of paper.

UPDATE III: According to its web site, Island Dentistry is closed permanently.

Hopefully this family will be able to sue this dentistry for millions and also be able to put pressure on law makers to enact laws that change how procedures are done for children. Personally I question how 10 procedures could have been scheduled at one time, including 4 root canals. Also, how one could prescribe so many sedatives and not consistently monitor a child is beyond comprehension.   Not only should Dr. Lilly Geyer be sued for wrongful death, she should never be allowed to practice medicine ever again.

UPDATE IV: Lawsuit alleges that as a further result of administering improper medications, Finley “suffered severe and permanent brain damage.”


Finley Boyle was given 5 different drugs, including Demerol and other sedatives. Finley Boyle went into cardiac arrest and no one was there to give the child CPR. The staff had to go into another office to get a doctor to perform CPR. Had they provided CPR immediately and so long a period of time did not occur with a lack of oxygen to the brain, the outcome would have been much different. Family attorney shows records, seen below, that Finley was not monitored while sedated and instead of checking her oxygen levels checked every 5 minutes, it was not done for 26 minutes, which is why the brain damage was so severe.

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Pic – screen grab, CNN above video

Terrible Crash on Last Lap of Nationwide Series Race at Daytona International Speedway Injurues 11 NASCAR Fans (VIDEO of Tire Hitting Fan) (Update: 30 Fans Injured)

At least 11 NASCAR fans were injured, some in serious condition, following  a terrible crash on the last lap of a Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. According to reports, large chunks of race car debris, including a tire, flew into the stands and through the fence. The crash that occurred on the final lap of the race sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence. Kyle Larson, Regan Smith, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joe Nemechek, Robert Richardson, Trevor Bayne, Mike Wallace, Travis Pastrana, Elliott Sadler, Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, and Justin Allgaier were all involved in the accident. While Tony Stewart won the race, its was little concern as 11 14 15 fans were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, and an additional 14 were treated at the at-track care center.

VIDEO from Fox News Sports

At least 11 NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The crash began as the field closed in on the finish line and sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the seats. Large chunks of Larson’s car landed in the grandstands. The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with the burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence. Nathan Kimpel, 24, who works at a concession stand near where the crash happened, told CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz that he saw 10 to 15 fans being carried out on stretchers. “As soon as I saw the accident I just turned my head because I didn’t want to get injured or anything,” Kimpel told Diaz. “I saw the fence separate and more pieces of car parts flying up.”

ESPN reports the following:

Sergeant John Creamer of the Daytona Beach Police said 17 fans were injured, with two suffering “major injuries.” Eleven were sent to Halifax Medical Center where one adult is in surgery with life-threatening head trauma, and a 14-year-old is in critical, but not life threatening condition, hospital representative Byron Cogdell told ESPN.

Six of the injured fans were transported to Florida Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, and are expected to be treated and released.

At least one tire from Larson’s car flew into the seating area at Daytona. Police officers and NASCAR safety officials quickly ran to the location where part of the car went through the fencing, destroying one section of the catch fence.

Initial photos showed several people being placed on stretchers in the grandstands. One woman’s leg was bleeding as she was carried away.

“Right now, the function is to determine what damage was done,” NASCAR president Mike Helton said. “They are taking some folks to Halifax Medical Center. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone they are working on.

 UPDATE I: NASCAR makes YouTube take down eyewitness video of crash.

Really NASCAR, do you really want to go there and be like the rest sports who John Q. Public have run away from to watch NASCAR? NASCAR claims they took the video down out of respect for the injured fans. BS!!! You don’t get to make the call as to what is and is not shown and only filtered through the prism of NSACAR. The following VIDEO from The Verge is still available.

VIDEO of fan getting hit by tire. You can see in this fan video the tire in the stands

Winter X Games Athlete Caleb Moore Undergoes Surgery for Heart Contusion After Terrible Snowmobile Accident (UPDATE: Caleb Moore Dies from Complications)

It has always amazed me how these X Games athletes do these tricks almost so flawlessly without injury. Sadly that did not happen during this years X Games in Aspen. Co.  Thursday night Winter X athlete Caleb Moore suffered a terrible crash during the Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle finals. Get well soon.

“While Caleb was being evaluated late last night, he developed bleeding around the heart and was urgently flighted to Grand Junction [Colo.],” an X Games Medical report stated “He underwent surgery this morning. The procedure went well, and Caleb is currently in ICU with a heart contusion.”

 UPDATE I: Sad news from the world of Xtreme Sports, 25 year old Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Dies After Critical Injuries in X Games Crash.

Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore died today after succumbing to injuries he sustained one week ago at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., when his snowmobile flipped on top of him in a violent crash during competition.

“This morning Caleb Moore passed away,” the Moore family said in a statement through family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson. “He will be truly missed and never forgotten.

Unbelievable, Ever Wonder Why Health Care Costs are Out of Control in US … Illegal Immigrant Gets Kidney

Unbelievable … this crap just does not end. What part about “ILLEGAL” does no one understand?

As those who are in the United States wait for their kidney transplants, Jorge Mariscal, an illegal immigrant is provided one ahead of legal tax paying US citizens. It appears that we now exist in a world with out borders and laws.  Mariscal believes health care should be a human right, not a privilege. Thats interesting, I believe breaking the law should be a crime, not rewarded. However, just because the illegal has received a kidney, he is not out of the woods yet. Loyola agreed to cover the costs of the transplant, Mariscal will have to pay for the medicine. Please, I am sure Obamacare covers illegals as it takes health care services away from those who are actually in the country legally. Just a note to Jorge, rather then thinking you have a right and are entitled to a kidney, you should be pretty damn grateful instead.

As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come.

His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center.

After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.

“Why can’t we be treated the same?” he asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

So this guy wants to be treated the same, huh? You know how you so that Jorge? Go back yo where ever you came from and apply for citizenship. If you wanted to be treated the same, you must be the same as the rest of us. Your problem is you wanted preferential and special treatment. This is just unreal. They know this guy is an illegal and he just gets to stay and be a burden on the tax payers. WTF!

Now that his surgery is behind him, he said he’s happy he stayed stateside.

“It feels great to have a second opportunity at life,” Mariscal said. “It’s an overwhelming feeling. I don’t think I would have been happy in Mexico.”

Lin-Sanity Finished for the Year … Knee Lin-Jury & Surgery for Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin Out for the Season

The meteoric ride of LIN-SANITY has come to a crashing end …

It has been one of the best, fun and uplifting stories of the NBA season, one mired in the aftermath of the bitter owner-players strike and lock out that nearly ended the entire season. Sadly for  Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin his season is over as he suffered a knee injury and will require surgery.

What makes Jeremy Lin such a compelling story? He is a real life “Rocky” story of an undrafted, unheralded player who thanks God for his chance to play in the NBA. In a sport where we hear so many unflattering stories, there is now one that all can be proud of. He has become a role model to so many.

LINSANITY captured the imagination of many, including many that really did not follow the NBA that closely. How does an undrafted guard out of Harvard become the media focal point and most covered player in the NBA with such stars stars as Dwayne Wayne, Lebron James, Kobie Bryant and Kevin Durant? Add in the fact that he plays for a struggling Knicks team in the huge media market of NYC and you have … LIN-SANITY!!!

Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far.

Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.

With the regular season ending April 26, the biggest story in basketball this season is done unless the Knicks make a deep postseason run.

The birth of LIN-SANITY:

The Knicks were under .500 and looking like a mess when Lin was given a chance to play extended minutes at point guard for then-coach Mike D’Antoni on Feb. 4 against New Jersey.

Lin, the first American-born player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to play in the NBA, scored 25 points with seven assists in that New York victory, was inserted into the starting lineup two days later against Utah, and took the Knicks on a seven-game winning streak that gained world-wide attention.


Former Florida Democrat US Rep. Alan Grayson Runs Red Light in his Benz, Hits Bus and Injures Two on Way to Fund Raiser

Alan Grayson wants to injure public transportation passengers quickly …

Former Democrat Florida US Representative Alan Grayson was involved in a MVA when the Mercedes he was driving in downtown Orlando, FL ran a red light, hit a Lynx bus and injured two passengers. I wonder if the roles were reversed whether Grayson would have said that the GOP was trying to run over the poor quickly? Just saying.

Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus.

Police and a campaign representative said Grayson and his passenger were not hurt. Two people aboard the bus claimed they suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Authorities said the crash is under investigation, and it’s not known yet what type of citation or charges may be filed.

Wow, check out the damage to Grayson’s Benz.

Remember when former Florida Democrat House Representative Alan Grayson said that Republicans wanted old people to “die quickly?” Grayson may want to comment about the health care of the passengers of the bus he injured.  Who wants to injure people Mr. Grayson? Michelle Malkin reminds us of the hypocrisy of Alan “I support the Occupy protesters” Grayson. The fact can’t be lost that Grayson was diving one of those 1%’ers Mercedes Benz and was rushing off to a fundraiser to mingle amongst the 1%’ers.  Of course the irony of Grayson hitting a public bus with a Mercedes Benz is not lost here either.

Grayson’s campaign event stated it was scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the penthouse of some local Democrats in The Vue, a high-rise condominium near Lake Eola.

NFL Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning Has Second Neck Surgery … Out 2-3 Months, the Season?


What a blow to the Indianapolis Colts, their fans and frankly the NFL in general on the eve of this weekends opening games. Peyton Manning, the all everything QB for the Colts has had a second neck surgery and will be out most likely at least two to three month. It is said that he had a cervical fusion following his previous surgery, the surgery is being called a single level anterior fusion. There is probably no team in the NFL that is more dependent on one player than the Colts are on Manning. There is no time table set for Manning’s return, some have reported that he will miss a chunk of the season; however, one has to wonder whether this might be for the season.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had further neck surgery Thursday, the team announced, his third surgery in the past 19 months.

Manning decided to have the surgery after consultation with a half-dozen doctors who reached a consensus that the most viable option would be a one-level cervical neck fusion in the wake of his May 23 surgery to repair a bulging disk. It’s unclear whether Manning would be able to return to play this season.

Owner Jim Irsay had tweeted prior to the news getting out of the surgery that Peyton was out of this weekends game and would be out awhile. Now we know what the Colts owner meant. We do wish Peyton Manning a speedy recovery, the NFL and their fans lose when some one with this kind of talent is forced from the game.

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