Wednesday, December 12, 2007

bad news... good news... really bad news... best news... and a world record.

On October 26, 2001, there was an accident on Interstate 376 near Pittsburgh, PA. Fortunately, Matthew McKnight of Connellsville, PA, an off-duty paramedic, was near the scene and stopped to help the accident victims.

Unfortunately, while helping the accident victims, Matthew was struck by another car traveling 70mph. He was flung far into the air and suffered two dislocated shoulders, one broken shoulder, a broken tail-bone, pelvis, and leg. But Matthew survived.

And now... this year, Matthew will appear in the 2008 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records because he is the world record holder for "Greatest Distance Thrown in a Car Accident." His record flight was 118 feet (36 meters).

Matthew submitted the paperwork back in 2003, but the record has not appeared in the book until this year. Nice going, Matthew. Let's try not to break it.

The picture is not Matthew. It is a stunt professional. Please do not attempt this at home. ;)

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