NationStates Jolt Archive

Proof being fat can save your life/Some Americans ARE fat-no joke

27-06-2006, 06:35
It must have been amazing to see her fly through the air, all of her fat flaps open to the wind for the first time in years, long forgotten cell phones, remote controls, hair brushes, submarine sandwiches, loose change, spare keys, and pork chop bones all taking flight at once! I wonder if the ejection imparted any rotation to her, like an enormous pink human dreidel spinning through the air, shedding small household items. Kind of like a visit to Sea World, just on the freeway.

600 lb. woman survives getting thrown through sunroof
Town N Country, Florida – A woman is in stable condition after being ejected through the sunroof of her SUV during an accident.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ruth Matthews told paramedics that another vehicle cut her off in traffic, and she took evasive action to avoid a crash. Her Isuzu Amigo rolled over and she was thrown through the sunroof and onto the roadway. Investigators say she was not wearing her seatbelt.

Paramedics initially tried to fly Matthews to Tampa General Hospital, but her weight, estimated at 600 pounds, made it impossible. Emergency crews were able to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

Authorities are continuing their investigation.