Have you ever seen someone DIE?

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    Mar 06, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    I've seen quite a few accidents happen in front of me, and I drove past this accident right after it happened: icon_sad.gif

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/18/BAGDCONHHK4.DTL

    I saw the body crushed under the vehicle, and knew that there was no way he could have survived. It really affected me, and made me think about how fragile life is...driving under the influence or while sleepy is so irresponsible. icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 06, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    PhxAriz08 saidI saw one dead body was laying on the freeway (loop 101) and the guy face was rip off and the children was crying. This is so sad.

    I can't imagine... icon_cry.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 06, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=8417815&blogID=335467310&Mytoken=64467023-F0CD-479D-B749D94B2C29888938991380

    I blogged about this in December, so you can read what I witnessed at the IDS Center in Minneapolis.

    I was talking to my Mom around the holidays about Christmas and what not. I heard a crash and then I heard a scream and saw a cleaning man fall about 6 stories to his death inside the IDS Center.

    He landed on his back and since I was standing in the Skyway, I could look below and his his facial features.

    I was stunned and I left work early.
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    Mar 06, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    I watched my partner die in hospital after he'd been in a house fire. He had 60 per cent burns and they kept him alive for four days after the fire brigade pulled him out of the flat.

    Once they took away all the monitors and his life support his death was actually quite peaceful and I don't think he was in any pain.

    Death holds no fear for me now. And it made me realise that truly, without our personalities and minds we are nothing but empty vessels.
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    Mar 06, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    we had a school shooting when i was in 10th grade. 4 football players had been picking on this little freshman. he brought a gun to school one day and killed 3 of them right there in the middle of lunch. not cool. not cool at all.
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    Mar 07, 2008 11:33 AM GMT
    Another reason to prevent bullying... icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 07, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    I've had a similar experience to a lot of guys on here it seems, My Dad passed away two weeks ago.. he had renal cancer that had been spreading for several years.
    We had him under Hospice care at home, and we all made him as comfortable as we could, My mom and my sisters my partner and I were all there around him when he passed.
    It was very sad to see him go , but we were all glad he wasn't in pain anymore.
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    Mar 07, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    I'm lucky so far...no, whenever my cat get's sick though i worry that i will and someday hopefully not soon that day will come.icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 07, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    I was with my dad when he died. I was the last person he spoke to several days before.
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    Mar 08, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    I may be more attuned to this than others, but I seem to be able to sense the change when people die especially if I am close to them.

    When I was a young teenager, my mom got a phone call and went into another room through glass door to take the call. Before she picked up the phone I knew my grandmother had died (there had been no warning) I watched her collapse on the floor when she got the news on the phone.

    In my 20s I bolted out of bed from a sound sleep and somehow knew my cousin had passed.... she was only 10 and had battled with Leukemia.

    A few years ago, my then Lover's mentor and boss at his agency was in a coma (from Aids --- he was straight got it from prostitutes) We and his ex wife and 13 year old son were in the room when he died. He was still breathing heavily but the doctor said he wouldn't last much longer. I was sitting quietly with my partner when I felt a cold wind move through me and could almost "see" a mist rise up from the man's body. The doctor confirmed the next day that the brainwaves stopped at the exact time I felt the wind and saw the mist or cloud or SOMEthing rise from his body.

    A few years back, I was coming home from a New Years Eve party alone and depressed in the rain, when I saw a VW bug on the freeway stopped facing the wrong way with both doors open. after look more I saw a young guy naked face down on the road... I tried to pick him up off the freeway, but his body was like jello... I assume many of his bones were broken... I dragged him to the edge of road but before I could find a phone to call the police, I saw another car up ahead with two girls sitting beside it covered in blood... they were alive but injured and in shock. I tried to get them to come to side out of the freeway, but fortunately the cops arrived and took care of them.
    They told me later the boy hit the girls car and he was thrown out and killed instantly. The girls survived. What I got from that night I will never forget; no matter how bad it seems, at least you have LIFE....I saw it snatched away in an instant, I am more grateful now.
  • EricLA

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    Mar 08, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    Yes. This was probably in my late teens, mabye as late as when I was 20, but every July 4th my father and I would take a fishing trip for Salmon to a place called Shelter Cove, along the Northern California coast. A seven hour drive from the San Jose area, where I grew up. There was a commercial fishermen fleet right there in the cove, but recreational fishermen came there too. We'd come back from fishing one afternoon, when I heard the sound of sirens. It was a pretty remote area, so that wasn't a sound you heard often. I went out to explore, since the sirens stopped close, and I found a crowd over by where the fish were all weighed in. On the ground was an EMT giving CPR to this overweight man on the ground. He must have suffered a heart attack. I don't know if he was dead before the EMT got there, or he died as the EMT was working on him, but the body seemed lifeless as the EMT performed CPR. He might well have been giving CPR to a waterbed. I don't know how long I stood there transfixed. It seemed morbid to me even at the time, but I couldn't move. It was probably only a few minutes. Finally, the man lost control of his bowells. The sight of that sort of shook me out of my shock. I became aware that this man was probably dead at this point, I didn't want to rob the man of any more of his dignity by hovering. I walked away, passing more people coming to see what was going on.
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    Mar 08, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    I was with my grandfather when he died of complication from his emphysema(sp?) and his heart failure, when I was 18.
    I saw my best friend in high school die in a car accident. He had just let me out of the car, which was a brand new, BLUE 1980 Camero Z-28, and he was showing off and took off fast. He apparently didn't see the metal poles and I-beam hanging off the back of a flatbed truck. He was impaled on the poles and beheadded(sp?) by the metal I-beam and dead on the spot. He was 19.
    I was with my grandmother when she passed away after an extended illness. The entire family had been in to visit her regularly, like always..She was asleep and just drifted away....no drama, no fight and by her own choice, no heroic efforts to revive her. My grandma...here it is 4 years later, as of Leap Day, and I miss her even more. It is still like she is on a long vacation and is just out of cell phone range....
    I saw a man in a car on I-70 east bound in central Illinois, die. A servere thunderstorm had produced a tornado that parrallelled the interstate and was putting down huge hailstones and very high winds, The winds blasted the hailstone through the sunroof of his saab and knocked him out. With him unconscious, his car swerved into the median ditch, which was flooded and deep. His car sank and he drowned in his car...it was very wild and almost surreal...The most unsettling thing I saw was the body of a girl that a group of us found in the woods of an outdoor concert venue, that I worked at as a "parker"(traffic control). I still have nightmares about this and in the summer, on super warm nights, the smell of a "grease dump/pit" at a fast food place reminds me of the stench that started the whole thing. The therapy never touched this "trigger".....I still get nausea....and it happened almost 25 years ago....
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    Mar 08, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    The first time I saw someone die was back in '85 when one of my best friends died of AIDS-related pneumonia. His partner and I were sitting on either side of the bed, holding his hands, when he took his last breath.

    There were others after that... too many others.

    The last time I saw someone die was a little over 11 years ago, when my partner died in my arms.
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    Mar 08, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    I watched a man die last night. They were doing CPR when I got there and were talking about epinepherine and his hearth rythm and all the other things that go with saving a life.

    All I could do was stand there and hope his condition improved, or at least stabilized. It only took a couple of minutes, but he didn't make it. I had to tell his boyfriend and then his sister.

    His passing was peaceful (despite the efforts and comotion of EMS) and unfortunately preventable. Don't be afraid of your doctor. No one likes to hear bad news, but better to hear it than never see it coming.
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    Mar 08, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    I lived in lower manhattan on 9/11, a few blocks from ground zero, and seeing all the people jumping from the WTC was the first time I watched someone die. It was pretty horrific.
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    Mar 08, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    i haven't seen anyone die though there was this one situation, maybe last year, where this old guy (80's i guess) fell head first down some steps in front of me and i half caught him and he hit his head on the tile floor which scared me and shook me up.

    blood poured out everywhere and he kept insisting he was fine and tried to just go on as if nothing happened but i stopped him from moving around so much and some other people got a medic and it really shook me up for some reason. the sound of his head when it hit the floor was something i never heard before and i was in shock afterwards. when he thanked me for waiting with him it was like he knew he was hurt but he kept trying to get on a bus and saying he was fine.....really scared me
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    Mar 08, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    I watched my mom die from complications with her brain tumor this September. It was so quick and subtle it took me few moments to realize she was gone and I still wasn't sure. I checked her pulse, but my heart was pounding pretty hard so I could feel my own pulse in my fingertips. I called the hospice nurse into the room and she confirmed it. It was a surreal mixture of anguish and relief. When I left the facility, I almost drove off the road a few times because it would hit me in uncontrollable waves.
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    Mar 08, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    Aside from watching my grandfather and best friend die, a man jumped off the 14-story building and hit the ground in front of me, it was shock, especially because his eyes were still open and there was blood coming out of his head. Couldn't sleep for months after that.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 08, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    I made the HUGE mistake of watching the beheading of Daniel Pearl when it was shown on the internet. The site (and sound) of him dying still haunts me to this day. I couldn't go see the Angelina Jolie movie about this for this reason. I honestly don't think I will ever forget the sound of his screams or the site of some butcher of a human being sawing his head off.