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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Her accident was on the kiddy slope, as she was learning to ski. No way in hell that a fall there alone can kill you. She must have had a precondition that the fall triggered. She walked away laughing after the fall too, so that leads even more to the idea she had a precondition she did not know about.
    I'm sure we'll learn more about this. Maybe she hit her head in a specific area that can cause death?

    I really feel for the family. One day, you have your wife and mom--the next day, she's gone.

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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I'm sure we'll learn more about this. Maybe she hit her head in a specific area that can cause death?

    I really feel for the family. One day, you have your wife and mom--the next day, she's gone.
    Its the bunny slope lol....it is where toddlers ski.... it is no more dangerous than walking down the street.. hell I would claim it is less dangerous as snow is "softer" than pavement.

    Either she was the must unlucky skier in history or she had a pre-existing head injury that she did not know about and the fall made it spring open.

    I feel for the family also and for the acting world, as she was a great actress, but it dont change the fact that ski aint dangerous especially on the bunny slope.
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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Its the bunny slope lol....it is where toddlers ski.... it is no more dangerous than walking down the street.. hell I would claim it is less dangerous as snow is "softer" than pavement.

    Either she was the must unlucky skier in history or she had a pre-existing head injury that she did not know about and the fall made it spring open.

    I feel for the family also and for the acting world, as she was a great actress, but it dont change the fact that ski aint dangerous especially on the bunny slope.
    Gravity and an ungiving surface are all that's needed to cause an impact sufficiently violent to cause bleeding of the brain. Some examples of ungiving surfaces are skiing equipment or even hard packed snow.

    If she hit her head on any hard surface that doesn't absorb and/or redistribute the forces of the impact away from the head, injury can occur.

    The fact that she was on a bunny slope is deceptively innocent at first glance.

    Just falling while walking down a snow covered street could cause the same injury.

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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Gravity and an ungiving surface are all that's needed to cause an impact sufficiently violent to cause bleeding of the brain. Some examples of ungiving surfaces are skiing equipment or even hard packed snow.

    If she hit her head on any hard surface that doesn't absorb and/or redistribute the forces of the impact away from the head, injury can occur.

    The fact that she was on a bunny slope is deceptively innocent at first glance.

    Just falling while walking down a snow covered street could cause the same injury.
    That was my point. My aunt fell down the stairs about two years ago and died within a week. We were all stunned that such a small fall could cause her to die! I didn't mean to limit my complaint to skiing accidents since, clearly, this could happen in my own home.

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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    We must ban skiing! Snow! and bunny slopes!
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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    So heartbreaking. I read on foxnews I think it was maybe, that her family kept her on life support long enough to give her sons, mother, husband, and other family members time to say goodbye. I thought that was touching.
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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Her accident was on the kiddy slope, as she was learning to ski. No way in hell that a fall there alone can kill you. She must have had a precondition that the fall triggered. She walked away laughing after the fall too, so that leads even more to the idea she had a precondition she did not know about.
    Maybe she did, but falls can kill for sure. Slipping in the shower can kill you, and it does take a few people each year. Even though for the vast majority of people it would only result in being a little banged up; if you fall in just the right way (or wrong way I suppose) you can sustain serious injury. Maybe the autopsy will reveal the true nature if the results of which are put out, maybe not.
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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Maybe she did, but falls can kill for sure. Slipping in the shower can kill you, and it does take a few people each year. Even though for the vast majority of people it would only result in being a little banged up; if you fall in just the right way (or wrong way I suppose) you can sustain serious injury. Maybe the autopsy will reveal the true nature if the results of which are put out, maybe not.
    50,000 people die each year from falls.

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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    It's an unfortunate event, but she is one person, many people die, have died, and will die and go unnoticed. So unless this can help find a cure for unfortunate ski-related accidents, then it's 'bout time to move on.
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    Re: Actress Natasha Richardson brain dead: Skiing Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    50,000 people die each year from falls.
    Lets ban anything and everything that is higher then 2 feet and slippery.
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