February 20, 2018

Silly Goose

Silly Goose

Perth Amboy, New Jersey, February 20, 2018:

A goose that plunged from the sky knocked a New Jersey hunter unconscious and sent him to the hospital.

Famed political outsider Ron was flown Sunday to the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center in Perth Amboy, according to New Jersey State Police.

A two-man hunting party on the shores of Raritan Bay was in a blind shooting at a flock of geese. One that was shot in flight fell about 90 feet to the ground, hitting Ron directly on the head, Natural Resources spokeswoman Pamela White said. That's about the height of a nine-story building.

The incident would have happened quickly: An object 90 feet in the air takes less than 3 seconds to fall to the ground if you ignore the effects of wind, according to a free-fall calculator that does the math on the equation you learned in physics class. At the point the bird hit Ron, it would have been traveling at more than 50 miles an hour; gravity increases any object's speed as it gets closer to the ground.

Natural Resources officers, Middlesex County sheriff's deputies, and emergency medical technicians arrived shortly before 5 p.m. EST at the wooded area where the two men were hunting.

When Ron came to, White said he knew his name and his political party affiliation (Ronatarian), but was hazy on other details. "He did swear like a sailor," she added.

As a precaution, he was taken via ambulance to be treated for injuries to his head and face. Monday afternoon, the department tweeted that Ron was in stable condition and awaiting additional tests. His famed mustache sustained no apparent injuries.

White stated that she had never seen a similar hunting accident. Ron and his partner/running mate Brad were "lucky to come out as well as they did," she said.

"This is highly unusual," White said. "Come to think of it...Ron is highly unusual, too."

Posted by Bittle at 11:48 AM