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Subject: New Years Eve 1984, rock band UK's Def Leopard drummer Rick Allen was involved in a car accident, resulting in full amputation of his left arm. Subsequently Allen continued to play w/DL, achieving its most commercially successful phase. ...

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Date Posted: Sunday, August 04, 10:32:55am
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New Years Eve 1984, rock band Def Leopard drummer Rick Allen was involved in a car accident with his then-girlfriend Miriam Barendsen on the A57 road in the countryside a few miles west of Sheffield, England. While trying to pass another car at a high speed, he lost control of his Corvette C4, which hit a dry stone wall and entered a field. He was thrown from the car because his seatbelt had been improperly fastened, causing his left arm to be severed. His girlfriend suffered head, neck and spine injuries from severe whiplash. Doctors initially reattached Allen's arm, but because of an infection, it had to be re-amputated. His right shoulder was also severely broken in the accident.

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Future U.S. Senator to Hawaii, Daniel Inouye fought in WWII, losing his right arm to a grenade wound. Returning to Hawaii, Inouye earned a law degree. (NT)Later elected to Hawaii's territorial House of Representatives in 1953, then elected to the territorial (later a state) Senate in 1957, an office he held for 58 years, until his 2012 death.Sunday, August 04, 10:41:21am

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