Arrow Accident

May 15th, 2012 by

With all the buzz and excitement surrounding the Hunger Games, a little hero worship is something to be expected. It’s hard to see Katniss Everdeen stalking through the forest, bow in hand, arrow nocked, and not be just a little bit jealous. Well, we here at your Cincinnati Chevy Malibu Dealer want to let you know that while our heroine makes archery look easy, it’s actually pretty tricky stuff.

Konstantine Myakush, a 38 year old father of two, was out with his daughters at a public park when, out of the blue, a 20 inch arrow plunged into his neck. He immediately dropped to the ground but did not lose consciousness. Approximately half the arrow had gone clean through his neck, leaving him looking like he was wearing one of those cheesy Halloween props. But unfortunately for Mr. Myakush, it was all too real.

The first thing he did after being struck was to call his wife. He claimed that he thought he was going to die and wanted to say goodbye. It’s a fairly chilling sentiment but is actually pretty romantic in a terrifying sort of way. It proved to unnecessary however, the arrow amazingly missed all of the major arteries and organs in the throat. A mere inch in either direction would have likely meant the end of Mr. Myakush, but as it is, he’ll make a full recovery.

As for the shooter? It was an archery club practice session taking place on the other side of the park. One of the members let an arrow get away from him and it just happened to hit the unlucky Myakush. The club has since decided to stop having practice session in public places, which is nice of them, but really something they should have thought of a long, long time ago.

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