NewsMother of 4 Dies In Freak Treadmill Accident at LA Fitness Gym

Mother of 4 Dies In Freak Treadmill Accident at LA Fitness Gym

A routine workout turned deadly at a Kent, Washington, LA Fitness.

Delrie Rosario, 36, died while working out on a treadmill there, KIRO 7 reports. Rosario’s sister, Marissa Woods, was with her when the accident happened.
“She tried to slow the machine down. I thought maybe she just missed a step,” Woods said. “She just collapsed and hit her head on the machine.”

Rosario lost consciousness and Woods screamed for help. She said other gym goers came to her sister’s aid but “not one [LA Fitness] worker,” Woods said. “I think they were in shock.”
Rosario, an organ donor, died later at a local hospital. Doctors informed the family that Rosario’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver will help save five lives, according to HuffPost. “How big can your heart be to still be saving lives?” her sister said. “Just think, somebody is walking around…with her big heart. They don’t even know what heart they’re about to get.”

Death by machine, similar to this LA Fitness incident, is rare but not as uncommon as people think.

Director of Fitness and Wellness for Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, Toril Hinchman, told tThe Washington Post that the best way to avoid injury is to pay attention to the online ratings and reviews for the machine you are considering purchasing.
As the main source of treadmill-related injuries is simply not paying attention, reading may be tedious but life-saving. “No one loves reading through the book but it’s good to at least take a look at it and see if there’s something you need to be aware of,” Hinchman said.

Source: Black Enterprise

Myeshia Mizuno Makes History as First Black Woman to Run a Primetime Game Show

Nationwide — Myeshia Mizuno has made history as the first Black woman to lead a prime-time game show, taking the reins at Family Feud....

Black Teacher Wins NYC Housing Lottery, Pays $881 a Month For 1-Bedroom Apartment

Nationwide — Nahjae Olin, a 26-year-old African American woman from the Bronx, New York, has won a spot in the NYC housing lottery and...

Miracle Baby Given 1% Chance to Live After Birth Turns One Year Old

Nationwide — Tripp Abney, an African American baby from Chickasaw, Alabama born at just 21 weeks, recently marked his first birthday. He was initially...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Newsletter

Don't miss

Myeshia Mizuno Makes History as First Black Woman to Run a Primetime Game Show

Nationwide — Myeshia Mizuno has made history as the...

Black Teacher Wins NYC Housing Lottery, Pays $881 a Month For 1-Bedroom Apartment

Nationwide — Nahjae Olin, a 26-year-old African American woman...

Miracle Baby Given 1% Chance to Live After Birth Turns One Year Old

Nationwide — Tripp Abney, an African American baby from...