Woman falls out of second story window while snapping a selfie, and dies

Woman falls out of second story window while snapping a selfie, and dies
Toni Kelly, a 20-year old from New Zealand who was living in London, was known for the selfies which she took during her many travels. For example, some recent images showed Kelly posing in front of Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Almost two weeks ago, Kelly was at her home in Tooting and was taking a selfie when she fell out the second story window of her home. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she suffered a brain injury that was too severe, and she died.

Kelly's family started a fundraising page that has raised over $38,000 to help transport her body back home. Meanwhile, Kelly is an organ donor and her organs will be used in the U.K. to help save some lives.

Over the years, we have passed along to you stories of life threatening injuries that occurred to certain people who were simply looking to snap an interesting selfie and nearly died for the effort. The bottom line is that when you are preparing to shoot a selfie, make sure that you are not putting your life in danger. No selfie, or picture, is worth killing your self to obtain.

source: Standard.co.uk



1. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Okay, the Darwin award for 2017 goes to her.

8. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Accidents happen all the time. Darwin awards are for those that think too simplistic, like you.

32. Kibzara

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

and what did he say wrong?? you have to be very stupid or drunk to sit on a high floor open window. even a groound level window would kill you, if you fall on your head. windows are not ment to be for sitting on them, you know... accident is falling down the stairs, not windows...

49. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"you have to be very stupid or drunk to sit on a high floor open window.....windows are not ment to be for sitting on them..." Meant, not ment + poor punctuation = pot calling the kettle black when it comes to being stupid.

57. Kibzara

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

english is not my first languiage, so buzz off...

60. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Either way you're being insensitive calling someone who passed away stupid. Might want to think about that since your inability to spell makes you look stupid, regardless of what your first language is.

69. bigshow

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

I love when people resort to Grammar and punctuation to try and win an argument about intelligence. Then realize they are using it against someone who speaks and writes in multiple languages. Brilliant simply brilliant

73. andrewc31394

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

you know you're losing an argument when all you have to go on is correcting someone's grammar lol

44. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

There's a big difference between accident and stupidity. You're like those idiots who get their girlfriends pregnant and insist it was just a mistake.

66. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

For sure, there are better candidates for the award. I have seen many ppl doing this regulary on the handrail of the balcony, guess it is too common to be awarded. But 38.000$??? Maybe they should look into their CreditCard or other Subscripton conditions, if it is not already covered by insurance. I and my family are insured twice indirectly by my creditcard and automobile association.

68. JC557

Posts: 1926; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So you just want to white knight for this "Instagram model" why? Because shes a woman? Keep tipping your f**king fedora because had it been a man there would be plenty of people s**tting on him.

67. JC557

Posts: 1926; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The year's not over and there's an model/ Actress on Instagram that's walking out onto the ledges of various high rises when she's in NYC (highly illegal) so she can have her photographer friend make a harrowing photoshoot while she snaps selfies. I can't recall her name at the moment.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Rest in Peace. (PA should close comments for these types of articles, its gonna get really cancerous soon)

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I agree this is sad situation. Close coments and delete all coments especially the comments that say something mean.

11. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Whats Bog Ben...

25. Alan01

Posts: 662; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

It was a typo. Since corrected. Thanks for pointing it out to me! Regards, Alan F.

13. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's like an addiction. You feel the need to introduce danger and fear in selfies in order to keep a balanced level of interest or increase it. It's sad, really, but people died by doing stupid things even before smartphones, and for the same reason as this one.

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I still don't understand the importance of selfie than her life and \ or personal safety...

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Only 2 stories(less since she din't fall off the roof)....damn that is some rotten ass luck right there to die from a 20 foot fall. I know it's hard not to panic when you fall but cover your head and 20 feet won't kill you.

30. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Such a shame, beautiful and young, she liked to travel and had so much of the world yet to see. May her soul rest in peace and may her family find a way through such pain. Also please stop posting stories like this, they have nothing to do with phones or technology. Just because selfies are taken on a phone doesn't necessary mean the story of a selfie gone wrong belongs here. You can almost connect any story to a "mobile" because the entire world is built around phones now. Phone's are a distraction just like any other, and accidents where people die while using them doesn't warrant a story here. Normal people know you can die doing dumb things, there are no lessons here. If someone has to explain to you that standing on a ledge 12 stories high with no protection is dangerous, then you require professional help. Also accidents such as this unfortunate one are just that, unfortunate accidents. You guys report on new phones and technology, also the amount of disrespect shown here is astonishing and makes you question how low the human race can go. At least turn off the comments section for such articles, or police them and remove the inhuman ones. It's bad enough how everyone acts like a pubescent 12 year old because they use "Android" and believe themselves to be smarter than Einstein while anyone that use's an iPhone is a brainless zombie. Unless you sick people actually get off on this kind of stuff, and honestly the community here has become such trash, I don't even feel like coming here anymore. Your mind is supposed to grow and learn by engaging with people of like interests because they bring something new to the discussion. But this place is just a bunch of insecure samsung fans who act like they were personally molested by apple multiple times. There's no actual discussion of intellect anymore. I don't know what you guys did to deserve such a degraded community but it feels like you are fostering it now. You have allowed the comments section to turn into such trash. It's really upsetting as I absolutely love the articles you guys post, they are always deep and in my opinion unbiased relative to the market said device is catering too. Phone Arena is my favorite site, it has been for the last few years but things have gotten way out of control here. The people you hang around with showcase's the level of dignity you hold for yourself. The same is true of the forums you engage in, and when people start to say thing's like "I'm glad said person died because they used xxx product" you know it's time to leave, because honestly, no matter how good your articles are, nothing is worth degrading my existence to such futile levels. You can't post a single comment regrading Apple, Samsung, Android, iOS, Selfie etc, without absolute garbage being generated as a reply. You guys really need to do something about all of this. Turn off the comments section until you actually hire a dedicated team that deals with such things. Thanks.

70. bigshow

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Wow you must write for a living. Damn that is a huge comment! It is longer then the original article by about nine paragraphs. :)

35. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I see more and more women at bars, clubs doing this. It's like they go there just to get the perfect selfie and has no attention to what's going on. It's like u trying to admire yourself in a mirror all the time....just vain. Just sad.

64. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

well there goes another life, Our deprave and vanity nature is so bad that we would put ourselves in danger just to get that prefect vanity shot. So sad such a beautiful young lady ( some one was robbed of one day having a beautiful wife). A father and mother were left wishing that mobile devices where never a thing. So sad. This selfie trend that all the young ladies are into is just not worth it.

65. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

I thought this said Tori Kelly for a second and I got sad

72. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Vanity will get more people killed...all in the name of "likes" and "tweets".

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