Saturday, October 14, 2006

Second Bizarre Accident Strikes New York Woman


The woman whose apartment was burned in the high-rise crash of New York Yankees pitcher CORY LIDLE's plane was the victim of another frightening, bizarre and high-profile Manhattan accident years earlier, when a lamppost knocked over by a parade float seriously injured her.

KATHLEEN CARONNA and her family were unhurt in Wednesday's crash, which killed Lidle and his flight instructor, TYLER STANGER.

But the engine of the CIRRUS SR20 landed in her bedroom, which went up in flames minutes before she would arrived home, her relatives told THE DAILY NEWS in Friday's editions.

"How do you go through two major things like this?" Caronna's sister-in-law, LISA BROWN, told the paper.
"It's spooky. It's very spooky."

Caronna was critically injured during the 1997 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE when the mammoth
CAT IN THE HAT BALLOON went out of control and knocked part of a lamppost onto her head.

The then-33-year-old investment analyst lay in a coma for nearly a month.

Second Bizarre Accident Strikes New York Woman

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