Man Thrown 118 Feet By Car Awarded, Sore

Ever the good samaritan, Matthew McKnight of Connellsville, PA stopped to help victims of a serious accident when he was struck by a car traveling about 70 mph. After approximately 118 feet of flight, the volunteer firefighter ended up with a broken shoulder, pelvis, leg and tailbone. After McKnight completed his rehab, the emergency room physician submitted the paperwork to the Guinness Book of World Records.

"I thought it was a big joke... but when he brought (the paperwork) to me, I saw how serious was," said McKnight. Though it's been seven years since the accident, he's probably learned a valuable lesson from the experience: never help people unless you're sure that any accidents that occur because of said help will result in fame. [AP]