Coronavirus ‘Runaways’ Involved In Accidents
Some 20 people suspected to be travelling to hinterlands in a bid to avoid the partial lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa due to the coronavirus spread have been involved in an accident at Nkawkaw, in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern Region.The victims were among 50 passengers on board a Brekum bound Inter-City STC bus registered GE 8126-16 that was travelling from Accra on Saturday.The victims were rushed to the emergency theater of Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw for treatment.One of the front tyres of the bus, which had one Michael Oduro, 44, as the driver, reportedly got d...
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Chicago man charged with battery for allegedly yelling 'corona,' coughing in cop's face
CHICAGO — A man “acting belligerently” at the scene of a car accident mumbled something about having the coronavirus and then twice deliberately coughed in a Chicago police officer’s face, Cook County prosecutors said in court Monday.Anthony Ponzi, 21, was ordered released on his own recognizance on charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer.Chicago police officers responding to a car crash in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Sunday saw Anthony Ponzi, 21, of Wilmette, in a “highly agitated” state, slurring his speech and foaming at the mouth, according to an arrest report.When an officer ...
Fatal car crashes spike during the week after the clock springs forward, study says
Fatal car crashes in the U.S. spike by 6% during the workweek following the daylight saving time change, resulting in about 28 additional deaths every year, according to a study.The risk increases the farther west a person lives in a time zone and is worse in the morning, said the study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, which analyzed more than 700,000 fatal crashes reported from 1996 to 2017 .The increase in crashes could be related to driver sleepiness, as the time shift means that people have to wake up an hour earlier than they’re used to, the study said. It did not fin...
Ryan Newman smiling after violent Daytona 500 crash: 'It's great to be alive'
There was Ryan Newman, hurtling down the final stretch of the speedway about to win his second Daytona 500. And there he was, seconds later, flying through the air in a car that would come to a stop with the NASCAR world watching in horror of the fiery wreck.There was Newman again, a few days later, smiling on our screens in hospital scrubs with his two daughters by his side. Next, he was leaving the hospital. Then, he was visiting his shop and hanging out with friends in the matter of weeks.Now, 18 days after the horrific crash that left us questioning the No. 6 driver’s survival, Newman stro...
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U.S. House preliminary report faults Boeing, FAA over 737 MAX crashes
A preliminary Congressional report Friday on the two crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX concludes that “Boeing’s design and development of the 737 MAX was marred by technical design failures, lack of transparency with both regulators and customers, and efforts to obfuscate information about the operation of the aircraft.”The Committee’s investigation also sharply criticized the oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).“The FAA’s certification review of Boeing’s 737 MAX was grossly insufficient and that the FAA failed in its duty to identify key safety problems and to ensure that they we...
The Seattle Times
Lagos Records Massive Drop In Fatal Accidents After Okada, Keke Ban
The Lagos State government said on Sunday that there has been a massive drop in the rate of fatal accidents involving commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada,’ since the restriction of their movements in six local governments comprising 475 routes, including major roads, highways and bridges across the state.The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said this in a statement made available to newsmen.Omotoso disclosed that data from the State Police Command confirmed that Okada-rider accidents reduced from 19 in January 2020 before the restriction order t...
Three dead, 18 injured in bus rollover on I-15 near Fallbrook
NORTH COUNTY, Calif. — A charter bus rolled down an embankment off a rain-slicked Interstate 15 in North San Diego County Saturday morning, killing three people and injuring 18 others.The crash occurred in the southbound lanes south of state Route 76 about 10:20 a.m., according to the North County Fire Protection District.The bus, carrying adults and children, had departed from the Los Angeles area and was headed to San Ysidro, said California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe.It was raining when the bus driver swerved and lost control. The vehicle slid down an embankment and landed on its...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mike Bianchi: Ryan Newman's toughness reinforces why we should all watch more NASCAR
In the wake of Ryan Newman’s thrilling, chilling, car-flying, death-defying wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500, this column is a rallying cry for all of my fellow sports fans.Watch more NASCAR.Turn on the TV Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and watch the race out in Vegas. And the week after that, watch ’em run SoCal. And the week after that, they’ll be in Phoenix.Watch them. Applaud them. Admire them.These awesome, audacious athletes deserve your attention and your eyeballs.And, yes, I said “athletes.” I hope seeing Newman walk out of the hospital with his pair of adorable young daughters in tow ju...
Daytona 500 champ Denny Hamlin's team apologizes for celebration after Ryan Newman crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman’s crash on the final lap during Monday’s Daytona 500 left International Speedway in a somber mood.The track fell into an eerie silence within an hour after Denny Hamlin was crowned the winner of his second consecutive Daytona 500.Newman crossed the finish upside down after crashing into the wall, flipping upside down and then getting hit while he was in midair by Corey LaJoie’s car.Newman was taken to Halifax Health, a local hospital, in an ambulance.Hamlin said he did not know the severity of Newman’s situation until after his post-race interview.“I knew, cro...
Breaking down how Ryan Newman's crash at the Daytona 500 happened
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Denny Hamlin made his way to victory lane Monday night, Ryan Newman made his way to the hospital. In the final minutes of one of NASCAR’s most iconic races, the Daytona 500, Hamlin narrowly missed Newman’s spinning car, which was tapped by Ryan Blaney.Blaney crossed the finish line in second place.“I don’t know,” Blaney said. “We just got bumpers hooked up wrong and turned him. I hope he’s all right.”As the drivers rounded Turn 4 and made their way down the final stretch, Newman led Blaney and Hamlin, respectively. Blaney crossed to the inside of the track as Hamlin st...
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