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Surgery on teenage F3 driver a success after horror crash

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:05 AM

Still image of race personnel and pit crew at accident site after German driver Sophia Floersch flew over the barriers and crashed into a photographers’ bunker at high speed, during a Formula 3 race at the Macau Grand Prix | Photo via REUTERS

German driver Sophia Floersch has undergone a successful surgery on the spinal fracture she suffered in a serious accident at the Macau Grand Prix, doctors confirmed during a news conference on Monday (November 19).

The 17-year-old Formula 3 driver was injured on Sunday (November 18) as she lost control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker at high speed.

Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, had been discharged from hospital on Sunday night.

A 25-year-old Chinese photographer is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for another week.

A local race marshall suffered a fractured facial bone and lacerations, but is expected to be discharged in the coming days. — Reuters

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Four dead in Florida head-on crash

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:23 AM

Aerial of deadly car crash with destroyed vehicles and emergency personnel at work | Reuters

Four people are dead in Highlands County, Florida after their cars crashed in a head-on collision around 12:30 p.m. (1730GMT) on Tuesday (December 25).

The Christmas Day crash occurred along a stretch of State Road 70, a narrow two-lane highway that crosses the south-central part of the state, connecting both the Atlantic and Gulf shores.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. — Reuters

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1 dead, 9 wounded in Cavite dump truck crash

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, 5 October 2018 09:05 AM

The body of motorcycle rider identified as Ramon Joseph Magracia in Cavite crash on October 04, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Lea Calizo

CAVITE, Philippines — A dump truck crashed Thursday afternoon along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas City, Cavite killing one and injuring 9 others.

Police report said the truck driver, identified as Marlon Melgar, was plying the highway when he lost control of the truck after the brakes failed to work.

Dasmariñas CPS Chief of Police, PSupt Nerwin Ricohermoso said, “May karga siya na mga graba materials for construction and then all of a sudden nagbump siya sa may center island namin papunta dun sa gilid and then nag loose na yung kanyang brake and then natanggal na yung dalawang gulong sa likod.”

The out of control truck rammed into nine more vehicles including a motorcycle before falling on its side in Barangay Sampaloc Uno.

The motorcycle rider, identified as Ramon Joseph Magracia, slid under the truck. He was brought to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Nine people were also wounded in the incident and brought to the hospital for medical attention.

The accident, which almost occupied both lanes of the highway, resulted in heavy traffic that authorities were only able to clear around 9:00 p.m. after hauling away the truck and other affected vehicles.

The owner of the dump truck expressed willingness to extend financial assistance to cover damages while the driver is expected to face a number of charges.

“So the driver is under our custody and he will be facing reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, and another one is serious physical injury & serious injury and damage to property & damage to government property kasi may mga structures, maraming structures din ang nasira. Yung mga center islands natin yung tinamaan and then medyo yung portion ng highway, yung roads natin and yung sidewalks is medyo nagkaroon din ng damage,” Ricohermoso said. — Benedict Samson

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Twelve soccer fans killed in bus crash in Ecuador

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:12 AM

Overturned bus | Reuters

 

At least 12 people died and 30 more were injured after the bus they were traveling on crashed and overturned in Azuay, Ecuador on Sunday (August 12) after leaving a local soccer match.

The bus was loaded with fans from Ecuadorian football team Barcelona SC as they traveled home from Cuenca after a match against Deportivo Cuenca.

The cause of the accident was still unclear, according to local media.

The bus crashed on the 55 kilometers of Cuenca-Molleturo highway on its way to Guayaquil, local media reported. — Reuters

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