Two serious accidents, one fatality over the weekend

first_imgRenewable energy program expanding to businessesHeat records falling twice as often as cold onesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago 1 Comment Because the city is too damn crowded!!! Deal with reality people. Walking and biking is NOT SAFE IN SM!!!! Deal with it or move!!!! I moved!!! March 20, 2019 at 2:01 AM MW says: HomeFeaturedTwo serious accidents, one fatality over the weekend Mar. 19, 2019 at 7:20 amFeaturedNewsSanta Monica CollegeTransportationTwo serious accidents, one fatality over the weekendMadeleine Pauker2 years agoaccidentsfatalityTake the Friendly Roadvision zero Two people were hit by vehicles in Santa Monica last weekend, with one collision resulting in a fatality.On Friday night, a man fell off an electric scooter and died after being struck by a vehicle in Ocean Park. Two days later, a teenage girl riding a bicycle was hit by a Metro bus in front of the Santa Monica Public Library.The man, 41, was riding a personally owned electric scooter – a City Hopper, manufactured by Bike Rassine – south on 3rd Street between Hill Street and Ashland Avenue after 8 p.m. when he fell onto the road, according to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD). A vehicle also traveling south hit him. The driver got out of his vehicle but fled the scene before first responders arrived.The man suffered significant head and body trauma and died shortly after he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.The vehicle is an older, off-white or tan sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry with damage to its front passenger’s side. The driver is a white man in his 30s and is 6 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build. He has a shaved head or short hair and was wearing prescription glasses.The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Scott Pace at (310) 458-8954 or SMPD at (310) 458-8495.The Notre Dame High School student was an experienced bicyclist and was riding in the bike lane to the library Sunday afternoon when the bus struck her, her family said. She was conscious when Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers arrived at the scene at about 2 p.m., said Lt. Saul Rodriguez.Santa Monica saw an uptick in traffic fatalities and accidents in 2017 – nine people died, up from an average of four to five each year – but zero people died in traffic collisions in 2018. Still, 40 percent of residents feel uncomfortable navigating city streets, according to a recent City of Santa Monica survey.The City launched a Vision Zero road safety initiative in 2016, following cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, branding the campaign with the slogan “Take the Friendly Road.” City planners have been making changes to intersections, bike lanes and crosswalks, as well as deploying citywide safety advertising, to reduce collisions, with a goal of zero fatalities by 2026.Pedestrians and bicyclists make up 70 percent of traffic fatalities on average and accidents are mainly caused by drivers who fail to yield, speed or drive under the influence, said principal transportation planner Jason Kligier.Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated the cyclist attends Santa Monica High School. In fact, she attends Notre Dame High [email protected] :accidentsfatalityTake the Friendly Roadvision zeroshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game raises $30,000

first_imgThe Vermont Lake Monsters are pleased to announce that $ 30,000 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, as part of the June 29 event at Centennial Field.  The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of Veterans and Active-Duty Soldiers and Marines who have lost a limb(s) in post 9/11 combat, tour nationally to raise awareness of the sacrifices of these brave soldiers, while giving communities across our great country an opportunity to show their support of our true heroes. ‘It was an honor to assist in the creation of the Burlington, Vermont, event,’says Vermont Lake Monsters Vice President Kyle Bostwick.  ‘The outpouring of support in both preparation and participation of this event, that showcases the sacrifices that these soldiers have made should make us all be proud to be a part of our community.’Monies for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team were raised through a two day event that was highlighted by an exhibition softball game featuring former Major League Pitchers Bill ‘Spaceman’Lee and Len Whitehouse, Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling, Silver Screen Actor and Vermont resident Luis Guzman, actor, producer, and writer Rusty ‘The Logger’ Dewees, country music star Jamie Lee Thurston, and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger. In addition substantial revenues for the event were raised through generous donations by The Pizzagalli Foundation, Jolley Associates, Farrell Distributing, Yankee Medical, Select Design, Lake Champlain Cruises, and REM Development.A ceremonial check presentation will occur today with WWAST manager David Van Sleet in attendance, July 29th, prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters home game against the Lowell Spinners at Centennial Field at 7:05PM.www.vermontlakemonsters.com(link is external) or www.woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org(link is external)last_img read more

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Judicial review plans prompt parliamentary alarm

first_imgA cross-party group of MPs and peers has reiterated its objection to a number of the government’s proposed reforms to curb the use of judicial review. In a report published today, the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights says the plans go too far in restricting access to court for people to hold the government to account for acting unlawfully.The committee expresses particular concern about the capping of costs, interveners’ costs and the power of the lord chancellor to redefine public interest proceedings.The reforms are set out in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is set for its report stage in the House of Lords next week.Dr Hywel Francis MP (pictured), chair of the committee, said the changes will make it more difficult for people to hold the government to account. ‘This is about upholding the rule of law, and we hope the House of Lords will amend the bill in ways we have recommended,’ he said. ‘This ought to stop the government from making it more difficult for it to be challenged in court.’The committee recommends amendments to part four of the bill – most notably removing plans to give the lord chancellor power to redefine ‘public interest’ proceedings.Other recommendations included taking away the statutory duty on courts to order an intervener to pay costs incurred by other parties except in ‘exceptional circumstances’.Members also propose restoring judicial discretion on costs and allowing courts to make a costs-capping order at any stage – not just in cases in which permission has been granted.The report adds: ‘The government’s argument that the taxpayer should not be expected to fund costs protection in unmeritorious cases has an attractive plausibility. ‘However, the practical problem with restricting cost-capping orders to cases in which permission has been granted is that meritorious public interest cases will not be brought because applicants cannot take the risk of exposure to pre-permission costs.’Lord chancellor Chris Grayling, appearing before the House of Lords constitution committee on Wednesday, said reforms of judicial review were ‘necessary, proportionate and dealing with an area that’s not working very well’.last_img read more

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Pogba’s Brother Finally Reveals What Happened Between Player & Jose Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho was to blame for the breakdown of his relationship with Paul Pogba, according to the midfielder’s brother.The Portuguese was sacked by Manchester United, after the club’s worst start to a season in 28 years.Fractures in his relationship with Pogba began to emerge in September, when the France World Cup winner was stripped of the vice-captaincy, before both men were filmed having an animated argument on the training ground.Now, Mathias Pogba, who plays for Tours in the French third division, has lifted the lid on the relationship behind the scenes, by claiming the former manager’s ego dominated the dressing room.“It was Mourinho who was the problem. Mourinho still wants to be the centre of attention. The problem was Mourinho, right down the line.“In the locker room, outside the locker room…everything, I know my brother, and you tell him, ‘Go. Go play ‘, the rest, he will do it.“From what we see of Mourinho, he always wants to be the maestro, the centre of attention.“(Paul) does not even calculate that aspect: you respect him, he will respect you, you trust him, he will produce big performances,” Mathias Pogba told RMC Sport.Pogba has scored four goals and laid on four assists, as United won all four of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first four Premier League games in charge.last_img read more

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