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A 17-year-old girl, along with a driver were killed, while another is seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling hit a culvert and landed in a trench at Zeeland, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara on Monday.Dead are Michael “Aubrey” Ross of Skeldon, Corentyne Berbice; the driver of the car; and Jennifer Park of Lot 25 Manchester Village, Corentyne, Berbice.The injured woman has been identified as 24-year-old Judy Park, the sister of the now dead teen while another occupant of the car, Kevin Madray escaped unhurt. Judy Park is presently receiving medical attention at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital.Based on reports received, the motorcar in which the four were travelling, was heading to Berbice from Georgetown when the driver attempted to overtake a low-bed vehicle transporting machinery but was forced to retreat after a vehicle was approaching in the opposite direction.However, as the driver attempted to retrieve from overtaking, the motorcar collided with the right side of the lorry, causing it to flip several times, crashed into the culvert and ended up in the trench where it submerged.The injured Judy Park was pulled from the wreckage. Ross and Jennifer Park remained submerged but by the time they were pulled from the car, they had already died. The duo was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital. Guyana Times was told that the now dead teenager was accepted to the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and was accompanied by her sister to see her get settled into her new accommodations.The car after it was pulled from the trenchWhen contacted, Ernest Park, father of the dead teen told this publication that his daughters left home on Monday morning to travel to CPCE but upon arriving at the institution, they were told that admission was rescheduled to another date.“Jennifer was supposed to be admitted to CPCE this morning (Monday) but when she turned up with all her personal belongings, they told her that they were not taking in anyone today (Monday),” the father added.Having all her luggage there and thinking about the hassle of travelling back with them when they are ready, the teenager reportedly asked a staff if she can at least secure some of her belongs but was told she could not leave anything on campus and that she will have to take them with her and return.The aggrieved father noted that he last spoke with his daughters at about 12:10h when they informed him of what transpired. At the same time, they told him that the same car that took them to Georgetown will collect them and take them back home.He received the dreaded news at about 14:00h. He recalled that his injured daughter, Judy Park, telephoned and informed him of the accident. “She told me that they were coming home when the car crashed into a bridge and ended up in a trench… Judy told me that she and a guy made it out of the car before it went under the water… By the time assistance came, Jennifer and Michael were dead,” he recalled.He further stated that his daughter is a former student of President’s College and was eagerly waiting to start her teaching career.Ross on the other hand, Guyana Times understands is a well-known driver in the area.This publication also leant that one of his brothers holds a senior position in the Guyana Police Force. Investigations into the accident are continuing. (Bhisham Mohamed)
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying and locating a man who savagely beat a fellow customer at a Midway-area fast-food restaurant in violence apparently sparked by road rage.The assailant, seemingly angry with the other man for cutting him off while they were parking their cars outside the Arby’s in the 3700 block of Midway Drive about 7 p.m. Monday, got into a confrontation with him after they entered the business, according to San Diego police.During an ensuing argument, the enraged man punched the victim eight times in the head, sending him collapsing to the floor. The attacker then stomped on the other man’s head with his feet before leaving the eatery and driving off in a vehicle of unknown type.Medics took the victim to hospital, where he was treated for an orbital fracture, police said.A surveillance camera inside the restaurant captured images of the assailant, a muscular white man about 30 years old with close-cropped hair shaved off completely on the sides of his head. At the time of the assault, he was wearing black shorts, a long-sleeved black Nike-logo shirt and black tennis shoes with white soles.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter Police looking for suspect in assault at Midway-Area Arby’s
‘Traffic light’ food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria Explore further Audi´s Travolution device lets drivers know how fast to drive to coast through an upcoming green light. The company hopes the device will improve traffic flow for all drivers. Image credit: Audi. (PhysOrg.com) — If you drive down the same roads every day, you probably know the patterns of familiar stop lights – how long they take to turn green, or when the green arrow will appear. For light-conscious drivers or anyone looking to save some fuel, Audi is developing a new device that lets you know when upcoming stop lights will turn green, and even calculates how fast you should drive in order to coast through them. Citation: Hit all green lights with new Audi gadget (2008, October 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-green-audi-gadget.html The device, called Travolution, communicates with special transmitters fitted inside traffic lights up to 300 yards away. After calculating the car’s position, the in-car gadget determines how much time remains until a green light turns red, or red light becomes green. If you can safely make it through the intersection, the device displays the optimum speed on a screen in your car. In addition, if there’s no traffic nearby, the device can even make the light turn green for you. If many cars are equipped with the system, the Travolution could serve as a communications link between cars and the traffic light, causing the light to adjust its signal based on how many cars are approaching. The gadget works with any vehicle using Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology, although traffic lights must be equipped with the transmitters. The Travolution system, which was originally developed by the Technical University of Munich in conjunction with the traffic technology firm GEVAS, is intended to improve traffic flow and fuel economy, and reduce pollution. It could also help in meeting new European Union emissions standards.Kate Dixon of Audi UK said that if 10 percent of cars in a city were fitted with the technology, all drivers would notice an improvement in traffic flow, mainly in reduced start-and-stop driving. However, the device would not be very helpful in extremely dense, bumper-to-bumper traffic, since drivers don´t have as much control over their speeds.During two years of trials in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Audi equipped 46 traffic lights with the wireless transmitters. Tests showed that, in busy intersections, cars equipped with the device hardly ever had to stop on red. Audi plans to perform further tests, and did not know how much the Travolution would cost if it is ever commercialized.via: Ecogeek This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.