Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ga. student killed in school bus crash

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Chris Kelch said in a Tuesday statement that 15-year-old Rebecca Hall 
of Valdosta died after the crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 75 in Valdosta. Kelch said a semitrailer 
carrying a load of metal beams collided with the bus.
Lowndes County Schools said in a statement that the bus was traveling south on I-75 from Lowndes 
High School to Lowndes Middle School. The state patrol said more than a dozen students were taken to 
South Georgia Medical Center. Valdosta, in far south Georgia, is about 15 miles from the Florida line.

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What happens if an 18-wheeler hits you...

BINGHAMTON, NY - The mayor of a New York city is searching for the people who came to the rescue after a 10-car pileup.
Binghamton mayor Rich David posted dramatic dashcam on his Facebook page from the crash on Route 17 last week.
The video captures the first moments of the crash and the actions of bystanders rushing to help. They pulled a woman from a burning car.
The woman only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Miraculously, no one was killed.
David said he wants to find those who came to the rescue to recognize them for their heroic deeds.

Friday, August 5, 2016

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Police arrest father after twin girls die in hot car

6:46 a.m. Aug. 5 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Asa North is facing charges of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct

Two twin 15-month-old girls died in a car in Carrollton Thursday evening, police said.
Asa North, the girls’ father, is facing charges of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct in their deaths, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Asa North (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
When officers pulled up to Tillman Drive, people motioned for them to head toward the back of an apartment complex.
That’s where residents were holding two unresponsive girls — Ariel Roxanne North and Alaynah Maryanne North — in a pool, trying to revive them, the television station reported. Others held ice packs and hugged as the reality of the situation set in.
Paramedics rushed the twins to Tanner Medical Center, but they were pronounced dead.
Police took Asa North, 24, to the station for questioning and later arrested the man. The mother was in Atlanta all day checking on a family member who was in a car crash. She later arrived to the hospital in Carrollton. Police told Channel 2 she was “absolutely devastated.”
A friend of the family told Channel 2 she prays the deaths were accidental.
“There’s no reason for it,” Regina Cleveland told Channel 2. “I’m hoping he didn’t mean to do it because this is something he’s going to have to live with for the rest of his life.”
A Nissan SUV parked at the complex may have been where the girls overheated, Channel 2 reported.
An investigation is ongoing.


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