Officer Hurt in Collision

An officer in Farmington was injured after a collision while trying to pull over a motorcycle. The officer collided with an SUV that was turning into the street.

FARMINGTON — A Centerville police sergeant was injured when his vehicle collided with a Jeep Cherokee while pulling over a motorcycle in Farmington.

Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen said the Centerville officer was heading west on Park Lane at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday when he tried to pull over a motorcycle. He had entered the intersection at Park Lane, when a 74-year-old woman in the Jeep was making a left turn onto Interstate 15. The officer broadsided the Jeep.

Hansen said he does not know if the sergeant had the flashing lights on his car. Also, the driver of the motorcycle was not at the accident scene when Farmington police and emergency crews arrived.

The woman, who complained of pains in her left side, and the Centerville police officer were transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

The accident is still under investigation. Hansen said… continue reading

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Collapsed Wall Kills Construction Worker

In Queens, a construction worker was killed after a wall collapsed. Three others were injured in the accident.

Queens, NY—A construction accident at a Queens construction site killed one worker and injured three others, when a wall collapsed on Monday morning, January 10, 2011. The fatal construction accident occurred near Grand Ave. in Elmhurst around 9:30 a.m., as reported by the NY Daily News.

Gerardo Escalona, a worker at the construction site, said the workers were standing atop of scaffolding while they were stacking cinder blocks to construct a 20-foot high wall. As the workers were pouring cement to fill the wall, it gave way, collapsing onto the workers.

Responding emergency crews rushed one worker, identified as Huberto Sanchez, 27, of Corona, by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. Sanchez reportedly went into cardiac arrest during the collapse.

Three others were also rushed to Elmhurst where they are in stable condition.

Juan Campusano, 41, the concrete-pump operator at the site… continue reading

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Boy in New Mexico Boards Bus After Being Hit

A boy in New Mexico was hit by a school bus which he then boarded after. The boy suffered from leg and rib injuries.

Rio Rancho, NM– A Rio Rancho boy was hit by a school bus and then boarded it with leg and rib injuries on Wednesday afternoon, January 5, 2011. The automobile accident occurred at around 1:05 p.m. as the bus from Maggie Cordova Elementary School was traveling on Wexford Road near Tarpon Avenue, as reported by KRQE.

Rio Rancho Police Department reported that a 9-year-old boy ran in front of the school and was hit, but he still boarded the bus as it made a few more stops before emergency crews arrived.

Responding emergency crews rushed the boy via ambulance to University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment of rib and leg injuries.

A full investigation is underway. The Rio Rancho Public Schools is conducting its own investigation of the accident. The bus driver, who reportedly is a veteran, was placed on administrative… continue reading

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Small Plane Crash Injures Couple

A small plane in Ohio crashed in a field after experiencing engine problems. The husband and wife who were in the plane were injured from the crash.

Huron County, OH—A small plane experienced engine difficulties and crashed into a field outside of Willard Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 2010, injuring a husband and wife aboard the aircraft. According to information provided by WJW, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Huron Sheriff’s Office and the Willard Police, Fire and EMS departments are investigating the aviation accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was notified of a small plane crash that occurred around 5 p.m., between U.S. 224 and State Route 598.

Reports indicated 36-year-old Larry Coleman was piloting a fixed-wing 2009 Model CTLS plane when it began experiencing engine issues. While Coleman attempted to perform an emergency landing in a field near Willard, Ohio, the aircraft overturned when it hit the ground.

Larry Coleman and his wife Shannon, 38, suffered minor injuries in… continue reading

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