An MP is calling for safety measures along a road where rapper Cadet was killed on his way to a gig. The 28-year-old grime artist, who real name was Blaine Johnson, was a passenger in a taxi which crashed at Wrinehill, near Betley, earlier this month. He had been en route to Keele University where he was due to perform. Now MP Paul Farrelly - whose Newcastle constituency covers the village - has raised concerns about the 'notorious' stretch of the A531 Main Road. He has written to both Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire's police, fire and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis. Mr Farrelly said motorists routinely ignore the 30 mph speed limit in Main Road, which they use as a ‘rat-run’ on their way to the M6 motorway. “In recent years, the road has acquired a notorious reputation because of the number of accidents that have occurred," he added. "Residents routinely report the demolition of garden walls and fences, but there have been also been more serious … [Read more...] about Call for speed cameras on road where rapper Cadet was killed
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Michael B. Sauter and Charles Stockdale 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:53 PM EST Jan 8, 2019 In 2017, there were 5,147 accidental deaths in the American workplace, slightly down from the previous year's 5,190 deaths, but still close to the highest annual total in a decade. One cause for the high totals is the rising toll of drug overdoses experienced by workers on the job. Drug overdose deaths on the job have increased by at least 25 percent in each of the last five years. The figures come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual National Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries report. The report shows that certain occupations carry a much higher risk of dying on the job than others. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Ken Kolosh, manager of statistics at the National Safety Council, said the occupations with the highest fatality rates tend to have one of three things in common: they involve working from dangerous heights where a fall would be … [Read more...] about Most dangerous jobs in the US: Where fatal injuries happen most often
A YOUTH who mowed down a pedestrian in a horrific, hit-and-run incident has been sent into custody. During a trial last month, Reading Crown Court heard Aaron Vass had been showing off by speeding repeatedly around the Broadway in Thatcham, with music blaring from his Vauxhall Corsa, before smashing into his victim, 20-year-old pedestrian Cameron ‘Cammy’ O’Sullivan. CCTV footage showed Vass’ car hurtling half the length of the Broadway towards stationary pedestrians, who were clearly visible in the middle of the road. Instead of braking, the car veered directly towards them, striking Mr O’Sullivan and catapulting him into the air. Eighteen-year-old Vass, who lives at Northfield Road, Thatcham, denied causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the Broadway on October 31 last year. Jurors took two hours and eight minutes to unanimously convict him of the offence. Vass also has a previous conviction for possessing a prohibited weapon, namely a stun … [Read more...] about Hit-and-run driver gets custodial sentence
Produced by Alvin Patrick and Sarah Prior In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010, Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player, was shot dead by Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer Aaron Hess. That event triggered a seven-year journey for DJ's family as they searched for answers. "We're not anti-police," Danroy Henry, Sr., DJ's father, tells CBS News special correspondent James Brown. "We're just trying to understand what the facts tell us. Was it a justified shooting or was it not justified? Because if it wasn't – it was murder." "People believed fervently that they knew what happened," says Brian Sokoloff, who represents Hess. "And whenever you hear of a case like this, you can't believe first impressions." DJ was out celebrating with his teammates at a bar after a homecoming game when other patrons got into a fight. Police say that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of the bar and when he was asked to move, he allegedly sped towards Officer Hess, propelling … [Read more...] about Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?
A bus driver who knocked over a teenager after failing to slow down as a group of children ran across the road has walked free from court. Carol Hadwin was behind the wheel of a Stagecoach bus on Newcastle's West Road when the youngsters decided to dash across despite the red man showing. A court heard Hadwin, 58, sounded her horn but did not brake at the pelican crossing, which was showing a green light for traffic. When a 15-year-old girl decided to follow her friends and make a last minute attempt to cross the road, she was hit by the bus, flung into railings and suffered a broken pelvis. Hadwin had been accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving but prosecutors accepted her guilty plea to the lesser charge of dangerous driving and now she has been sentenced to a community order. Newcastle Crown Court heard Hadwin has been devastated by the accident and is haunted by what happened. Prosecutor Mark Giuliani said the girl's family had been consulted about the decision to … [Read more...] about Bus driver who knocked over teenage girl is spared jail