Monthly Archive: April 2017

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Kumar: No strike allowed

TRANSPORT Minister Parveen Kumar has warned sugarcane lorry operators against taking strike action because any such move would be in breach of a memorandum of understanding signed in Lautoka on Friday.
Speaking at a press conference after the MOU signi…

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Three injured as Scorpio rams into truck

The accident caused substantial damages to the two vehicles.

Mumbai: Three persons sustained serious injuries when a speeding Scorpio SUV, which was being driven in the wrong lane by its driver, rammed head-on into a truck near Nanamal Mehta Flyover early on Sunday.

The Scorpio’s driver, trader Parag Shirke (31) and 10 of his friends, all residents of Bhandup, were on way to Marine Drive seafront to celebrate the birthday of one the occupants when the incident occurred.

The police, which found sealed bottles of alcohol in the Scorpio, has sent Shirke’s blood for analysis to verify if he was driving in an inebriated state.   

The accident caused substantial damages to the two vehicles. The truck’s driver Mujnik Khan (25), who was on his way from Dongri to Thane for an assignment, suffered a fracture in one of his legs.

Shirke suffered a fracture in one of his hands while his friend Ashish Sawant (32) sustained head injuries. Khan, Shirke and Sawant are being treated in the civic-run Sion Hospital.

The police has booked Shirke under sections pertaining to rash driving. A senior official said the injured were immediately rushed to Sion Hospital after the accident.

According to a senior police officer of Matunga police station, the Scorpio collided with the truck while it was being driven on a wrong side. The Scorpio was occupied by its driver Shirke, Sawant, Ajay Jadhav (26), Ketan Rasam (23), Vijay Jadhav (29), Prathamesh Kadam (23), Ritik Kamlekar (17), Mangesh Sawant (37), Siddhesh Kadam (21), Megan Parep (25) and Harshat Jadhav (26). When Shirke saw the truck approaching them, instead of slowing down the vehicle, he allegedly sped up the car and collided with the truck, sources said.

N. Ambika, deputy commissioner of police, zone 4, said, “An offence is registered against the car driver and he has been booked for rash driving and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The blood samples have been sent for analysis and we are awaiting the results to probe the case with the alcohol angle”.

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Truck which killed six people in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy is hidden in a secret storage unit out of respect for …

STASHED IN SECRET

Council chiefs have stashed away the wrecked vehicle while they decide what to do with it following the 2014 carnage

THE bin lorry which killed six people in a runaway truck horror is hidden in a secret storage unit, we can reveal.

Glasgow council chiefs have stashed away the wrecked vehicle while they decide what to do with it.

Runaway truck after it ended its trail of destruction

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Runaway truck after it ended its trail of destruction

Sources revealed they hope to buy the leased 26-ton truck outright and scrap it out of respect for victims’ families[1].

An insider said: “The lorry is suitable for repair. But the council think it shouldn’t go back on the road as it would be insensitive and disrespectful.

“It is considering buying the vehicle outright and scrapping it.”

Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of the truck before it mowed down shoppers and hit a hotel in Glasgow in December 2014.

Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of bin lorry

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Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of bin lorry

Erin McQuade, 18, her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all from Dumbarton, died in the crash along with Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, of Edinburgh.

Clarke, 58, was not prosecuted[2].

But a fatal accident probe heard he lied to bosses about his history of blackouts.

The six tragic victims of the bin lorry crash

The six tragic victims of the bin lorry crash

A council spokesman said: “We feel it is inappropriate to put the lorry back on the road.”

MURRAY MINTED

Former Rangers owner David Murray back on Scotland’s rich list with £150million fortune

EX WON’T COUGH UP

Fernando Ricksen blasts ex-wife for not paying him £370k after she lost bitter cash battle

TV ROLE BASED ON FERGIE

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar reveals character is based legendary footie boss Sir Alex Ferguson

RAMSAY’S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

Is Gordon Ramsay the most brutal troll on Twitter? Here’s his best dinner snap put-downs

GUN ATTACKS

Here’s what we know about Glasgow’s spate of gangland shootings over the last 18 months, where they happened and who was targeted

GERS FAN NICKED

Rangers fan arrested over alleged monkey gesture during Old Firm clash with Celtic

OLD FIRM BRAWL

Watch rival Celtic and Rangers fans clash in brutal mass-fight in middle of town centre street just yards from police station

KNIFE GANG HUNTED

Teenager rushed to hospital after armed gang stab and batter him during early morning street attack

Dressed To Kilt

Thousands of tartan-clad walkers descend upon Glasgow for annual Kiltwalk

WELL PLAID

Former X Factor star Sam Callahan joins Outlander’s Scott Kyle to kick off this year’s Kiltwalk

‘FOOD WAS FINE’

A decent wee lunch from The Bistro in Fort William, says Tam Cowan Scoff’s The Ball

RAPE TRIAL FAMILY FURY

Husband of woman allegedly raped by illegal immigrant vows to get him deported from UK

douglas.walker @the-sun.co.uk

References

  1. ^ victims’ families (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ was not prosecuted (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)