Man Killed in Slipway Accident

first_imgA man believed to be in his 30s was killed on Saturday at the Slipway-Johnson Street intersection when a speeding vehicle skidded off the road and knocked him off the sidewalk.According to an eyewitness, the man was hit by a black 4 door KIA, marked PC-7941 which reportedly developed brake failure causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The incident occurred around ‘Dis and Dat’ Beauty Saloon between 9 or 10 am.The victim, according to another eyewitness, was seen walking from the Gabriel Tucker Bridge towards Johnson and Broad Streets when he met his fate.Many onlookers observed that the victim was breathing after the accident but there was no emergency assistance and no ambulance arrived on the scene from any of the clinics and hospitals in the city.According to another report the driver was stopped by a police officer for a violation that could not be confirmed. The driver, whose identity is still unknown, told the lady police officer that his car’s brake had failed and was not driveable downhill, said the eye witness.‘’The police officer then got in the car and compelled the driver to drive. When the driver got the vehicle in motion, he could not even slow down or stop when he tried to,” the eyewitness said.The police on the scene and later at the nearby Depot declined to speak to the press on the grounds that their investigation was not concluded but confirmed that the driver was in police custody. Up to press time last night the identities of both the driver and the deceased are still unknown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitness

first_imgThe 30-year-old trained on Wednesday morning ahead of the return leg on Thursday, where the Gunners will be looking to overturn a 1-0 loss in Belarus.Emery has faced questions on an almost-weekly basis about the former Germany international after taking the decision to drop him from the team on several occasions.Ozil’s performances have tailed off in recent times, with ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioning whether his new, club-record contract had left the player in the ‘comfort zone’.“First, mostly, the key is in his hand,” Emery replied when Wenger’s opinion was put to him.“And he is working very well this week. I ask him in our conversations to be consistent.”Emery however did say the player has to train more consistently if he is to be selected in the future.“When you can train with regularity, consistency, you can help us after in the games.“Now I think this week is good for all the players because we are in an important moment for the season.“He needs to be consistent, be available for training, for the matches. Without the injuries, without being sick. Like that, I think we can see the best Mesut with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitnessLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told midfielder Mesut Ozil he needs to shake off his minor injuries and illnesses to earn a regular place in the side.Ozil missed last week’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg defeat to BATE Borisov as he was still feeling the effects of a sickness bug, with Emery opting to leave Arsenal’s highest-paid player at home.last_img read more