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

Parents named suspects in girl’s disappearance

first_img“They tried to get her to confess to having accidentally killed Madeleine by offering her a deal through her lawyer – `If you say you killed Madeleine by accident and then hid her and disposed of the body, then we can guarantee you a two-year jail sentence or even less,”‘ Gerry McCann’s sister, Philomena, told ITV news. A police spokesman, Olegario Sousa, confirmed that police had named a new suspect but would not say it was Kate McCann. He cited privacy laws in declining to comment further. He could not be reached later for comment on Gerry McCann. The couple professed their innocence Friday. The day’s developments marked a dramatic turn in a case that has riveted the world for months, ever since Kate McCann ran screaming from a hotel room saying her daughter had disappeared. The McCanns, both doctors from central England, said they were dining at the time in a hotel restaurant, but returned frequently to check on Madeleine and her twin 2-year-old siblings. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Most of the suspicion has focused on Madeleine’s mother, Kate, long praised for her strength in the ordeal. The girl’s aunt said police suggested Madeleine might have been killed accidentally and offered the mother a plea deal if she confessed. Kate McCann was questioned for more than four hours Friday in a second day of interrogation into the disappearance of Madeleine in Portugal. Her husband, Gerry McCann, followed her into the police station in the southern Portuguese town of Portim o for a separate round of questioning. Both were named suspects, their lawyer, Carlos Pinto Abreu told reporters. “They have not been charged, and the investigation continues,” he said without elaborating. Friends and relatives said the mother told them she was offered a deal if she confessed. By Paul Haven THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal – For four months, the world watched in horror and grim anticipation as police pursued the presumed abductor of wide-eyed British 4-year-old Madeleine McCann. Then, authorities dramatically turned the tables, naming the girl’s parents as suspects. Suddenly, a couple who had been the beneficiaries of so much sympathy and so many prayers – meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and getting support from celebrities like J.K. Rowling and David Beckham – found themselves in the cross hairs. last_img