Connect with us
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=12]

Top Story CP

Prince Philip, 97, recovering after car crash

Published

3 minute read

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband was recovering Friday at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled on a nearby highway in a collision with another vehicle.

Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work when the accident involving Prince Philip’s black Land Rover and a compact car unfolded in front of him. Warne said he helped free a baby from the second car, a Kia, before helping the prince out of his vehicle, which was lying on its side.

“I saw a car, a black (Land) Rover, come out from a side road and it rolled and ended up on the other side of the road,” Warne said. “I saw it careering, tumbling across the road and ending up on the other side.”

Warne found Philip trapped in the car, but persuaded him to move one leg at a time to get out. He then pulled him out of the Land Rover through the windscreen or sun roof. The prince was able to immediately stand and walk around.

“He was obviously shaken, and then he went and asked if everyone else was all right,” Warne said.

Police conducted breath tests on the drivers after the accident shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. Both tested negatively.

The driver of the Kia, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee while her passenger, a 45-year-old woman, suffered a broken wrist. Both were taken to the hospital and sent home. A 9-month old baby in the Kia was not injured.

The prince was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine, Buckingham Palace said.

“We are aware of the public interest in this case, however, as with any other investigation it would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision until an investigation is carried out,” Norfolk Constabulary said in a statement.

By coincidence, authorities in the area had planned to consider improving safety on the road, the A149. Norfolk County Council will discuss reducing the speed limit on the road from 60 mph to 50 mph and installing safety cameras.

Philip has largely retired from public life but is well known for his fierce independence and his love of cars. He has seemed to be in generally good health in recent months.

He and Elizabeth, 92, have been on an extended Christmas vacation at Sandringham, one of her favoured rural homes.

Danica Kirka, The Associated Press





Top Story CP

NHL pushes game back a day after 4 overtimes in playoff opener

Published on

TORONTO — The opening game of the Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes NHL playoff series was pushed back to Wednesday morning after the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets remained tied at 2-2 after four overtimes on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena.

The Bruins-Hurricanes game was originally to start at 8 p.m. ET. It will now start on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The Lightning-Blue Jackets game started at 3 p.m. and completed the fourth overtime around 8:45 p.m.

The Tampa-Columbus contest was the opening game of the first full playoff round.

The second NHL game of the day, between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars in Edmonton, started at 5:30 p.m., and finished well before the conclusion of Tampa-Columbus.

All post-season games in the NHL are being played in Toronto and Edmonton in front of no fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the first round, the league had put at least 4 1/2 hours between the start of games in each city to try to avoid postponements.

However, there will be only four hours between the start of Boston-Carolina and a New York Islanders-Washington Capitals game (3 p.m.) on Wednesday in Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 11, 2020.

 

The Canadian Press

Continue Reading

Top Story CP

Canada must move quickly to stand up for democracy in Hong Kong, activists say

Published on

OTTAWA — Activists say Canada must swiftly censure China’s ruling Communist Party over its crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong.

Cherie Wong, executive director of Alliance Canada Hong Kong, urged Ottawa to work with other countries to invoke sanctions against Chinese officials for human rights violations.

Wong warned MPs on the House of Commons special committee on Canada-China relations today there is “a short window to act” before Beijing completely shuts down freedom of movement in Hong Kong.

Canada has expressed deep concern about China’s recent passage of national security legislation for Hong Kong, which critics say is being used to curb protest and free speech.

Ottawa says the legislation was enacted in a secretive process, without the participation of Hong Kong’s legislature, judiciary or people, and in violation of international obligations.

Ottawa has suspended the Canada-Hong Kong extradition treaty and says it will not permit export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 11, 2020.

The Canadian Press

Continue Reading

august, 2020

fri07augAll Daymon17WALK TO BREATHE from Calgary to Edmonton(All Day)

thu27aug(aug 27)12:00 amsun30(aug 30)11:59 pmHUGE Garage Sale for Crime Prevention12:00 am - 11:59 pm (30) PIDHERNEY CURLING CENTRE, RED DEER, AB, 4725 43 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z3 Event Organized By: The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre

Trending

X