Freak ac­ci­dent claims 62-year-old man

The Compass - - OPINION -

A 62-year-old man was pro­nounced dead at the scene of a freak ac­ci­dent in South River Wed­nes­day, Aug. 8.

When Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP mem­bers ar­rived at the scene of the ac­ci­dent around 3:10 p.m. they found the man un­der­neath his pick-up truck.

Sgt. Marc Coulombe said the man was work­ing on his ve­hi­cle when the truck rolled off its ramps pin­ning him be­tween the garage floor and the un­der­car­riage of the ve­hi­cle.

The Bay De Grave and Bay Roberts vol­un­teer fire de­part­ments lifted the ve­hi­cle off the vic­tim, “but all at­tempts to re­sus­ci­tate him were un­suc­cess­ful.”

The prov­ince’s med­i­cal ex­am­iner was sched­uled to ex­am­ine the de­ceased Thurs­day morn­ing, Aug. 9.

Point­ing out that, “foul play is not sus­pected,” the RCMP spokesman said, “the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. The name of the de­ceased) is not be­ing re­leased at this time pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of next of kin.”

An­other freak ac­ci­dent

Mean­while, two chil­dren, aged two and four were treated for mi­nor in­juries and re­leased from hospi­tal af­ter a freak ac­ci­dent in Har­bour Grace Wed­nes­day.

The chil­dren were play­ing in the front seat of the fam­ily ve­hi­cle when they ac­ci­den­tally knocked it out of gear, caus­ing it to roll down a hill through an in­ter­sec­tion and strike two other ve­hi­cles be­fore com­ing to a stop.

RCMP say the chil­dren “were be­ing watched by their fa­ther.

The ve­hi­cles re­ceived ex­ten­sive dam­age.

Po­lice seize money, drugs

A 23-year-old male res­i­dent of Car­bon­ear was ar­rested Wed­nes­day af­ter po­lice searched a res­i­dence in that Con­cep­tion Bay North town and seized a quan­tity of cash, marijuana, co­caine and ec­stasy tablets.

Const. John Hedges of the RCMP’s Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion said the ac­cused was at­tempt­ing to dis­card ev­i­dence at the scene at the time of his ar­rest.

The de­fen­dant was re­leased from cus­tody to ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court in Oc­to­ber to an­swer the charges.

bbow­man@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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