Freak accident claims 62-year-old man
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.