October 16, 2017

** Charges laid in Ontario ambulance crash

** US Army combat medic wins gold at Rio Paralympic Games

CANADA NEWS

** Charges have now been laid in a September 6th ambulance crash in New Tecumseh, Ontario. That is the word from The Barrie Examiner (September 14) which said a 28-year-old Everett woman, who has not been named, has been tagged with careless driving and failing to yield to oncoming traffic. According to the newspaper, the woman hit the ambulance around 7:55 a.m. while passing a school bus that had pulled over to yield the right of way to the lit up EMS rig. Following the collision, the two paramedics, their patient, and the car driver were transported to hospital. They were treated and released the same day.

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A US Army combat medic, who suffered severe hip injuries while serving in Iraq, has won a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Military.com (James Barber/September 12) said Elizabeth Marks took the cudos for triumphing in the womens’ SB7 100 metre breast stroke Saturday. According to the newspaper, Marks’ victory comes just months after a similar success at the Orlando, Florida Invictus Games earlier this year. In that instance, Marks asked England’s Prince Harry to present her medal to the Papworth Hospital where she recovered from a coma in 2014. In July, Marks was also given the Pat Tillman Award.

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