2 killed, 3 injured Southern California pursuit collision

first_imgHomeBad Behavior2 killed, 3 injured Southern California pursuit collision Aug. 31, 2019 at 5:45 amBad BehaviorCrimeNews2 killed, 3 injured Southern California pursuit collisionAssociated Press2 years agocollisionkillingLa Verne Police Departmentlos angeles countypursuitsouthern california Two people were killed and three others were critically injured when a car being pursued by police crashed into another car in eastern Los Angeles County.The La Verne Police Department says officers attempted to stop an Acura Integra for traffic violations at 8:50 p.m. Thursday but it sped on.After a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) pursuit, the Integra collided with a Toyota Corolla near an intersection.Police say both drivers were pronounced dead at a local hospital.Two passengers from the Integra and one passenger from the Corolla were also hospitalized and remained in critical condition as of  Friday morning.The collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s major accident team.Associated PressTags :collisionkillingLa Verne Police Departmentlos angeles countypursuitsouthern californiashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentComing to national park trails: electric bikesCrime Watch – Monday, September 02, 2019You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

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Guidance issued for community transport during virus pandemic

first_imgCTA issues document for members while the Senior Traffic Commissioner also chimes inThe Community Transport Association (CTA) has issued guidance to its members relating to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. All the material is available on CTA’s website. It says that while the latest government guidance is that only essential public transport trips should be undertaken, community transport organisations (CTOs) are advised to “use their judgment to decide whether services go ahead in light of this.” Simple stepsFor those CTOs that are changing their focus to providing support to self-isolating passengers, for example by the provision of shopping deliveries, CTA will shortly release guidance on those activities. CTA acknowledges that the government’s edict to work at home where possible will be difficult for many CTOs. To that end, it recommends that clear information and handwashing facilities are provided, along with a frequent cleaning regime. For vehicle cleaning, CTA recommends that CTOs consider whether they should increase the frequency or upgrade their existing provision. It notes that the use of too much water could lead to damp fabrics acting as a collection point for germs. The guidance for CTA members will be updated on a regular basis. Additionally, CTA wants to hear from any of its members if they see absences of staff or volunteers start to affect service provision, or if the closure of any traffic generators affect their ability to deliver on contractual obligations that may affect funding. Senior TC’s wordsSeparately, an emergency statutory document has been issued by Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt. It outlines how TCs will respond if there is exceptional demand to provide services through community transport arrangements, such as the transfer of patients. Mr Turfitt says that TCs may issue Section 19 or Section 22 permits for a period designed to cover the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak only based on a declaration from a person or officer of the corporate body to the effect that it satisfies those criteria for the grant of a permit or permits.last_img read more

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