Girlfriend, father, ask for prayers for man who survived horrific semi crash into …

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol continued on Wednesday to investigate Saturday’s deadly accident that killed the driver of a semi when he slammed into a toll booth on I-70.

His passenger, Roman  Ilyaich, 25, had to be cut from the cab and was flown to the hospital.

The company that hired Sergiy Angelchev, 30, of Colorado, said it appears Angelchev fell asleep at the wheel.

According to the Lawrence-Journal World, Angelchev had apparently driven 955 miles in two days.  FOX 4′s Robert Townsend called Eastern Freight Solutions of Colorado and an employee said the company had no comment.

According to Roman’s girlfriend, Anna Zlotnikova, Roman and Sergiy left Aurora, Colo. on Monday, March 24, for a cross -country trip in the semi.

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On Saturday morning at about 3:00 a.m., the semi crashed into the toll booth near Tonganoxie.

Anna Zlotnikova, Roman's girlfriend. Roman was the passenger in a semi that slammed into a toll booth on I-70 on Saturday, March 29.

Anna Zlotnikova, Roman’s girlfriend. Roman was the passenger in a semi that slammed into a toll booth on I-70 on Saturday, March 29.

 

“He left me this weird voicemail at 1:00 a.m., saying that he was just kind of waking up, that he loves me,” said Anna.

She says he is the love of her life, and that the world needs him to recover.

 

In a news conference on Wednesday, Roman’s father wiped away tears and asked, through a translator, for prayers for his son.

Roman's father, Yukhay Ilyaich, at a news conference on Wednesday.“I just would like everybody who can, who can pray for him, for his recovery,” Yukhay Ilyaich said.

They remain at Roman’s bedside, hoping for his recovery at the University of Kansas Hospital.  He remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.

“He would do anything and everything for his loved ones, for his friends, even people he barely knew. He was truly amazing,” said Anna.

Earlier coverage: One killed when semi crashes into Kansas Turnpike tollbooth

 

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BUFFALO, New York — All but one federal lawsuit filed after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 that killed 50 people have now been settled.

Lawyers in the remaining case are due in federal court in Buffalo Wednesday morning. A status conference on all of the cases is scheduled a little later.

If the final case settles, there will be no need for the scheduled May 28 federal trial.

However, three cases remain pending in state court, and one or all of those could progress to trial.

The Newark, New Jersey-to-Buffalo flight stalled and crashed into a house in Clarence in a 2009 accident investigators blamed on pilot error. The passengers’ families are suing the airlines involved: Continental, along with Pinnacle Airlines and former subsidiary Colgan Air, the regional carrier that operated the flight.

Families SA defends not removing 4-year-old Chloe Valentine from her mother …

Child welfare authorities have defended not removing a four-year-old girl from her parent, who put her on a motorbike and let her crash repeatedly.

Chloe Valentine died in early 2012 and her mother Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne, 22, has been jailed for at least four years for manslaughter by criminal negligence.

Also jailed for more than four years by the South Australian Supreme Court for his role was the woman’s partner Benjamin Robert McPartland, 28.

Family members complained outside court about a failure by authorities to take the girl away from her mother.

The Office for Child Safety in Families SA says it received 22 notifications relating to Chloe Valentine, not 100 or more as indicated during the legal proceedings.

Executive David Waterford says the notifications dated back to 2007 when the girl was just a couple of weeks old.

“Mainly around neglect and inappropriate care and we investigated those matters and on a number of occasions we were unable to substantiate them,” he said.

Mr Waterford says the department must find a complaint or other contact reaches a threshold for it be handled further.

“We’ve got to find evidence to say that on the balance of probabilities that the information that was provided to us was correct,” he said.

“Based on the information that was before people at the time, they made the correct decisions. More information is now available.”

The department must take any concerns to a court if it wants a child to be put into guardianship, Mr Waterford says.

“For Families SA to remove a child from the care of their parent or parents we need to have evidence we can present to a court. We are unable to make those decisions by ourselves and at no point was there sufficient evidence for us to go before a court and say ‘This child should not be in the care of their parent and should be under the guardianship of the minister’,” he said.

Mr Waterford says there will be a formal investigation of the girl’s death and the coroner might choose to investigate it as well.

“Wherever there is the death of a child who Families SA has had some contact with, the Child Death and Serious Injury Committee, which is an independent body, will have a look at the circumstances and make a report to the minister,” he said.

Mr Waterford says the committee is comprised of paediatricians, police officers, lawyers and others.

Watch A $400000 Lamborghini Go Airborne And Crash In A Swanky London …

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For fans and drivers of ultra-expensive cars, London’s Knightsbridge area is the place to see and be seen.

So when a supercar crashes in the posh neighborhood, the cameras are immediately rolling.

For one unlucky Lamborghini owner, his moment of embarrassment, and the cause of his hefty repair bill, was caught on camera this week.

His matte black Aventador is seen slamming into a turning Mazda 2 supermini and a stationary BMW 3 Series. The Aventador’s right front tire climbed onto the Mazda’s fender, sending the Lambo airborne and into the helpless BMW. 

According to CNBC, the occupants in all of the vehicles involved emerged unscathed, albeit a bit shocked. The Lambo was later seen leaving on the back a tow truck with significant damage to its front end. 

Located in the heart of London, Knightsbridge, along with Mayfair and Belgravia, forms what is known as the Platinum Triangle. It is home to many of world’s wealthiest and a preferred place of residence for Europe’s billionaires.  

The Aventador made its debut in 2011 as Lamborghini’s flagship model and the successor to the company’s ultra-successful Murcielago. Powered by a 6.5-liter 700-HP V-12 driving a Haldex 4-wheel-drive system, the Aventador can reach 62 mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

The 2014 model starts at $397,500.

See the crash here:

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Another crash for Nick O’Leary

Wednesday update: I have confirmed through several sources that the dirt bike version of the story (see below) is mostly correct and that O’Leary is expected to miss the rest of spring football. I do not have confirmation on the exact injuries, other than that while they are enough to keep him out of spring ball, they are not serious or life threatening.

Original story from Tuesday

I’ve received several messages inquiring as to whether Florida State tight end Nick O’Leary had been in another motorcycle/scooter accident over the weekend. Ordinarily, I’d dismiss these offhand and not even address them, due to it being April Fool’s day. But the first three mentions regarding the matter came late Sunday and early Monday, and it hasn’t died down.

The rumor about which I’m being most consistently asked is that on Sunday, O’Leary, had to lay down his bike (one says it was a dirt bike and not a motorcycle or scooter) and lost a piece of his ear, and has bad enough road rash/burn on his back to keep him out for the rest of spring.

Let me stress that as of Tuesday afternoon, this is a rumor.

It very well could be connected to some sort of twisted April Fool’s thing, but the timing of the initial messages, combined with nobody being able to remember O’Leary at Monday’s scrimmage (see below) leads me to believe there could be more to the story.

A trusted source also believes there could be legs to this story.

I know someone who saw O’Leary on Saturday afternoon and at that point he certainly did not look to be injured.

But Tomahawk Nation’s Dustin Tackett, as well as Chris Nee and Tim Linafelt of Noles247.com do not recall him being at the scrimmage Monday during the open viewing portion (and also do not recall him being with the injured players off to the side at the scrimmage).

Fisher was not asked about O’Leary after the scrimmage, nor did he offer any statement about the senior tight end.

And O’Leary was also not at the Capitol Tuesday as the team was being honored by the Florida House of Representatives.

Fisher’s next availability will be Wednesday, and at that time he is sure to be asked about the situation then, unless the matter is cleared up sooner.

College football fans will recall that O’Leary, the grandson of golfer Jack Nicklaus, was in a horrific motorcycle crash nearly a year ago, which was captured by a camera on a city bus. Incredibly, O’Leary walked away from the crash with minimal injuries. The video is available below.

After that event, O’Leary swore off motorcycles and scooters.

“I’m done with them … At least until I’m done playing football,” he told the Palm Beach Post.

O’Leary is on pace to break nearly every tight end record at Florida State University. A three-year starter, he has amassed 973 career receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, with 557 and 7 coming in his junior year.

Accident In Des Plaines Sends 4 To Area Hospitals

Wolf Road Crash

Wolf Road Crash

Paramedics treat patients at scene of crash on Wolf Road at Jarvis in Des Plaines early Wednesday morning, April 2.



Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:02 am
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Updated: 10:30 am, Wed Apr 2, 2014.

Accident In Des Plaines Sends 4 To Area Hospitals

By TOM ROBB
Journal Topics Reporter

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A van and small sedan collided in the 2100 block of Wolf Road just before 8:30 a.m. this morning (Wednesday) shutting down traffic in both directions and sending several patients to area hospitals.


Firefighters and paramedics responding to the scene, and realizing how many passengers may have been injured, called for an ambulance box alarm which brought in additional paramedics from Des Plaines, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows and Schiller Park, Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax told reporters at the scene.

Four victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Wolf Road between Howard and Touhy was reopened by 9:10 a.m.

Wax said firefighters extricated one crash victim from a gray Chevy Malibu. He described it as a minor extrication using pry bars and other hand tools rather than removing pieces of the car with heavier equipment.

The Malibu sustained major front-end damage while a yellow Stanley Steamer van towed from the scene appeared to sustain minor damage.

Police officers at the scene referred questions from reporters to upper-level commanders.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:02 am.

Updated: 10:30 am.

4 injured in Des Plaines car crash

Scene of a car crash in Des Plaines

A scene of a car crash in Des Plaines.
(Des Plaines Fire Department, Handout / April 2, 2014)

Couple dies in 4-vehicle crash

Rockdale is hurting.
A couple who helped change the face of the city—with numerous developments and business ventures over the past four decades—died Saturday morning in a four-vehicle collision on US 79 east of town that also seriously injured two Milano residents.

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Couple dies in 4-vehicle crash

Rockdale is hurting.
A couple who helped change the face of the city—with numerous developments and business ventures over the past four decades—died Saturday morning in a four-vehicle collision on US 79 east of town that also seriously injured two Milano residents.

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Hit-and-run arrest in fatal Kissimmee crash

A motorist who admitted being the driver in a fatal Kissimmee hit-and-run crash was arrested today, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Gabrielle, Marie Saez-Castellano was charged with failure to stop and remain at a crash involving death, a first-degree felony, records show.

Saez-Castellano, 27, told FHP traffic homicide investigators she was responsible for the death Sunday of Rafael Cotto. She admitted striking the 65-year-old pedestrian on Monday after a tip led troopers to her severely damaged green 2003 Kia Spectra, records show.

“Its right rearview mirror was missing and it also had windshield damages which (were) consistent with a crash involving a pedestrian,” her arrest report stated. “She was read her Miranda rights and she admitted to driving (the car) at time of the crash. In addition, she dozed off and drifted off the roadway and struck a pole.”

The crash near the corner of Carroll Street and Orange Blossom was 2.5 miles from Saez-Castellano’s home in Kissimmee.

She was being booked this afternoon at the Osceola County Jail.

Hcurtis@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-5257.