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July 12th, 2019

Motorcyclist critically injured in crash in Mississauga – 680 News

July 12th, 2019

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life following a two-vehicle crash in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say a motorcycle was travelling northbound on Winston Churchill Boulevard and an SUV was in the southbound lane attempting to make a left hand turn onto Homelands Drive when the collision occurred just before 9 p.m.

The 24-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was transported to a trauma centre in critical condition.

Five occupants of the SUV were taken to a local hospital to be assessed but police say they suffered no serious injuries in the crash.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the crash or has dashcam footage to contact them.

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July 12th, 2019

Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision with SUV in Mississauga – CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News

July 12th, 2019

Joshua Freeman,
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 9:50PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 11:17PM EDT

One person has been rushed to a trauma centre after a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle collided in Mississauga.

It happened at around 8:45 p.m. at Homelands Drive and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

The motorcyclist was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, Peel Regional Police said.

Three people from the SUV were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Major Collision Bureau is expected to attend the scene.

Roads in the area have been shut down as police investigate.

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July 12th, 2019

Two dead, dozens ill from outbreak at Virginia retirement home – WDBJ7

July 12th, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Virginia health department officials say two people have died and 20 more have been hospitalized by a respiratory virus outbreak at a large retirement community.

The Fairfax County Health Department said Friday that 55 of the 263 residents at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia, have fallen ill during the outbreak. Over the past two weeks, the ill residents displayed symptoms such as coughs, fevers, and pneumonia.

Health department officials say they’ve quarantined sections of the building thought to contain the infection. Greenspring is not accepting new residents as the outbreak is investigated.

Health department spokesman Benjamin Schwartz said the two patients who died had been hospitalized with pneumonia but were “older individuals with complex medical problems.”

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Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria during beach trip with family, dies 48 hours later – New York Post

July 12th, 2019

A Florida woman has been warning people on Facebook about a flesh-eating bacteria that her father contracted while swimming — which took his life less than 48 hours later.

“Flesh Eating Bacteria sounds like an urban legend,” said Cheryl Bennett Wiygul, of Niceville, in a post Wednesday. “Let me assure you that it is not.”

Wiygul’s dad, Dave Bennett, had been visiting from Memphis last week and was in Destin — a popular Gulf of Mexico beach spot — with her and her mother.

The family had been enjoying a day of jet ski riding and “throwing the ball around in the water” at Rocky Bayou — an inlet connecting to Choctawhatchee Bay — when Bennett got infected.

“We had a blast,” remembered Wiygul, describing the week leading up to it.

“We were out in the bay on the boat near Crab Island, went to the beach in Destin twice, splashed around Turkey Creek, swam in Boggy Bayou, in our pool and then on Friday we spent the day at Rocky Bayou,” she said. “We left around 4:00 p.m. Daddy stayed up late Friday night and watched a movie. He was happy and talkative, seemed to feel fine as he did all week.”

On Saturday morning, Bennett woke up with “a fever, chills and some cramping.”

“My parents had planned to head back to Memphis that morning anyway and my mom wanted him to be near his doctors to have him checked out,” Wiygul said, noting how her dad “had cancer, therefore his immune system was compromised.”

“He’d been sick before and they knew his history,” she added, “so it seemed like the best thing to do.”

The family had been aware of recent problems with “naturally-occurring bacteria” in the waters around Destin, and had tried to come prepared.

“My parents were coming down to stay with me in Florida about a week after the post about a 12-year-old girl contracting bacteria that turned into necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) in Destin started circling around,” Wiygul explained. “I didn’t want to believe that. My family loves being in the water. Our county, Okaloosa County, posted an article titled ‘Rumor Control’ in response to the post which seemed to diffuse everyone’s fears. The girl had a cut on her leg so I felt like it reinforced to me not to go in with a cut. I researched a little. When my parents got in town I was fanatical about Neosporin and liquid bandaid. My Dad didn’t have any open wounds. He had a couple places that were practicality healed small scratches on his arms and legs that I made sure were super sealed up. My mom religiously sun-blocked him. We were taking precautions and we were good, so I thought.”

Destin beach
Despite Bennett’s family’s best efforts to keep him safe, he ultimately succumbed to bacteria in the popular beach town of Destin (pictured above).Getty

Bennett had “battled cancer for many years” and had “been in the water several times, so it didn’t seem like a risk” to go swimming, Wiygul said.

Less than forty-eight hours after their trip to Rocky Bayou, her father was dead.

“This is so raw and personal to me that I did not want to post about it, but if I can help one person, then it is worth it,” Wiygul said.

She recounted how doctors tried their best to save her dad, but there was ultimately nothing they can do.

“They got to the hospital in Memphis around 8 p.m. [Saturday],” Wiygul said, recalling how the medical staff “took him back immediately.”

“As they were helping him get changed into his hospital gown they saw this terribly swollen black spot on his back that was not there before. My mom sent me a picture of it and it felt like someone sucker punched me. I called and asked if it was actually black (because sometimes color is off in a photo) and she said it was black. I never saw a cut on his back and neither did she. We certainly hadn’t seen this spot. I told her to tell them he was in the water in Florida and it was necrotizing fasciitis. She told everyone that came in the room. One person told her the media had blown that out of proportion. Others said it was staph. They would not biopsy it. They did start him on IV antibiotics. The black spot had doubled in size. A new one was starting to pop up. His arms were becoming more blotchy by the minute and he was in a great deal of pain. Some of the nurses said they’d never seen anything like it. At 1 a.m. he became septic and they moved him into ICU. He coded shortly after and they had to bring him back. My dad had a lot of medical issues but heart was not one of them. They had to intubate him. He coded again. They said his organs were too damaged and his blood was too acidic to sustain life. He was gone by Sunday afternoon.”

Vibrio vulnificus
Flesh-eating bacteria like Vibrio vulnificus, pictured above, can be fatal.Getty

Lab results later confirmed that Bennett had contracted “Vibrio vulnificus, which manifests into necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) ultimately leading to sepsis,” according to Wiygul.

“Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria that is transmitted by eating undercooked shellfish or through an open wound,” she explained. “There were no bacteria warnings at any beach or park we went to. They do post advisories for high bacteria but there were none.”

Wiygul hopes that her dad’s death and other similar incidents will finally get officials to do something to warn people. A 77-year-old woman was infected just last month and also died after swimming in Florida waters.

“I would never have taken my Dad in the water if there was a bacteria advisory,” Wiygul said, “but it would have been because I didn’t want him to get a stomach virus not because I thought it would kill him.”

She added, “I knew you shouldn’t swim with an open wound but I didn’t realize he shouldn’t be in the water with his immune system. I feel like I should have known and that is something I will live with for the rest of my life. If I would have done more research I would have but I don’t think the general public realizes it either. I do believe if there was a simple sign posted about the risk of swimming with an open wound or an immune disorder, we wouldn’t have let him get in.”


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July 12th, 2019

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Collision in Mississauga –

July 12th, 2019

A vehicle collision has been reported in Mississauga this evening.

Police were called at 8:50 p.m. for a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV at Winston Churchill Boulevard and Homelands Drive.

The motorcyclist is being transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition, police say.

Roads in the area are currently closed.

Drivers are asked to take alternate routes.

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‘This is tough stuff’: U.S. VP acknowledges hardships at border detention centre – CBC News

July 12th, 2019

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots.

Some of the men said they were hungry and had been held there for 40 days or longer.

“Look, this is tough stuff,” Pence later acknowledged at a news conference.

“I knew we’d see a system that is overcrowded,” he said. “It’s overwhelmed and that’s why Congress has to act.”

Pence’s office said the tour was part of an effort to show the Trump administration is providing adequate care for migrants. But the scene the vice-president witnessed is sure to spark new criticism of the conditions facing migrants in U.S. government facilities. 

The caged migrants were being held in an area at the McAllen Border Patrol station. When detainees saw reporters arrive, many began shouting, saying they had been there for 40 days or more and they were hungry and wanted to brush their teeth. Agents guarding the cages were wearing face masks. The press pool covering the vice-president was removed within 90 seconds.

The conditions were described by a pool reporter from the Washington Post, who said the fenced cages were so crowded that it was impossible for all the men to lie on the concrete.

The scene resembled what an inspector general found in a scathing report delivered last week based on trips to Border Patrol facilities near the Rio Grande, including the station Pence visited. The report quoted a senior government manager as calling the situation a “ticking time bomb.”

Michael Banks, the agent in charge of the McAllen station Pence visited, said the men held there were allowed to brush their teeth once a day. He said they were given deodorant after showering, but conceded many of the men had not showered for 10 or 20 days. He also said the longest any man had been there was 32 days.

President Donald Trump said earlier Friday that he had dispatched Pence to the border to dispel reports of dire conditions at the migrant detention centres.

“They’re crowded because we have a lot of people, but they’re in good shape,” Trump said. He complained about “phony” reporting on conditions by the New York Times.

Earlier in his tour, Pence visited another detention facility with a series of large white tents where most of the detainees were lying on kindergarten-like mats with thin, tinfoil-like blankets. Many of the families there were to be released within 72 hours. Pence told reporters every family he spoke to there said they were being well cared for.

“And while we hear some Democrats in Washington, D.C., referring to U.S. Customs and Border facilities as ‘concentration camps,’ what we saw today was a facility that is providing care that every American would be proud of,” Pence said.

Watch: Furor over detention centres

Disturbing new images and details are emerging about the treatment of migrants detained at the southern U.S. border. The government’s own auditors called it a ‘ticking time bomb’ and the situation is shocking many Americans. 2:12

After visiting the second site, Pence had a more sober assessment. He stressed that he had called for more Department of Homeland Security spending because of the overcrowded situation, including a $4.6 billion US humanitarian aid package that Congress passed recently.

The Trump administration has also been under fire over conditions inside a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, where children were found in filthy conditions and keeping watch over younger kids amid the overcrowding. Five immigrant children have died since late last year after being detained by the government.

Central American families fleeing violence, poverty and drought have been coming to the U.S. in record numbers this year, peaking in May, when the Border Patrol made nearly 133,000 apprehensions. Facilities to detain adults and children quickly filled up, forcing many migrants to languish in unsuitable Border Patrol facilities much longer than the 72 hours normally required by law.

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