11-03-2019 | 3:22 PM | PINEVILLE,NC— On Sunday November 3, 2019 at 3:22 p.m., Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) & Pineville Fire Department responded to an equestrian accident at 12300 Downs Road in Pineville, North Carolina. A 911 call reported a person was riding a horse at My Farm Camps Experience when they knocked off the horse.
Sources say after the fall, the victim was then reportedly knocked unconscious after being kicked by the animal. The accident happened in a remote trail on the property. Due to the rough terrain on the trail and distance to the victim paramedics and firefighters were unable to access the incident with emergency vehicles.
Firefighters had to use a heavy duty “Stokes” Rescue basket to extract the victim. Firefighters had to carry the victim from the trail to the main horse farm property. Paramedics transported the injured victim to Atrium Health CMC Trauma Center with what are being considered non-life threatening injuries.
According to My Farm Camps Experience website the 21 acre property is home to birthday parties, summer camps, and Horseback and Trail Riding Lessons for adults and kids.
10-20-2019 | 5:03 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Four shootings in a 48 hour period, two of them deadly, have brought Charlotte’s Homicide rate for 2019 to 88. Data shows that this year has been the deadliest year since 1995. Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Central Division Officers responded to a call for a shooting at 5:03 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019, when officers located a male with a gunshot wound outside of the Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that a verbal altercation between the victim and a group of patrons inside the restaurant occurred prior to the shooting. CMPD confirms the altercation spilled out into the parking lot where shots were fired. Ronnie Lamont Franklin, 33, was fatally shot in the parking lot. The suspects fled in a newer model Nissan Rogue on West Boulevard towards Interstate 77 away from the Charlotte. Following the shooting, an all too familiar site unfolded as crime tape covered the restaurant parking lot.
Crime Scene technicians were photographing an area where the victim was pronounced dead by Mecklenburg County EMS paramedics. Detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are interviewing witness and reviewing surveillance video from inside the fast-food establishment. “There’s not a number we’re okay with, less is always better. Unless we have a year where there is zero homicides, we’re not going to be satisfied with our work,” said CMPD Maj. Ryan Butler.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this most recent homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
10-17-2019 | 12:00 AM | LONG ISLAND,NY— A major coastal storm slammed the Long Island coast late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The storm also known as a “Bomb Cyclone” caused major damage across the entire coastal New York peninsula. A building in Amityvllle, New York on County Line Road was no match for the power winds.
The building at 235 County Line Road which was scheduled for demolition crumbled to the street below after winds of over 60 miles per hour hammered the area. Amityville Police Department confirmed the collapse at the building also took down utility poles and scattered bricks and debris across the road.
This monster storm caused thousands of residents to lose power as tress came down on power lines. Suffolk County Police responded to over a dozen calls for downed trees and wires including an incident on Baylis Avenue in Melville. Two trees came down making Baylis Avenue completely impassable for motorists.
10-17-2019 | 2:50 AM | OLD BETHPAGE,NY— In the early morning hours of Thursday October 17, 2019 while firefighters across Long Island were swamped handling storm related calls, Plainview Fire Departnent was alerted to a reported commercial truck fire. 911 callers reported the fire to be in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts at 726 Old Bethpage Road.
Firefighters faced intense heat and flames as well as explosions while trying to contain this blaze. The flames got high enough to catch nearby trees on fire.
08-22-2019 | 6:30 PM | LANCASTER,SC — On Thursday August 22, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., multiple emergency responders from multiple agencies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a UPS Truck in Lancaster South Carolina. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Charlotte Highway (State Highway 521) just north of Nursery Road.
Firefighters from Lancaster County Fire Rescue & Shiloh Zion FD – Lancaster Station 17 Volunteer Fire Department arrived be discover a single UPS truck that sustained significant front end damage following the crash. The driver was trapped within the vehicle. Additional resources including a heavy rescue truck from Lancaster County Fire Rescue was requested.
Firefighters reportedly extricated the driver from the vehicle when they arrived on scene. A request for a medical helicopter was sent to two different agencies but, was both choppers were unable to fly to to bad weather. Northbound traffic was brought to a standstill so firefighters and EMS workers could safely operate at the scene. The sole UPS driver was transported by Lancaster County EMS to Atrium CMC Trauma Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The extent of the injuries are unknown. A fellow UPS worker at the scene said the driver had reportedly suffered a head injury but was conscious when firefighters arrived. Part of the front of the truck cab was smashed inward.
South Carolina State Highway Patrol reopened northbound lanes about a hour after the accident.