News Of The Day – Explosion Charges, Body Identified, Traffic Enforcement

Wednesday April 13th, 2011

Posted at 5:45pm

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Drug Explosion, Charges

Last week we reported on a fire in the 3200 block of Conservation Drive, which later turned out to be caused by an explosion. After Fire officials ruled out a natural gas leak as the cause of the explosion, Windsor Police’s Drugs and Guns Unit executed a search warrant at the home and discovered 1900 grams of marijuana and 12 grams of cannabis resin which totaled to a value of $10,000 or more. Five residents of the home are facing drug charges including “Unlawful Production of a Controlled Substance”, “Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking” and “Possession of a Controlled Substance”.

Body Identified

Windsor Police have identified the body that was pulled from the Detroit river yesterday. It is of 42 year old Margaret Daraskovich of Windsor, who was reported missing from Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital on December 23rd 2010.

Child Struck

At approximately 8:10 a.m. Lakeshore OPP responded to the 2100 block of Big Creek Road, south of Lighthouse Cove in Lakeshore. Officers received information of a child that had been stuck by a vehicle. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 9-year-old male was sitting in the driver’s seat the family van when he put the vehicle into reverse. The van subsequently struck a 6-year-old female. The female was transported by ambulance to Chatham General Hospital. The female is presently being transported by regular ambulance to the London Health Sciences University Campus Hospital with serious injuries.

Spring Seatbelt Campaign

On Wednesday April 13th 2011 until April 23rd, 2011 The Ministry of Transportation is running their annual Spring Seatbelt Campaign. Statistics show that seatbelt usage has increased from 17.2% in 1996 to 96% since its inception. It is estimated since 1976 seatbelts have saved over 8000 lives. Every eight hours someone in Ontario is killed or transported to hospital from not wearing their seatbelt in an accident. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury related deaths amongst children and youths. 66% of children between 4-8years old are secured by a seatbelt. This means only 34% of these children are secured properly in their car seat or booster seat. When used correctly car seats reduce death by 71% for infants under one year old and 54% for children one to four years old.

The Weather

Temperatures remain high at 64 Fahrenheit or 18 Celsius today. Tomorrow we’re expecting cooler temperatures with sunny skies and a high of 52 Fahrenheit or 11 Celsius. On Friday, clouds move in with a high of 50 Fahrenheit or 10 Celsius.

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