E-scooters help Australia’s net-zero goals, but medics warn about long-term injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, severe dislocations, and broken bones are some of the injuries Graeme Maw has seen come through the Townsville University Hospital from electric scooter (e-scooter) accidents. Key points: A Townsville Hospital emergency physician says around one person a day presents to the hospital with injuries Data shows that 70 percent of patients with … Read more

Site of fatal Walhalla road accident set for safety upgrades

The site of a fatal car accident in Victoria’s east, where a 4WD carrying four teenagers plunged over a cliff, is set to be widened and have safety barriers installed. Key points: Two cars within a fortnight went off the road outside Walhalla, resulting in the death of one person It came five years after … Read more

Anne Heche Is “Not Expected To Survive” Tragic Car Accident

THEnne Heche’s friends and family have provided an update on her condition, sharing that the Men in Trees star is “not expected to survive” her tragic car accident after suffering “a severe anoxic brain injury” and falling into a coma. In a statement to deadlineHeche’s family and friends thanked the “dedicated staff and wonderful nurses … Read more

Nine-year-old girl hit by car while walking to school on the Gold Coast

A nine-year-old girl is in hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school on the Gold Coast today. Key points: A nine-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle about 8:20am in Pimpama Paramedics say she suffered a significant head injury She was taken to hospital in a stable condition She suffered head … Read more

Adelaide man, 47, dies from cardiac arrest after waiting 40 minutes for ambulance to arrive

A 47-year-old man has died while waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance in Adelaide. Key points: A man called triple zero while suffering chest pain, but the ambulance arrived half an hour later He died from cardiac arrest The SA Premier has described the death as ‘tragic’ The man, who was suffering chest … Read more

Mexican president visits mine where 10 workers trapped

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited a disaster-hit coal mining region on Sunday to see firsthand a major operation to try to rescue 10 trapped workers. Relatives of the missing were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is running out to save them. … Read more

Mexican president heads to mine disaster zone

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would visit a disaster-hit coal mining region on Sunday to see firsthand a major operation to try to rescue 10 workers. Relatives of those trapped were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is running out … Read more

‘Decisive day’ for trapped Mexican miners

A major operation to rescue 10 trapped Mexican coal miners was approaching a crucial moment on Saturday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, raising the hopes of desperate relatives. “Today is a decisive day because, according to the experts, we’ll know if it’s possible for the divers to enter safely,” he tweeted. Five workers managed … Read more

Tragedy and hope for Mathew Brockhurst, a paraplegic cattleman

They got the job done far earlier than they expected, and one could even say their 4am wake-up may have been a little too keen. But there is never an end to the list of jobs “station life” gives you when you first walk through the door, so 4am was probably still a good call. … Read more

East Gippsland paraglider pilot survives 30-metre crash-landing after engine cuts out mid-flight

A 72-year-old East Gippsland man has survived a 30-metre crash-landing after his paraglider’s engine failed. Key points: A man flying a paraglider has survived after it dropped more than 30 meters The 72-year-old from Eagle Point landed without injury in the water of Lake King Early investigations suggest the paraglider’s engine failed. The Australian Transport … Read more