Trojans ready to tangle with the Cougars

first_imgUSC will attempt to bounce back from a tough loss for the third time this season on Saturday afternoon, when the team is set to face the high-flying Washington State Cougars in Pullman, Washington. The Trojans (5-3, 4-2 Pac-12) fell to No. 18 Utah in devastating fashion last week, while the Cougars (2-6, 1-4) have lost three straight games since a one-point win over the Utes on Sept. 27. Though Washington State must win out to match its six-win 2013 output, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has been impressed with what he has seen of the Cougars’ unique offense.Under pressure · Sophomore linebacker Su’a Cravens and the USC defense will try to put pressure on Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday. Cravens has picked up 11.5 tackles for loss this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan “Their passing game is their running game — it’s both,” Sarkisian said. “It’s all about the numbing repetition of the same plays over and over again, and their quarterback’s comfort with those plays and his receivers. They’re a talented group and it’ll be a great challenge for us.”Washington State’s offensive success begins and ends with quarterback Connor Halliday, one of the most prolific passers in college football history. Halliday, who set an NCAA record with 734 passing yards in a single game earlier this month, leads the nation by a wide margin with 3,833 yards through eight games. The redshirt senior’s 32 touchdowns are also tops in the country. USC sophomore linebacker Su’a Cravens addressed the challenge that Halliday presents.“Their quarterback throws the ball a lot,” Cravens said. “We’re gonna get pressure on him, I’m confident in our D-line. You grow up [and] do your job, that’s all you have to do. We’re real confident in our abilities and we feel confident that we match up well with these guys.”Though Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle leads the Pac-12 with 926 receiving yards, Halliday has managed to spread the wealth to a variety of targets thus far. Including Mayle, seven Cougars have more than 20 receptions. Even more impressively, Mayle and fellow wideouts River Cracraft, Isiah Myers and Dom Williams all have over 500 receiving yards. Limiting this talented group will be a difficult task, a fact that USC senior safety Gerald Bowman and the rest of the Trojans’ secondary has recognized.“We have to make sure we’re tight in coverage and be tight on the ball,” Bowman said. “They do a pretty good job of spreading it out, so we gotta execute on the ball when its thrown. Obviously we don’t want to get beat deep.”Through all their offensive brilliance, the Cougars have been less than spectacular on the other side of the ball. The team is tied for 94th in the country in total defense, allowing 444.6 yards per game. Head coach Mike Leach’s squad has given up over 30 points five times this season, including in each of its last three games. Continuing to expose this weak unit will be crucial for Sarkisian and USC.“They have a very aggressive front,” Sarkisian said. “They’re good at trying to get after the quarterback and stop the run. They play a lot of plays; when you have an offense that throws the ball 75-80 times a game the clock stops. That means the defense is on the field a lot. So hopefully we can take advantage of some of those things.”The injury bug bit the Trojans hard against Utah, with redshirt sophomore left tackle Chad Wheeler falling to a torn ACL and senior linebacker J.R. Tavai suffering a sprained knee. Wheeler will miss the remainder of the season while Tavai should be out for the next two games.Freshman Toa Lobendahn will slide over from guard to tackle to take over for Wheeler, opening up a spot for freshman Damien Mama. Redshirt sophomore Scott Felix will start in place of Tavai, a move that Sarkisian feels could benefit the team against Washington State’s prolific aerial attack.“[Felix] is a little more athletic, but he’s not as big or as physical as J.R. [Tavai],” Sarkisian said. “Scott’s [Felix] a little better when we ask him to drop in coverage. It’s all about just continuing to fight for consistency with him. He’s going to make good plays because he’s a really good player.”USC leads the all-time series 58-9 with four ties. Last season, the Cougars picked up their first road win against the Trojans since 2000, prevailing in an ugly 10-7 slugfest. Sarkisian is confident that this year’s contest will be different.“We’ve got an extremely resilient group,” the first-year coach said. “We’ve got great leaders. It’s really a great group of guys.”The game kicks off from Martin Stadium this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and can be seen on the Pac-12 networks.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Eaves talks end of regular season, upcoming Big Ten tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team wrapped up their regular season this past weekend against the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a series split. The Badgers took Friday’s match 4-3, but dropped Saturday’s game by a final of 4-1.Now, Wisconsin (8-18-8, 3-13-4) will travel to St. Paul, Minn. for the Big Ten Hockey Tournament as the No. 6 seed where they play their quarterfinals match against the third-seeded Penn State Nittany Lions.In his weekly press conference Monday, head coach Mike Eaves talked about his hopes of carrying the quality of play from this past weekend into the Big Ten Tournament.“We played some pretty good hockey,” Eaves said. “We’re doing good things and that helps us now as we move forward.”The Badgers and Penn State (20-12-4, 10-9-1) will play each other for the fifth time this season in the tournament. The Nittany Lions lead the season series 3-1 with Wisconsin winning the most recent game between the two on March 5 at the Kohl Center by a score of 4-3.Men’s hockey: Badgers end final home series with impressive winWisconsin secured a big upset this weekend over No. 14 Penn State in their last home game of the series. Read…Eaves talked about the advantage of his team facing Penn State four times and what he expects in the upcoming game.“If you talked to the boys, they would tell you that they feel they could have won all four,” Eaves said. “We know some of their tendencies and it’ll be a matter of us executing to a higher level.”This year, the Badgers find themselves in a similar situation as the 2013 WCHA Tournament Champion team that needed to win three straight games to claim the title. Eaves said having some players on the team who played on that championship team such as Kevin Schulze and Eddie Wittchow works in their favor heading into the Big Ten Tournament in need of three straight wins.In the Big Ten Tournament, everyone enters in the same situation. Each team is in a win or go home situation regardless of their regular season record.Eaves acknowledged this, but said he focuses more on taking it one game at a time.“Our window of opportunity to get to the top is slimmer than other groups’,  so we recognize that,” Eaves said. “Because our sliver of opportunity is narrow, we have to win one [game] at a time. If we can continue to play like we’ve done, we give ourselves a chance.”The Badgers finished their regular season with a losing record for the second year in a row, but improved from last year’s record by doubling their win total. As his group continues to rebuild, Eaves said he hopes they can get better at holding a lead, a chapter he feels his young players will achieve with time.The Badgers and the Nittany Lions square off Thursday at 4 p.m. on BTN. The winner will advance to the semifinals against number two seed Michigan State Friday at 4 p.m.last_img read more

Tipp pay the price for wide tally.

first_imgTipp manager Peter Creedon was very honest in his summation of the game saying they were in a good position going in just 2 points down at half-time.However he says Tipp’s forward play wasn’t good enough on the day and they didn’t convert enough of their chances.Creedon did say Tipp were getting into the Kerry half more than they had in previous games.           Kerry will now face Cork in the Munster final after the Rebels saw off Clare on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-8 in yesterdays other semi-final Despite a strong start which saw them score a goal in the opening minutes Tipperary’s Senior Footballers failed to overcome the Munster and All Ireland champions in Semple Stadium yesterday.They kept Kerry under pressure throughout the opening 35 minutes in yesterday’s provincial semi-final.However they paid the price for 13 wides during the course of the game to eventually lose out on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-8.last_img read more

New assistant manager for Liverpool

first_imgMost recently O’Driscoll had been in charge of England’s Under 19s, having previously managed Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.Dutchman Pep Lijnders has made the step up to the new role of first team development coach.last_img

NBA All-star Final Trip for Lucky Kwesé Subscriber

first_imgKwesé, the exclusive broadcast partner of the NBA in sub-Saharan Africa, is kicking off the new season with its 100 reasons campaign. The programme will ensure that one lucky subscriber will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the NBA All-star final event next year in Los Angeles, USA. This once in a lifetime experience is only open to Kwesé TV subscribers.The NBA in partnership with Kwesé Sports have launched #NBASundays, which will see games broadcast between 9pm to 12am every Sunday on Kwesé Sports. This is great for fans who usually stay up late to catch live games. The 2017-18 NBA season has gotten off to an explosive start with great performances from African players, in particular, Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo who has already started setting records.NBA All-Star 2018, taking place from 16-18 February 2018, is every basketball fan’s dream. It is a fun-filled, action packed weekend consisting of a variety of basketball events including the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on the Sunday night. Kwesé is giving one die-hard fan exclusive access to this one of a kind experience.This amazing competition is open to subscribers in Kwesé territories including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia.The competition closes at midnight on 30 November 2017.The winner will be selected in a random draw and announced live on NBA Live Games on Sunday 10 December 2017.The NBA is exclusive to Kwesé and fans will need to purchase a Kwesé TV satellite dish and decoder to make sure they don’t miss any of the action.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Broward Schools Grab-and-Go Meals Will Resume on June 9th

first_imgThe new distribution schedule will be each Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and each will include one week worth of meals for all children as well as family members that are present with them at the time of pick-up. Free grab-and-go meal pickups will resume at 49 school sites throughout the Broward County School District on June 9th. The list of participating school sites has changed. Sunrise residents may find that the location closest to their address is either Welleby Elementary, Piper High School, or Plantation High School.center_img Meals can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus. Click here to view the full list of distribution sites.last_img read more

Dzeko strikes to take Roma into Champions League last eight

first_imgRome, Italy | AFP | Roma reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years as Edin Dzeko edged them past Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday and allowed the Italians to win the tie on away goals.The Bosnian striker’s 52nd-minute goal proved enough after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Ukraine, with 10-man Shakhtar failing to find the late strike they needed after Ivan Ordets was sent off late on.Cengiz Under’s goal in the first leg last month ultimately proved crucial for Roma, but Dzeko was the hero on the night and also proved instrumental in Shakhtar defender Ordets being shown a straight red card with 12 minutes left. “We managed to do something Roma hadn’t in 10 years, so going forward to play against the best makes us all very proud.“We are among the eight best sides in Europe.”Roma did not concede a goal at home in the group stage and hammered Chelsea 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, so the home fans in the crowd of 47,693 would have been confident their side could get the job done. The Ukrainians dominated early possession though, and there was a scare for the hosts when Alessandro Florenzi nearly nodded a free-kick into his own net.Ferreyra then came close after Federico Fazio lost the ball just outside his own box, before Roma struck seven minutes into the second half.Kevin Strootman sent Dzeko through as Shakhtar tried without success to play the offside trap, and the Bosnian forward prodded a shot through the legs of goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and into the net for his fourth goal in the Champions League this season.Dzeko was then brought down by Ordets who got a straight red card for his troubles, making Shakhtar’s task that bit harder.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2center_img That sending-off led to tensions spilling over, with Shakhtar’s Facundo Ferreyra picking up a booking for shoving a ballboy over an advertising board.Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are the second Italian team to advance to the quarter-finals after Juventus, with the draw for the last eight taking place on Friday.“The standing ovation is not for me but for everyone, we are deservedly in the quarter-finals,” said Dzeko of the applause which accompanied him off the pitch.last_img read more

Spurs’ UCL hopes hit without Kane & Son as pair are Prem’s all-time deadliest duo

first_imgTOTTENHAM are facing an uphill task to qualify for next season’s Champions League with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min out injured.The duo are ranked as the Premier League’s all-time deadliest partnership – ahead of the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.2With both potentially absent for the rest of the campaign, Jose Mourinho has spoken of the need to “fight with what we have”.Son and Kane are above all other attacking partnerships when it comes to goals scored per 90 minutes with both men on the pitch.Of the pairs who have played more than 5,000 minutes together in the Prem, no one can match the Spurs stars.Kane’s 67 goals have been added to by Son’s 35 at a rate of 1.29 goals per 90 minutes.Coming in a close second are Salah and Mane, who have 89 goals between them and score 1.26 goals every 90 minutes.Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling average 1.22 to just better Thierry Henry and Robert Pires’ record at Arsenal, who score at a rate of 1.21 goals per 90 minutes.However the Gunners heroes far outweigh their rivals in the sheer number of goals, totalling 162 on the pitch together with Henry contributing 108.’ARMS ON THE BALCONY’With Tuesday’s news that Korean forward Son is out for a number of weeks, which Mourinho accepted could be the entire season, the Portuguese poured cold water on their top-four dreams.He said: “Now we are with our arms on the balcony on the fourth floor and we have two options.“One is to give up and fall and normally die because it’s the fourth floor.“Another way is to fight with what we have – no stairs, but arms.” And the statistics lay bare just how dependent Spurs are on Son and Kane.Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Kane has notched 117 goals in all competitions to add to his partner in crime’s 75.Over the years, that averages out as 48 per cent of Tottenham’s goals – a figure at its peak in 2017/18 when they combined to score over half the entire team’s efforts.Not only are Spurs worried about Kane’s return this year from a hamstring injury, England also fear he will miss Euro 2020.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokeslatest football newsCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossSon’s broken arm, which he picked up in Sunday’s win at Aston Villa before playing on and scoring twice, will require surgery.Mourinho summarised: “The situation couldn’t be worse. That is obvious. There is nothing we can do. We are going to play with the players we have available.”I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now I don’t have attacking options on the pitch.”2Harry Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ after injury in huge boost to Tottenham and Englandlast_img read more

The Royal Society, as in the days of Arconada and Zamora

first_imgIt is already a reality. Imanol Alguacil and his pupils have made history and a new cup title will be played in La Cartuja. A deed from another era, since Real Sociedad does not compete to win the Copa del Rey since it did in the 1986-87 season. Back then, John Benjamin Toshack directed a template of mythical names like that of Arconada, Zamora, Bakero or Lopez Ufarte. An unforgettable generation, which led the Royal to the top. Now the Odegaard, Oyarzabal, Merino and company they have in their boots the responsibility of writing their name in football books. Athletic or Granada will try to prevent it. Destiny, surely, will not leave again (at least for now) a Barcelona – Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey final. And less bad for realistic interests, since the four losses respond to face the blaugrana club in the decisive clash. This happened also in 1928, with great novelty. The regulation of the time forced tiebreaker matches and it was not in the first where everything was decided. In El Sardinero, on May 20, 1928, they tied one. Two days later, Kiriki’s goal was useless; Piera tied and forced a third attempt. It cost to agree on a new date, but ended up meeting on June 29. Nothing could do the Basque team, which fell clearly (3-1). At 25 minutes, the electronic already reflected that marker, immovable until the end.Final 1928 (third match)Barcelona 3: Llorens, Walter, Mas, Guzmán, Castillo, Carulla, Piera, Tailor, Samitier, Arocha, Sagi-Barba. (Romà Forns).Real society 1: Izaguirre, Arrillaga, Zaldúa, Labarta, Marculeta, Arizcorreta, Bienzobas, Mariscal, Cholin, Ilundáin, Yurrita. (Benito Díaz).Goals: 1-0 Samitier (8 ‘), 1-1 Zaldúa (16’), 2-1 Arocha (21 ‘), 3-1 Tailor (25’).Stadium: The Sardinero.The Cup was known as the Spanish Championship and, in 1913, consisted of two parallel tournaments. The reason was that the clubs did not agree: one competition was organized by the Spanish Federation of Soccer Clubs in Madrid and, the other, the Spanish Union of Clubs in Barcelona. The first tournament was taken by Irún Racing; the second one, Barcelona. Again, the executioner of the Royal. Double game was played at the Camp del Carrer Industria. Both finished with tables: first, 2-2; then 0-0. Thus, on March 23, 1913 the ‘replay’ was played, with Blaugrana win by two goals to one. Berdié and Apolinario Rodríguez They were the protagonists.Final 1913 (third match)Barcelona 2: I scolded, Irízar, Amechazurra, Castejón, Massana, Bori, Forns, Oller, Berdié, Apolinario Rodríguez, Peris.Real Society 1: Eizaguirre, Eguía, Arrate, Arruti, Machimbarrena, Leturia, Artola, Sena, Arrillaga, Rezola, Minondo.Goals: 0-1 Rezola, 1-1 Berdié, 2-1 Apolinario Rodríguez.Stadium: Camp del Carrer Industria (Barcelona).O’Donnell attended the San Sebastián Cycling ClubSanti Otero & nbsp; (EFE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Imanol Alguacil, one of the architects of the successes of the Royal Society.Santi Otero (EFE) * It is always the equivalent of the Copa del Rey, although it was not always known as such.** Before, there were tiebreaker matches to define the champion.*** It is considered an antecedent club of the Royal Society. Tournament of the Spanish Club Union1913Barcelona2-2, 0-0 and 2-1Real societyCamp del Carrer Industria (Barcelona) Generalissimo Cup1951Barcelona3-0Real societyNew Chamartín (Madrid) Spain Championship1909Cycling Club of San Sebastián ***3-1Spanish MadridO’Donnell (Madrid) We return to a final 32 years later. New generations that will enjoy as their parents and grandparents already did. 45 days left for La Cartuja. For you. GOAZEN REAL! #AurreraReala 🏆 pic.twitter.com/NEMVAj5cyO– Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) March 4, 2020However, in case of success in the final, it would not be the first Cup that would go to the showcases of the Reale Arena. The generation of Arconada already celebrated a title, although he also had to live a failure. With the Santiago Bernabéu as a witness (1987-88), Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad for a goal to zero, thanks to a goal from Alexanko in the 60 ‘. By then, men like Blaugrana defended Zubizarreta, Schuster, Gary Lineker or the Wolf Carrasco and was in command Luis Aragones. After that, a conflict between the staff and the board led to the resignation of the president Josep Lluís Nuñez and the era of Dream team and of Johan Cruyff. Despite all the extra-sports setbacks, that Barça was able to overthrow the great realistic project.Final 1987-88Barcelona 1: Zubizarreta, Gerardo, Migueli, Alexanko, Julio Alberto, Urbano, Roberto, Schuster, Víctor, Carrasco, Lineker. (Luis Aragones)Real Sociedad 0: Arconada, Bakero, Górriz, Larrañaga, Gajate, Rekarte, Zúñiga, José Mari Bakero, Zamora, Loren, Begiristain. (Toshack)Goals: 1-0 Alexanko (61 ‘).Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu.A year earlier, in the 1986-87 season, the Royal Society lived one of the greatest successes in its history. It was in La Romareda, against Atlético de Madrid. The template was practically identical to that set forth above, but the result was diametrically opposite. In addition, he had an epic touch. López Ufarte ahead of Toshack at nine minutes, but Da Silva tied shortly after. With the goals of Txiki Begiristain and Rubio the extension was signed and subsequent penalties. Own Da Silva and Quique Ramos missed from eleven meters, while the Basque team kept the blood cold and transformed his four releases. Since that June 27, 1987, the Real does not know what it is to win a title. Of course, he has starred in other events such as reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.Final 1986-87Real society 2 (4): Arconada, Sagarzazu, Górriz, Gajate, Dadie, López Rekarte, Larrañaga, Zamora, López Ufarte, Bakero, Begiristain (Toshack)Atlético de Madrid 2 (2): Abel, Tomás, Ruiz, Sergio, Quique, Prieto, Landáburu, Marina, Uralde, Da Silva, Rubio. (Luis Aragones)Goals: 1-0 López Ufarte (9 ‘), 1-1 Da Silva (24’), 1-2 Begiristain (35 ‘), 2-2 Rubio (74’).Stadium: La Romareda.Black and white cupsThey were two consecutive years reaching the final, in what could be a claim for so many seasons in tow in the KO tournament. In fact, its previous final dated from 1951, again with Barcelona as a rival, with Madrid as headquarters (Nuevo Chamartín) and a defeat for oblivion (3-0). At that time, the competition was known as the Generalissimo Cup and its decisive match brought together players of the stature of Kubala, José Caeiro or Emilio Aldecoa. As a curiosity, the changes were not allowed yet. Only the one of goalkeeper, because of the difficulty of a soccer player getting under sticks in case of injury. Thus, that final saw only two substitutions: Juan Velasco entered by Antoni Ramallets and Juan Bagur did the same for Ignacio Eizaguirre. Yes, they were all goalkeepers.Final 1951Barcelona 3: Antoni Ramallets, Calvet, Biosca, Segarra, Gonzalvo, Cheché Martín, Seguer, Kubala, César Rodríguez, Aldecoa, Nicoláu. (Daucik)Real society 0: Eizaguirre, Murillo, Ricardo Suárez, Marculeta, Ontoria, Eguidazu, Epifanio Fernández, Sabino Barinaga, Caeiro, Alsúa, José María Pérez. (Benito Díaz)Goals: 1-0 César (31 ‘), 2-0 Gonzalvo (44’), 3-0 César (67 ‘).Stadium: New Chamartín (Madrid).Juan Manuel Serrano Arce & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Royal Society of Odegaard and Oyarzabal gets into the final of the Copa del Rey.Juan Manuel Serrano Arce (Getty Images) Copa del Rey1988Barcelona1-0Real societySantiago Bernabéu (Madrid) Copa del Rey1987Real society2-2 (4-2 on penalties)Atlético de MadridLa Romareda (Zaragoza) Spain Championship1928Barcelona1-1, 1-1, 3-1Real societyEl Sardinero (Santander) Tournament*YearWinnerOutcome**Runner-upCampus Copa del Rey2020Real, Athletic or Granada–Real, Athletic or GranadaLa Cartuja (Seville) In 1909, the Real Sociedad won the first Cup in its history. So much time has passed that I didn’t even have that denomination. For all he was known as the San Sebastian Cycling Club and, to his fortune, he didn’t see the faces with Barcelona. His opponent was the Spanish Madrid, with the O’Donnell Stadium as the venue. The capital team dominated the contest, but the Basques were able to seize their opportunities. It was played on April 8, under a strong storm and with low temperatures. The goals of McGuiness, Simmons and Sena were erected as the architects of the first and almost last Real Cup. Sheriff and his family already know the story. Now, they have to do it with La Cartuja as a witness and Athletic or Granada as possible rivals.1909 finalSan Sebastian Cycling Club 3: Pedro Bea, Sena, Arocena, Arrillaga, Echeverría, José Rodríguez, Sena, Mariano Lacort, Simmons, Mc Guiness, Biribén.Spanish Madrid 1: Lemmel, Carruana, Méndez, Yarza, Kindelan, Heredia, Giralt, José Giralt, Neyra, Morales, Rodríguez.Goals: 1-0 Mc Guiness, 2-0 Simmons, 2-1 Giralt. 3-1 Sena.Stadium: O’Donnell (Madrid).The Real Sociedad Cup finalslast_img read more

1 critical, several injured in EBD collision

first_imgA two-vehicle collision on the East Bank Demerara (EBD) Highway on Friday evening has left over 12 persons injured, with at least one person in a critical state. The accident occurred sometime around 22:30h at Brickery, EBD.According to reports, a motorcar bearing registration number PJJ 8932 was travelling North along the East Bank highway while a Route 42 minibus with registration number BSS 6024 was heading in the southern direction when they collided.Based on information received, as the vehicles were negotiating the turn, the car collided head-on with the minibus. The impact of the collision caused the car’s entire front to become smashed.The scene of the accident on Friday night at the Brickery Public RoadIt is unclear whether any passenger was in the car with the driver; however the minibus had a full load of passengers as it was coming from Georgetown. Persons from the area and passersby wasted no time in rendering assistance, helping the occupants out of the vehicles.Some of the passengers in the minibus sustained cuts and bruises while others complained about being in pain as a result of the impact. The injured persons were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were treated and sent away.However, the driver of the motorcar was admitted after he was taken to the medial facility in critical condition, hospital sources confirmed. He sustained severe head injuries and as a result, had to undergo a CT scan. A nurse who was in the minibus at the time of the accident also sustained serious injuries but was discharged on Saturday after being kept overnight for observation.Meanwhile, at the scene, the driver of the minibus recalled seeing the car approaching at a fast rate. “I was coming around the turn and I see the car sliding coming… I pull to the corner and still he come and hit my bus,” the traumatised man recounted.The car driver remains hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is said to be stable but still in a critical state.This is the second accident to occur on the East Bank road with the space of a week, with the first happening a short distance away from Friday’s accident. Last Sunday, 23-year-old Rudolph Bess, of Kaneville, EBD and 16-year-old Hansranie Persaud, of Grove, EBD, lost their lives in a horrific three vehicle smash-up at Coverden, EBD.Two persons, Yolanda Fraser Patterson and Jason Baskarran, were also injured in the accident. Reports revealed that Bess and Persaud were travelling on a motorcycle when the accident occurred between a 4×4 driven by Baskarran and a motorcar driven by Fraser Patterson on the Coverden Public Road.That accident has brought the country’s road fatalities up to 39 for the year. Acting Traffic Chief Budnarine Persaud recently disclosed that these 39 deaths were from 38 accidents during the period January to April. This is in comparison to 31 deaths from 22 accidents during the same period last year.last_img read more