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Three doctors could not save tragic biker Ben

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Tragic: Ben Bowen

Tragic: Ben Bowen

THREE doctors who came across a road accident in Letterston could not save the life of a motorcyclist, a jury heard today.

It is alleged that Benjamin Bowen, aged 27, from Haverfordwest, was killed because of the careless driving of local resident Arthur Hunter, aged 88.

Hunter, of Gurndifog, Letterston, is said to have turned right across the on coming carriageway on the A40 and into the path of Mr Bowen’s Yamaha bike.

Hunter denies causing death by careless driving.

Swansea Crown Court heard today  (Dec 16) from Dr Manomie Edirisinghe, of the Argyle Surgery in Pembroke Dock.

In a statement read to the court she said, “I saw a young man lying in the road in front of a silver Peugeot.

“The casualty was face down with his head nearest the pavement. His crash helmet was near his head. I guessed the helmet had come off his head in the collision.

“I found him to be unresponsive and, with two other doctors who had stopped, we formed the opinion the casualty had passed away.”

Paramedic Paul Winkler said he saw debris “all around” the crash scene.”

He also examined Mr Bowen and declared him dead at the scene.

Ronald Rees had been driving behind Hunter in his Volvo XC90 and said in a statement, “A blue vehicle pulled out, travelling quite slowly. I would estimate he was going at around 25 mph.

“He was manoeuvring to turn right. I accelerated past and became aware of a shower of plastic fragments coming down like a rain shower.”

Mr Rees pulled over and walked back to the accident scene

Earlier, Ceredigion hockey development officer Julie McAdam had told how she saw Hunter’s blue Ford Focus turning right into a lane, and thought he had not given the oncoming motorcyclist enough time to avoid a collision.

The motorbike struck the Focus and slid sideways into the front of Miss McAdam’s Peugeot 308, causing her a broken arm and wrist.

The trial continues.

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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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