Fatal accidentsA Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the body of 25-year-old Intiaz Muhammad, who was run over by a car in Linden on Sunday, has given the cause of death as multiple crushing injuries consistent with a motor vehicular accident.The labourer, of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, met his demise in the wee hours of Sunday following an accident which occurred along the One Mile Public Road in Wismar.According to reports, the deceased was lying on the roadway when he was run over at about 03:00h by a hire car bearing registration number HC 8814, being driven by a resident of Wisrock, Linden.The driver has since alleged that he had been blinded by the bright lights of a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction. He reportedly told investigators that, as a result, he drove over the now man, who had been lying at the side of the road. Reports are that the driver had stopped for a while, but drove away sometime later. Muhammad was later picked up by an ambulance and taken to theClayton Docton SkybarLinden Hospital Complex (LHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say the driver later turned himself in at the Wismar Police Station.The motor car, which was damaged, has also since been impounded as Police continue their investigation. ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord on Monday confirmed that the driver remains in Police custody. Lord noted that legal advice is being sought; and once charged, he is likely to appear in court on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the PME conducted on the body of Mabura fatal accident victim Clayton Docton Skybar has indicated that the 16-year-old miner died of multiple injuries consistent with a motor vehicular accident.The PME was conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Monday. The drivers of the two trucks involved in the accident, which occurred in the vicinity of 58 Miles along the Mabura Road on Friday, have since been released from Police custody after being granted station bail.The trucks reportedly collided at about 11:30h in the vicinity of 58 Miles, Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord, the drivers are required to report to the Mackenzie Police Station daily.He also noted that legal advice will be sought on the way forward with the case, as he pointed out that either driver has given Police a conflicting story regarding what had transpired.According to information from Police, at the time of the accident, the deceased, along with three passengers, was seated in the tray of GPP 4923 with trailer THH 9317, driven by a 23-year-old resident of Helena Number 1, East Coast, Demerara (ECD), when it collided with GTT 2531, driven by a 41-year-old of Timehri Public Road, East Bank, Demerara (EBD).The truck in which Skybar was a passenger was reportedly laden with lumber and was heading to Linden, while the other was said to be heading into Mabura. Following the incident, Skybar was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
THE PRESIDENT of LYIT Paul Hannigan has briefed county councillors on the future of higher education in the county today and insisted the institutions future development must have a cross-Border element.Mr Hannigan addressed councillors on the possibility of merging with other institutions in the Republic as part of a Higher Education Authority review.He ruled out the possibility of LYIT becoming a specialist institution, which is one of the HEA’s defined proposals. He said that in 2008, LYIT set out to create closer links with the University of Ulster. This was, he said, a coherent way forward and LYIT was designated as a UU institution.Under the current programme for Government however, there is no specific commitment to cross-Border higher education.He said there were now issues with the University of Ulster (UU) because student fees are smaller in Co Donegal and there is a fear from the UU that students would choose to come to Letterkenny over northern campuses.The HEA has now placed LYIT into the Border/Midlands/West education cluster. LYIT is in discussions for that cluster to become a technological university, said Mr Hannigan.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher expressed concern that the cross-Border strategy on education had been done away with by the Government.Cllr Dessie Larkin agreed with that view – saying he wanted Donegal County Council to lobby for the continued development of a cross-Border education strategy.“The cross-Border strategy has disappeared off the political agenda in the past year and that has made it extremely difficult,” Mr Hannigan said in response.“It is our view that the technological university discussions must be cross-Border but it is now no longer on the political landscape. “There has to be a cross-Border element to our future.”Earlier the LYIT President said that institution had a good record of attracting students locally.He said 46% of graduate students last year went on to further study, with 34% finding employment.The rest were taking time out or continuing to look for jobs. Donegal, he said, also had a very good record in retaining graduates within the geographical region.“That’s something we don’t hear enough about,” he told councillors.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLYIT DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGAN was last modified: March 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HEAD OF LYIT BRIEFS COUNCIL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATIONLYIT DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGAN