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A pedestrian died due to collision with a car in Chandler
A pedestrian died after getting hit by a car on Saturday night, said Chandler Police.
The Emergency crews responded to the incident at 9:45 p.m. near Elgin and Arizona Avenue.
Police identified the pedestrian as 41-year-old Rosario Ortiz, was on his wheelchair and was crossing Arizona Avenue at Elgin Street going west, when a car going south struck her.
As the firefighters arrived at the location, she was declared dead.
Police said that the driver did not flee the scene. According to Police, speed, impairment or distraction were not the cause of the collision.
Two vehicles crashed on Loop 101 at 67th Avenue on Saturday, one died in Action secondary collision
A fatal collision took place on Loop 101 at 67th Avenue, Saturday night, and the investigation is going on said DPS officials.
The incident took place around 9:10 p.m. on westbound L-101 near 75th Avenue, and no injuries were reported from the incident.
DPS said that after this incident, a secondary crash happened at 67th Avenue, in which one person was reported dead.
According to police reports, multiple subjects fled from the scene and were not located, but others said no one had fled the scene.
The reason for the collision is still unknown, and commuters are suggested to avoid the area.
Child with special need started walking on her own, with the help of teletherapy
Many medical practitioners, such as doctors, psychologists, and even physical therapists, are providing teletherapy to the patients to keep them safe in this pandemic. This method proves to be very beneficial for some people and especially the families who have children with special needs.
One Valley family recien=ved great results from teletherapy and found some positive outcomes for their daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Pitt Hopkins syndrome.
Due to this syndrome 5-year-old, Alexandra did not have as much strength in her arms and legs as other children have.
Alexandra's mom Nicole Anderson told our team that their daughter is very strong and has to take physical therapy five times a week for an hour-long session. These sessions even continued after the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Central Arizona closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and families had to switch to online therapy.
After some days of teletherapy with her physical therapist Atelie Ho Lem, Anderson said, things changed for her daughter, and she started making efforts to walk in her own without much coaxing.
Ho Lem said after seeing the first steps of Alexandra that these moments were overwhelming for her.
"She is a sweet little girl that wants to move, she wants to play," said Ho Lem. "When I see them accomplish these milestones, it is just overwhelming," she added.
Teen rescued by MCSO after falling into a mine shaft, teen was sent to the hospital
A 17-year-old boy was rescued by the Daisy Mountain Fire officials after he fell into a mine shaft near Desert Hills Drive and New River Road.
MCSO officials said that a call was reported at around 6 p.m. about when the teen riding a quad fell 50 feet into the shaft.
A total of 34 units responded at the location, and a full rescue team got inside the shaft at 6:45 p.m. The boy was rescued and sent to Phoenix Children's Hospital for an evaluation, MSCO says.
Officials are unclear about the injuries suffered by the teen, but fire personnel said that the boy was alert and speaking to the rescuers.
City of Tolleson is conducting local testing blitz over the next two days, especially of the JBS plant workers
JBS Meat plant has many employees infected by Coronavirus, but President Trump said that they couldn't shut down as they are essential to American lives.
Many employees said that they fear getting infected while working as the factory has a large number of infected employees and wonder why the company is not concerned about their health.
Now finally, after so many weeks, Tolleson is conducting local testing blitz over the next two days. Local traffic was closed for the testing of residents in the Tolleson Fire Station Thursday.
Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar was trying hard to get testing done in her city and especially for the workers at the JBS meatpacking plant.
It is expected to have around two-hundred positive cases inside the factory only as the testing took a long time to start.
"There's still fear, there's still fear," said United Food and Commercial Workers Rep Martin Hernandez.
Hernandez said that the plant was not telling the employees the exact number of cases, and the plant has a lack of transparency, which is unacceptable. He also said the blame couldn't be solely laid on JBS.
"Blame the company but also blame the state, cause the state has a lot to do with it, if the state is not putting pressure on these companies to be transparent to let us know, it's a safety concern for all of us, inside the plant and outside," said Hernandez.