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A stunt performer has died in a motorcycle crash after she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, Canada.

It's understood the stuntwoman crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower's ground floor studio at around 8:20am on Monday morning.

In a statement, the Vancouver PD said:  "Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle."

Police have since cordoned off the area and an full investigation is under way.

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox commented, “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of  Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”

Deadpool 2 began filming in June and according to Deadline, this was the stunt driver's first film. 

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A 22-year-old mad has died in a road crash in Portarlington, Co Laois.

The young man died when the car he was driving collided with a wall and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident that occurred at Kilmullen, Portarlington Co Laois at approximately 3.50am this morning.

His body has been taken to Midland Regionbal Hospital in Portlaoise and the stretch of road has been closed off to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

There have been no reports of any other injuries. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Philip Leahy, a J1 student from Ballyhooly, North Cork, has died following a swimming accident in the US last week.

The 22-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after getting into difficulty while swimming on Wednesday and had since been on life support at a local hospital.

However, he tragically passed away at around 10pm last night, with his family by his side.

Philip had been taking an early morning dip with friends in Ocean City, Maryland, when the group began to struggle in the strong currents.

Those close to Philip had set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical treatment.

Over €90,000 has been raised by the time news of Philip's passing had emerged.

Philip was an active member of the local community and even captained the GAA football team to a county junior B championship, just last year.

200 people attended a vigil at the GAA club on Thursday night.

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Gardaí in Coolock, Dublin are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Clarehall at approximately 4.20pm yesterday afternoon.

An 18-year-old male motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle collided with a lamp post.

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The young man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Beaumont Hospital.

He was riding with a 23-year-old male pillion passenger, who was seriously injured and is currently in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01-666 4200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

If you have any information, mention the reference number 749/17.

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Update: A man travelling as a passenger in a taxi has died following a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning. 

Earlier: A taxi driver and his passenger have been rushed to hospital following a major accident in Dublin's north inner city last night.

The vehicle they were travelling in collided with another car at around 1:40am at the junction of the North Circular Road and Portland Row.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, according to Gardaí.

Gardaí had put diversions in place overnight, but the road had since been re-opened.

The injured men have been taken to the Mater Hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries.  

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner was reportedly involved in a car accident near her home yesterday afternoon.

According to TMZ, the famous momager has possibly been left with a broken wrist after a Prius van ran a red light before crashing into Kris’ white Rolls-Royce.

The front of Kris’ week-old car was destroyed as a result of the collision.  She was treated at the scene by paramedics who were cautious about removing her from the car for fear of making her injury worse.

A source told E! News that the reality star is “shook up” after the incident, but Kris says that despite her hurting hand she is alright.

When a worried fan tweeted Kylie Jenner about the accident, the teen responded by writing: “I was not involved in the accident.  Everything’s ok.”

 

Get well soon, Kris.

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For some folk, the thought of hurling yourself down a water-slide at significant speed fills them with dread.

For others, a holidays or hot day wouldn't be complete without one.

However, both camps will be unnerved by a recent video, which shows some poor hapless young man shoot off a slide – and onto the rocky terrain below.

Ouch. Yes, suffice to say that it makes for hide-behind-your-hands viewing.

The accident happened at a home just east of Austin in Texas and was – thankfully for the internet – captured on a phone and later posted to Facebook along with the hashtags #failvideo #brokenarm #notdead. 

The footage shows David Salmon shoot down the slide, subsequently taking a turn too fast. His body rides up the side, and – airborne – he can next be seen tumbling 3metres over the edge.

“I'd gone down a few times and it was fast,” he has now said. “But this time, I just couldn't slow down, even threw my arm out, and went right over the edge.”

He added: “For a split second, I was like oh no. And then it was like a hard crash, and the rest was all just blurry.”

Mr Salmon furthermore told Fox 4 News that said he was conscious throughout most of the incident. Even though he remains in a lot of pain now, he also knows it could’ve been so much worse.

Still, in the aftermath he's been left with a broken left arm, and several fractured ribs; he has significant scrapes and bruises on his lower back, shoulders and side.

“It was excruciating,” David unsurprisingly said of the incident.

He and his friends had rented the Texas house for a long weekend and were taking turns on the slide last Sunday evening when the accident occurred.

“I could have easily broken my neck or my back,” David concluded. “And this could have been way worse.”

 

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27-year-old Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin has died after a freak accident outside LA home this weekend.

Friends of the actor became concerned when he didn’t make it to planned rehearsals on Sunday morning and it was later revealed Anton had been killed in an accident involving his own car. 

It was reported by TMZ that the Alpha Dog actor was found pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar which was attached to a security gate.

The car was reportedly still running when Anton was found and although it is still not clear why the actor got out of his car, foul play is not suspected.

Stars have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor who is best known for his role as Chekov in the sci-fi hit.

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Tom Hiddleston said he was “absolutely devastated” to learn of the death.

Actor Chris Evans said the actor was “thoughtful, kind, and gifted”.

While Anna Kendrick described the situation is “unreal”.

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Late last month teenager Ciara O’Brien was on a night out with friends at the newly-opened The Moorings night club in Kinsale.

She has since been left paralysed and her family have said “her spirits were broken by the way she was treated by the health system.”

An accident at the venue saw Ciara fall two-and-a-half metres from a three storey building. She was taken to Cork University Hospital but was subsequently airlifted to the Mater in Dublin in order to receive specialist care for spinal injuries.

The 18-year old had just sat her Leaving Cert at Kinsale Community School and her family and friends were “devastated and shocked” by what had happened.

She suffered several spinal injuries after the fall and is now in a wheelchair. Her aunt, Maria O'Mahony, has said that the facilities in Cork were not equipped to for dealing with Ciara’s needs. When she first arrived in CUH after receiving treatment in Dublin since the accident, she was unable to get from her bed in her shared room to the bathroom facilities.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Maria said Ciara had been doing very well while recovering at the Mater but upon moving back to CUH things had gone to well.

“It’s like she’s been forced to start her recovery all over again,” she explained.

A spokesperson for CUH told the Independent that when Ciara arrived the hospital was “exceptionally busy with approximately 80 emergency admissions daily.”

She has since been given a private room and the wheelchair which she now requires and is said to be “over joyed” with these improvements in her care.

The Irish Sun spoke with Kinsale Cllr Kevin Murphy at the times who said: “You don’t expect such a dreadful thing to happen when a young girl is out socialising.”

The 'freak accident' occurred only one month after the club had been reopened following renovations. Business continued as usual after Ciara's fall with Declan Ryan of The Moorings telling the Sunday World

“It was just an accident. She fell about 8 foot [2.5metres] from the side of the building. It wasn’t in the club it was beside it.”

 

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A teenager fell two-and-a-half metres from a three-storey building in Cork at 2.30am yesterday – and now has suspected serious spinal injuries.

Ciara O’Brien was on a night-out with her friends at the newly-opened The Moorings venue in Kinsale; a beach-themed bash was being held to mark the end of summer.

Following the incident, the 18-year-old was taken to Cork University Hospital, but has now been airlifted to the specialist spinal injuries unit at the Mater in Dublin.

Ciara had only recently celebrated her Debs and sat her Leaving Cert at Kinsale Community School. Friends told the Irish Sun that they and her family are “devastated and shocked” by what happened.

The full extend of her injuries is still being accessed by doctors in Dublin.

Kinsale Cllr Kevin Murphy, who knows the family, also told the Irish Sun: “It’s a terrible shock for all her relatives.

“You don’t expect such a dreadful thing to happen when a young girl is out socialising.

“The family are devastated and are praying she’ll make a full recovery.

“We don’t know the extent of her injuries, we’ll find that out over the coming days.

“They don’t know how bad it is yet.

“She is a gorgeous young girl. Her family are the nicest people you could ever meet — they are salt of the earth.

“It’s very upsetting for the whole Kinsale area. The family are very well-known in the locality and all our thoughts are with them.”

Gardai have now launched an investigation and a garda spokesman has confirmed: “An 18-year-old girl fell from the flat roof of a licenced premises on Market Street in Kinsale early on Saturday.

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“She was taken to Cork University Hospital and was subsequently transferred to the Mater Hospital in Dublin. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.”

The Moorings nightclub only reopened last month under new ownership.

Business continued as normal at the venue last night with the second of their beach-themed bashes taking place as planned.

Declan Ryan of The Moorings last night explained to the Sunday World: “It was simply just a freak accident,” adding: “It was just an accident. She fell about 8 foot [2.5metres] from the side of the building.

"It wasn’t in the club it was beside it.”

He also said that he had met with Gardai and that all the staff at the venue were “hoping and praying she will be OK”.

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A Chinese cleaner from Shanghai has become the next victim of a terrible escalator accident which took place late yesterday evening.

In yet another escalator malfunction, the cleaner was seen mopping the moving escalator when one of the moving steps collapsed and trapped his foot underneath.

The mishap was caught on video and has now been watched by more than 95,000 YouTube users.

In the same clip, which some viewers may find distressing, the cleaner is seen panicking and shouting for help. Onlookers rush to his assistance, but sadly they were unable to rescue his foot from the broken step. 

It is said that the emergency services took nearly 20 minutes to relieve him from the trap before he was rushed to hospital. Unfortunately doctors were not able to save his foot and the man will now have to get it amputated.

This news comes just a week after footage of a brave mother trying to save her child before she plunged to her death through a faulty metal plate emerged online. The 30-year-old had to throw her son to safety before she fell to her death.

It took four men to rescue her body from the fall. An inquest said that maintenance workers recently replaced the metal panel but did not secure it with screws.

An investigation into yesterday's accident is now taking place.

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A number of young Irish citizens have been killed following a tragic accident in Berkeley, California. 

Police are reporting that five people have died and another eight have been left injured following the collapse of a balcony on the fourth floor of an apartment building. Berkeley is one of many areas of California popular with Irish college students as a summer destination.

Local media are reporting that the victims are all aged between 20 and 25.

It's believed that the 21st birthday party of an Irish visitor was taking place in the apartment at the time of the accident, which occurred around 12.40am local time (8.40am Irish time).

The building in question has been named as Liberty Gardens, used as student accommodation for UC Berkeley students during term time. Apartments like this are often rented out to J1 students during the summer months. The fourth floor balcony is believed to have collapsed, with debris falling to the sidewalk.

Officer Jennifer Coats, a spokeswoman with the Berkeley Police Department, said that many of the injured have critical, life-threatening wounds.

Ms Coats said police were working with the fire department and city officials to confirm what exactly caused the collapse.

The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, today confirmed that Irish people were among those killed in the accident, and said his department were working closely with Ireland's Consul General in San Francisco to provide assistance to those affected and to families at home in Ireland.

Anyone with concerns about friends or family in the region, should call the Emergency Consular Response Team on +353 1 418 0200.

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