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November 14, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
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February 17, 2001 | From Reuters
The office of Russia's prosecutor general said Friday that it will launch criminal proceedings against a Russian diplomat who hit and killed a woman in Canada while allegedly driving drunk last month. The case has caused a political storm in Canada, where the opposition accused the Foreign Ministry of incompetence after it emerged that the diplomat, Andrei Knyazev, had twice been investigated for drunk driving in 1999.
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October 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
At least 12 people were reported killed and 30 hurt Sunday when a tractor-trailer hauling logs skidded and crashed into a wagon taking people in a family reunion on a hayride, residents said. Many of the victims were children, police said. As many as 50 people were on the family outing near this village in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick, part of a reunion held each Canadian Thanksgiving weekend by the Leger family of Cormier Village.
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January 30, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Russian diplomat who struck and killed a woman in Ottawa while allegedly driving drunk flew home Monday without facing charges, enraging Canadians who felt that he was getting away with murder. Canada's Foreign Ministry had asked Moscow to waive diplomatic immunity for the man, 45-year-old Andrei Knyazev, and a colleague who was involved in a separate crash the same day. But Russian authorities refused, saying the pair would face appropriate punishment at home under Russian law.
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November 12, 1989
Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis of Canada was in a coma with swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain Saturday in Montreal after he was struck by a car that his girlfriend said left the scene after throwing him head-first onto a parked car. "I'm in shock," said Donna Clavel, 22, who lives with Davis, a gold and silver medalist in the breaststroke at the 1984 Olympics and a silver medalist at the 1988 Games in Seoul.
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March 26, 1988
Ron Harris, a former National Hockey League official from Oakville, Canada, was killed Thursday in a four-car crash on a highway west of Toronto. He was 44.
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February 8, 1988
Injuries to children from accidents involving all-terrain and other recreational vehicles are increasing at "an alarming rate," a Canadian surgeon and researcher reported. Eight hospitals in the Canadian province of Manitoba reported 375 hospitalizations of patients under 17 from accidents on ATVs, off-road and miniature motorcycles and snowmobiles between April, 1979, and August, 1986, said Dr. J. Alexander Pyper, of the University of Manitoba's Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
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January 30, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Russian diplomat who struck and killed a woman in Ottawa while allegedly driving drunk flew home Monday without facing charges, enraging Canadians who felt that he was getting away with murder. Canada's Foreign Ministry had asked Moscow to waive diplomatic immunity for the man, 45-year-old Andrei Knyazev, and a colleague who was involved in a separate crash the same day. But Russian authorities refused, saying the pair would face appropriate punishment at home under Russian law.
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October 15, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Third baseman Carney Lansford, who came back from reconstructive surgery on his left knee to hit .262 and drive in 75 runs this season, announced his retirement after the Oakland Athletics' 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Lansford, who played his first three seasons with the Angels, was in five AL playoffs--one with the Angels in 1979 and four with Oakland--and played in the 1988, '89 and '90 World Series. He retires with a .290 batting average over 15 seasons.
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February 17, 2001 | From Reuters
The office of Russia's prosecutor general said Friday that it will launch criminal proceedings against a Russian diplomat who hit and killed a woman in Canada while allegedly driving drunk last month. The case has caused a political storm in Canada, where the opposition accused the Foreign Ministry of incompetence after it emerged that the diplomat, Andrei Knyazev, had twice been investigated for drunk driving in 1999.
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October 15, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Third baseman Carney Lansford, who came back from reconstructive surgery on his left knee to hit .262 and drive in 75 runs this season, announced his retirement after the Oakland Athletics' 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Lansford, who played his first three seasons with the Angels, was in five AL playoffs--one with the Angels in 1979 and four with Oakland--and played in the 1988, '89 and '90 World Series. He retires with a .290 batting average over 15 seasons.
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August 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Mearns, a 17-year-old center for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League was killed Friday night in a traffic accident in his hometown of Regina, Canada. The Winter Hawks said Mearns was one of two people in a car that hit another car from behind, then flipped over several times. The other person in the car was injured.
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January 5, 1990
Kurt Browning, world figure skating champion, escaped injury in Edmonton, Canada, when he lost control of his car and hit a power pole.
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November 14, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
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November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."
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November 12, 1989
Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis of Canada was in a coma with swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain Saturday in Montreal after he was struck by a car that his girlfriend said left the scene after throwing him head-first onto a parked car. "I'm in shock," said Donna Clavel, 22, who lives with Davis, a gold and silver medalist in the breaststroke at the 1984 Olympics and a silver medalist at the 1988 Games in Seoul.
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November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."
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October 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
At least 12 people were reported killed and 30 hurt Sunday when a tractor-trailer hauling logs skidded and crashed into a wagon taking people in a family reunion on a hayride, residents said. Many of the victims were children, police said. As many as 50 people were on the family outing near this village in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick, part of a reunion held each Canadian Thanksgiving weekend by the Leger family of Cormier Village.
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